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Each journey begins with a single step... Two kiwis escaping from the island to explore strange new worlds and boldly go where thousands have gone before... . .

Botswana and back to Jo'burg

BOTSWANA | Friday, 12 Aug 2016 | Views [21]

Back to Maun and on the way the clutch gave up in our Land Cruiser. We first flagged down a ute but it was a French tourist who said 'too complicated' and drove off and left us there. The second vehicle was a delivery truck, he immediately got out a ... Read more >


Botswana

BOTSWANA | Thursday, 4 Aug 2016 | Views [45]

Botswana has been a wonderful experience. We started with being upgraded from our booked accommodations to a beautiful huge Lodge on the Chobe River. Went for a river cruise in the afternoon until sunset and saw all sorts of amazing animals coming to ... Read more >


Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE | Saturday, 30 Jul 2016 | Views [47]

At Motopo, The Farmhouse we were right next to the park and some of the areas huge boulders which we climbed for some fabulous views. We got a day following White Rhino on foot and got to sit within about 20 feet of them, they aren't white but have big ... Read more >


Photos: Tour begins

SOUTH AFRICA | Wednesday, 27 Jul 2016 | Photo Gallery

J'burg to Zimbabwe border
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First week on tour

SOUTH AFRICA | Wednesday, 27 Jul 2016 | Views [44]

Day 1 Started at 6am, we headed west towards the Kruger National Park stopping at Hazyview, where our guide Antony lives, for the night. We went to a local show but got there late missing most of the performance and the meal whilst interesting was not ... Read more >


Photos: Johanesburg

SOUTH AFRICA | Monday, 18 Jul 2016 | Photo Gallery

The city of Jo'burg
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Afrika begins

SOUTH AFRICA | Monday, 18 Jul 2016 | Views [69]

Finally the day had arrived. We headed to Auckland and flew out with Air NZ on one of their new planes with dimming windows and individual movie modes. Surprised to be offered food as our itinery said we got none but our tickets said we had 'The Works' ... Read more >


Countdown

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 8 Jul 2016 | Views [61]

This boring blog is about to get some life injected once again - WHAT????   Yes! We are to do some travel once more albeit a miniature travel. We are off to Afrika for 4 weeks. This trip will be a little different than our previous travels ... Read more >


Biker chick

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 22 Jun 2016 | Views [70]

I love my Sporty but find it a little high for me. My feet are on the ground but it's such a heavy bike that when I have to pull it backwards, usually into a park, I find it very difficult to handle. I went looking at other bikes, thought hard about ... Read more >


love

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 9 May 2016 | Views [50]

Isn't about feelings, it's about what you will give and what your partner will accept. You may be willing to give all but if your partner doesn't want it all then it can lead to a sticky situation. It has taken a few  years for Kent and I to ... Read more >


I spy a PCC = paddock crammed with cows

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 12 Apr 2016 | Views [126]

1. I am to be a grandmother again !! :) My eldest daughter and mother of my 2 amazing grandsons is carrying again and due at the end of September. 2. I have told my work that I will finish working for them in July before we head off to Afrika. We ... Read more >


Still here :)

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 14 Feb 2016 | Views [128]

This last year has been a hard one for one of my daughters. Sadly her marriage has ended and living in Australia where you are penalised for being a Kiwi she has had a hard row to hoe to stay living there. Luckily prior to their breakup C had started ... Read more >


A very sad thing

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 25 Jan 2016 | Views [105]

Molly has gone. A day before we arrived back home after New Year Molly disappeared, it was not a good time nor good circumstances but I'm not going into it. We found her wee body so had closure but we are still shaken and shocked. We miss her so


End of another year

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 14 Dec 2015 | Views [195]

It's been a good year for riding. From January to May we were on the bikes almost every weekend. I take the bike off the road over winter as I admit I am a fair weather rider, can't handle the wind chill factor when it's cold. Got it back on the road ... Read more >


He only has to go to work, mow the lawns, and call me sweetie and he thinks that's enough...

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 13 Nov 2015 | Views [243] | Comments [1]

Example of an October day: My neice is over from America for a very short visit. Monday I have planned for us to spend the day doing things together.  7.30  Kent wakes and is feeling so bad he can't go to work 8.30  I go to his ... Read more >


Time passes so quickly

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | Views [216]

My eldest grandson Spencer has just turned 3! Is it only me or is time going by faster and faster... Is it that life is getting fuller and fuller (is that correct english?). He's a gorgeous boy anyway. I go up every third weekend and help out with him ... Read more >


Odd

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | Views [232]

I'm not really a cat person but every chance she can get our cat Molly comes and sits on me, on the couch, on the bed... I give her her biscuits now and then and she gets a stroke down her back but other than that not much TLC from me as she is Kent's ... Read more >


Keep calm and carry on

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 3 Jul 2015 | Views [263]

We trundle along happily then life throws those curveballs in there just so we don't relax too much. When you are young you ride the waves of those curveballs and revel in the containment or control of the situation. The stress is like adrenaline pushing ... Read more >


Photos: Darcy

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Friday 13th - a lucky day :)

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | Views [1378]

Today my 2nd grandson and 4th grandchild was born and I was there to witness the event. Laetitia had rung me the day before to tell me things seemed to be on their way so I raced in to work and organised things so that I could go up to Auckland immediately.... Read more >


2 0 1 5

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | Views [393]

Wow 2015 already! I still remember the hype for Y2K... doesn't seem that long ago. A lot has changed in my life in these last 15 years and I have done a lot of things. This year I have my 59th birthday so will be starting into my 60th year. That is also ... Read more >


thoughts

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | Views [348]

I had an experience twice in my life which was in essence the same thing - an object was left by one partner in a relationship in a place that annoyed the other. The object was left for some days with the one getting more and more annoyed and the other ... Read more >


2 - Trip to Oz

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | Views [375]

At the beginning of this year when I was booking our flights for our USA trip there was an advert for cheap flights to the Gold Coast and I booked a flight over our Labour Weekend in October to have a week with Corrin. Luckily my employers are great, ... Read more >


Photos: Kitchen

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | Photo Gallery

Renovation
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1 - Spring must be renovation time

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | Views [364]

Action line for our kitchen: Go to a local 'Home Show'and get the idea to make some changes to the kitchen. Make a rough plan of our idea, discuss it with eveyone we can to get ideas, get kitchen people in to give their ideas. Keep going until ... Read more >


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