It’s A Drama Podcast.
This podcast was born in 2019.
Returning to New Zealand after a twelve-month backpacking trip around the world, Liz started a podcast with her teenage son, Sonny.
They talked about all things travel and living in New Zealand with teenagers.
She told others that the podcast was designed to help other parents with teenagers.
But that wasn’t entirely true.
It was her way of legitimately sticking her nose into her son’s business while she slurping lots of green tea.
When Sonny finally grew tired of spending his days recording conversations with his ma, Liz roped her long-suffering husband, Brian, onto the show.
The couple now records weekly videos on YouTube about life in New Zealand and other very cool stuff.
They like to drink wine and chew the fat. They talk about life, travel, kids, money, being British and living in New Zealand.
What are New Zealand kids like?
This is a question that we get asked this a lot from families who are moving to New Zealand with kids.
So we thought we’d spill the beans.
The Watties ones, not the Heinz. And give you an insight into kiwi parents & how the kids in New Zealand are raised differently than in the UK.
Building your own home is what most people dream of.
We were no different.
When we moved to New Zealand twelve years ago, building a house in New Zealand was right up there on our list of hopes. Along with eventually mastering the New Zealand slang words.
And after two years of living in New Zealand, we took the leap and set about building a new house on a piece of land in Taranaki, New Zealand.
In this podcast, we show you how things played out.
Are you thinking of emigrating to New Zealand from America?
Then you’re going to love what we have to share.
In this New Zealand podcast episode, I talk to Katie and David, an American couple who recently made moving to New Zealand a reality.
Katie is a nurse from California and David worked for the LAPD. They had dreamed of living in New Zealand for a while and now that dream is their reality.
But it wasn’t all plain sailing…
Is New Zealand behind the times?
In this podcast, Brian and I talk about a topic that so many people (people who have usually never even been here) like to say.
That is that New Zealand is behind the times. A bit backwards. Slow to catch on.
“Ohhh… it’s like the UK in the 1950’s”. There are air raid shelters and everything…
This is Part two of the interview with Jenn, a New Zealander who spent lockdown in England with her British partner.
If you didn’t catch part 1: Life in New Zealand vs life in the UK then go and listen to that now. it’s a cracker!
This week’s podcast is a little bit different. We have a real New Zealand guest.
Jen is one of those New Zealand people that you are going to fall in love with.
Just as her British boyfriend did.
We moved to New Zealand with kids (age 8 and 5) from the UK twelve years ago.
To say that we were wet behind the ears is an understatement. Rather we were sodding drenched.
We emigrated to New Zealand from the UK and within the first year of being in the country, we had made more mistakes than we had in our entire lives combined.
We have been living in New Zealand for twelve years.
We arrived from the UK where we had a comfortable home, my husband was on a good wage and both of my kids were at school.
Within a year of moving to New Zealand, we were living in a rented house and my husband was on half the wage.
Did I want to go home? At times, yes. But we were so determined to make New Zealand work that we did everything in our power to make it happen.
If you are looking for tips on working from home with your spouse then you might definitely certainly want to listen to this podcast.
Dealing with being together 24/7 is a regular conversation at our dinner table. We have been working together (on and off) as husband and wife – both from home and out of the house – for the past twenty-five years.
And we haven’t yet killed each other.
Notice how I said yet.
She’s a typical Brit. I’ve heard that saying more times than I’ve had hot dinners in the past twelve years.
And right there is a perfect example of typical British ways. Right up there in that first sentence.
Being British is fab. It’s brill. You can say things that make no sense at all to the rest of the world and every other British person understands what you are saying.
British Culture Habits
In this podcast episode (which also has a video to watch should you so wish!), we talked about 12 of the most typical British ways that the world finds both confusing (and often infuriating!)
Get a nice cup of tea and enjoy!