How to speak kiwi – a quick crash course in mastering the En Zedd language

How to speak Kiwi - a quick crash course

Us kiwis have butchered taken charge of the English language and put our own spin on it. Often to the confusion of the rest of the world and cop a lot of flak for our accent. But we are fairly good at taking the piss out of ourselves as well. So grab a cuppa, kick … Read moreHow to speak kiwi – a quick crash course in mastering the En Zedd language

Vinegar Hill – A night camping nestled in rural New Zealand

A night camping at Vinegar Hill

Nestled under a sheer rocky cliff face and in tucked under rolling hills lay our home for the night. That morning Mr Joe (my 11 year old) and I squeezed a tent, camping chairs, mattresses, chilly bins, liquorice allsorts, pillows, sleeping bags, a bag of clothes, towels and a stack of board games in the … Read moreVinegar Hill – A night camping nestled in rural New Zealand

50+ Camping activities to keep everyone entertained (no devices in sight)

50+ camping activities to keep everyone entertained (no devices in sight)

Camping is a great way to spend quality time with loved ones. Or tolerated ones. No TV, limited phone service, no creature comforts. Sounds fab dunnit? But how do you entertain everyone with no TV, limited phone service and no creature comforts? Ah, I am here to help! Check out my comprehensive list of Camping … Read more50+ Camping activities to keep everyone entertained (no devices in sight)

Tavistock – The search for family roots across the world

Tavistock - the search for family roots across the other side of the world

Once upon an English Autumn day, my friend Nigel took me to Tavistock. Apparently, I have family from there so I wanted to see the place where I have a vague connection to while so far away from home. Tavistock sits on the edge of Dartmoor (perhaps why I felt such a draw to Dartmoor … Read moreTavistock – The search for family roots across the world

The Ultimate Camping List – Everything you need to pack when camping (+ FREE checklist)

The Ultimate Packing Checklist + bonus checklist

What on Earth do I really need when I go camping? I hear you ask. Well, my friend, I am here to help you. I have put together the Ultimate Camping Checklist just for you. Now ain’t that nice? It’s even organised by category. With a Handy printable Ultimate Camping Checklist at the bottom. Choice! … Read moreThe Ultimate Camping List – Everything you need to pack when camping (+ FREE checklist)

New Zealand Hiking: Mt Karioi – a challenging mountain trek

Mt Karioi, New Zealand Hiking

“Hiking is a bit like life: The journey only requires you to put one foot in front of the other…again and again and again. And if you allow yourself the opportunity to be present throughout the entirety of the trek, you will witness beauty every step of the way, not just at the summit” Unknown Mt Karioi is … Read moreNew Zealand Hiking: Mt Karioi – a challenging mountain trek