New Zealand. Land of the long White Cloud
In the ten years that we have spent living in New Zealand, my family and I have never been glamping.
Let’s face it. It’s not the sort of thing you want to do with two kids, is it?
But. With the kids now old enough to make their own beans on toast, Brian and I decided that it was time to check out what this New Zealand glamping craze was all about.
Get us a little bit of hippy outdoorsy fun.
And while we were there – glamping in New Zealand – we made a podcast episode for you. And wrote a post.
After all, what else would a husband and wife do when they find themselves alone without their kids for the first time in nineteen years??
I wish I’d read a post like this when we were looking to move to New Zealand ten years ago.
At least then I would have been prepared. I could have packed a hot water bottle and a sun hat and some hankies.
But I didn’t.
Instead, I got to the other side of the world and blubbed for six months about how my family never returned my calls and that the bathroom in the house that we were renting was cold and smelly and damp.
Last week I received this email.
“Hi. I am thinking of moving to New Zealand with my family but I am concerned that as we are moving from the UK, my eldest son (who is 12) will be bored. Could you give me any advice?”
I have two kids, a boy age 18 (note to oneself, must stop calling him a kid) and a daughter who is 15.
We have been living in New Zealand for almost eleven years. We emigrated from the UK for a better way of life.
We found it.
What is a tiny house and why would a twenty-six-year-old girl want to invest all of her savings and live in one in New Zealand?
Because she can and they’re cool.
Could you live in a tiny house?
In this week’s podcast, Sonny and I get to chat with Laura.
It’s easy for me to bang on about how wonderful New Zealand is – my family and I have been living here for the last ten years and although the country has its pros and cons, I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. I adore living in New Zealand and will always bore anyone who will listen.
So yes. I probably am a bit biased.
So we thought we’d give you a treat…
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