2022 & 2023 – Our Plans. Our Destinations. Our Tours. Our Getaways.
In a year when many places have been out of reach for most Kiwi's & Australians, there is one island which is close enough and safe enough for us to visit. Tucked away in splendid isolation, Tasmania is low-key and off-grid. This un-spoilt island below mainland Australia may be the size of Ireland, but its vast array of landscapes, food & wine and rockin' art really packs a punch.[...]
So here we are - April, 2021. And the Bubble has Burst. As of 19 April, 2021, we will be able to have Quarantine Free travel between New Zealand and Australia. This has been a long time coming - over 12 months. Imagine that. 12 months of not visiting loved ones; family and friends. 12 months of not getting on a big jet plane. 12 months of not seeing new pastures. Kind of crazy really.[...]
Good God - I cannot wait to see the ass end of 2020. It has been SHIT. Really, really shit.Ok, some people thrived & were complete winners through 2020 - Amazon anyone? - but others? Well, the struggle was incredibly real. It is still incredibly real.So haere rā 2020. Adiós. Sayonara. Ciao. Au revoir. Auf Wiedersehen. Ma'a as-salaama. Namaste. Khodaa haafez. Just bloody Vale!And I[...]
You may not know this, but I have a Fine Arts Degree.. Yep, I am a trained Artist. How about that!The Husband is constantly ribbing me about it as I have not been Artistic, nor Creative for a long, long, long time.In fact, the easel and canvas he bought me about 7 years ago are still unused! How terrible is that..But every so often I really get the urge to 'create'; to use the right side o[...]
So I am undertaking a Mindset Course - The Power of Mindset. In a nut-shell, I am trying to get back some FOCUS and stop BAD habits and start GOOD habits. My sleeping sucks. My focus sucks. My eating patterns suck. My exercise routine sucks. But my procrastination is fabulous! Off the charts fabulous. Woo Hoo! I want to get back to the focus I had pre-Covid. And I am not the only one[...]
I Love Food. I love eating it. I love cooking it. I love searching back alleys for it. I love trying it - all of it! To me, Food and Travel just go hand in hand. Two of life's most fabulous pleasures. Two of life's most fabulous treasures. International travel is off the cards for us all right now, but that doesn't mean we have to stop exploring. With some of the best travel shows st[...]
Well, what totally unprecedented times for our modern world huh? It started when we heard about people getting sick in certain countries. Not really on our turf so we were still OK. But then our realities shifted, slowly at first, and then before we knew it, the coronavirus took over completely. Entire nations were ordered to stay at home, borders were closed, we were told not to go[...]