Friends and Family

South Kensington walking

The following weekend Karyn & Brian’s friends Maree & Scott arrived after a two-month holiday travelling around Italy & Spain. They are crashing here until the find a place to live (they moved the following weekend, so Karyn & Brian only had a house full of Kiwis for a few days). We considered checking out Trooping the Colour but the weather was absolutely horrid, so gave it a miss, it will happen again next year Read more…

By Keryn, ago
Friends and Family

London Markets & Robot Wars

Last weekend Karyn & I (Keryn) decided to go to the markets for the day. We wanted to go to Spitalfields & Petticoat Lane Markets, but after surfacing from the tube and wandering around we quickly discovered that these markets were not open on a Saturday. We figured since we were in the City, with the intent on wandering around some markets we needed to figure out some markets that were in fact open. After Read more…

By Keryn, ago
London

Job Hunting

Right, we’re in London and we notice that our poor old NZ $ doesn’t quite go as far. This means we have to find work – what a mission that will turn out to be, at least for one of us anyway. The week following our visit to Camden markets started our job hunting. This mainly consisted of looking at various websites like JobServe and applying (generally via email) for jobs. Applying for jobs is Read more…

By Keryn, ago
Melbourne

The first Melbourne days

Hello, We’ve been here in Melbourne for just over four days now. Melbourne is a lovely place (the perfect weather helps of course). We’re staying with Steve and Chris at their apartment on the edge of the central city. We nearly didn’t make it at all, we went to the Flight Centre in Whangarei the day before we were due to fly out and found that our flight had been moved forward by five hours Read more…

By Keryn, ago
Whangarei

Up in Whangarei

Hello, We have installed ourselves in Whangarei safely – there’s still a lot of redistribution of boxes and other stuff but it should be easy from here. The cats survived the trip well enough, no real complaints. They seem to have adapted to the new environment no problem. We took them for a bush walk this morning and they had a ball of a time. Earl takes spontaneous sprints every now and again, I don’t Read more…

By Keryn, ago