Category Archives: travel

Visiting Melbourne, but settling in to Dunedin

2018 was an exciting year – mostly because of Mogwai – but also because we’ve really settled in to our life here in Dunedin, NZ. So much so that we’ve bought a house! The settlement happens shortly, so for now we’re looking forward to moving in and making the place our own.

We also had a trip back to Melbourne in December-January to celebrate my grandmother’s 90th birthday.

Continue reading Visiting Melbourne, but settling in to Dunedin

Purakaunui Falls

Curio Bay, December 2016

I started work this week at PocketSmith – a personal finance management product for people to manage their budgets and get an overview of their spending habits. I’m working in the support team as a technical support agent, helping people solve bugs and identify UX issues within the product. It’s exciting, but I’ve got a lot to learn!

Meanwhile, the weekend before I started, Tom and I took a weekend break and drove down to Curio Bay in the Catlins. Our intention was to see some penguins and take a few walks. Continue reading Curio Bay, December 2016

"Gig City", Dunedin

Welcome to Dunedin!

Our month-long journey from France to New Zealand has drawn to a close!

From Singapore, we flew directly to Christchurch on New Zealand’s South Island. One night layover and then the final leg to Dunedin.

Christchurch┬áis full of lovely parks, but it’s extremely sprawling so we didn’t get to really sink ourselves into it. The Botanic Gardens are lovely (ducks!) and we visited a sweet pub near our rental with real ale and lots of microbreweries represented. The Twisted Hop Pub, check it out! Coffee is also a big Thing in Christchurch. We visited C4 Coffee Roasters and thought it was great. Continue reading Welcome to Dunedin!

Singapore

Singapore, October 2016

We left Athens, and left Europe, bound for New Zealand but with one more city to visit: Singapore! The ideal place to break up our long journey, a friend who lives there had recently married. We hadn’t been able to make it to the wedding, but this worked out better in the end as we were able to spend much more time together on this trip than we would have at a big celebration (so selfish!).

From the airport, the newlyweds took us directly to a hawker market to kickstart our digestion after all the Greek salads we had eaten. Noodles, soup, prata, rice, juices, we ate it all! Continue reading Singapore, October 2016