Packing Up to Move to New Zealand

After four years in Australia, two and a half years in the UK and two years in the Basque Country, it is time to return to New Zealand. It is very hard to leave, so I’ve made a list:

reasons why it is good to live in New Zealand

  • People will (usually) understand what I’m saying
  • I can have a veggie garden and it is unlikely that someone will steal my rosemary
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Upcycled Skirt

At the Top Hut on Bealey Spur

At the Top Hut on Bealey Spur

I’m just back from a visit to NZ, catching up with friends, going to a fantastic wedding and doing an overnight tramp (hike!). On my last day, I went into Christchurch and browsed the Arts Centre Market to find a gifted artist, Ron Tekawa, who uses old fabrics to make wonderful skirts. They can’t quite save my legs and wonky toes, but they are as flattering a shape as I can wear! (more…)