You’d think that after living in New Zealand for 12 years we’d have adjusted to the kiwi ways. And we have. To most things.

But not all.

We moved to New Zealand from England in 2009 and it was the best move that we have ever made. We have raised our kids in a country that embraces innovation and creativity, and have been warmly welcomed by the wonderful New Zealand people

But. There are times when we are reminded that this is not Kansas. That we still need to work a little harder to truly fit in. Whenever these seven events show up in life down under, we realise that try as we may, we are still adapting to life in New Zealand.

Here are the seven culprits that still baffle these two slow learning brits…




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Living in New Zealand & STILL, We Can’t Adjust To…


  1. The second syllable thing.
  2. Ham.
  3. Real estate signs.
  4. House prices.
  5. The ten-second pause.
  6. Whitebait.
  7. Coffee.


Watch The Video Podcast: Life in New Zealand & Still…





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Behind The Scenes Podcast Episodes

(Where we share the things that are happening in our lives right now).

Episode #1: Meeting Our Teenage Daughter. Life at 17.

Episode #2: Our Son at 20. Homeschooled. No College. Three Jobs.

Episode #3: We Met Online. The Māori Subscribers Who Changed Our Lives.

Episode #4: The REAL Reason We Left the UK.

Episode #5: Quitting School. Now What?

Episode #6: Feeling Fear But Going On Regardless.


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