Living with Perthes, without limits

A change of direction for a wee bit on my blog. Something is about to change for me in a fairly dramatic way… When I was a child I had a bicycle accident riding  down the road to my friend’s house. I can still vividly remember right to the moment I hit the letterbox that…

There’s no place like home…

Delving into my life as an expat I think it’s best to start with where we have come from. We’ve been expats for eighteen months now. Living in the hot, humid and sometimes VERY wet Bangkok. Overall we LOVE this crazy city, but what it does highlight is what we miss and love about our…

A few of my favourite things… Auckland

Coming back to Auckland after a break gives me a fresh perspective and fresh eyes. Some things have changed, and Auckland is growing, in population, and up as a city. Here are a few of my favourite things about Auckland. So many people pass through Auckland on to the more glamorous South Island but she’s…

It’s a woman’s world – New Zealand

For the first time ever I took ten minutes out of my life to watch an interview with a New Zealand prime minister. Jacinda Ardern is making headlines around the world on being only one of two world leaders to give birth whilst in office. By chance she gave birth on the birthday of the…

Big girl breath

Repatriation is a thing. And it’s a real thing. This is the second time I’ve been through it. The first on return from London. We were at a different stage of life, no kids, no real jobs and landing back to parents. It was tough. Gone were the flats, the parties and the travel. Hello…

And home we arrive

It’s been a few weeks of leaving, travelling, arriving and general unsettled-ness. And it’s not quite over. In about 2 weeks we’ll be back in our home, with our belongings, but still no cat (in New York till July). On arriving back to Auckland we arrived in various states of run-down. Kids had had fevers…

While they pack…

I sit here in one quiet corner of the house while it’s packed around me. And of course I need to write this blog. If not for anyone else, but for myself and our memories of Bangkok. These are a few of my favourite things… Mangoes, pineapples… I adore fruit. Always have, my mother would…