All Posts by CJ


About the Author

We are Cath & Andy, avid travellers who are either travelling or planning the next trip. Come along and join us for the ride as we house sit and explore new destinations. On Red Door Ponderings you will find destination guides, travel essentials we love, and information about long-term travel in your 40s and 50s with your significant other.

Apr 06

Trying again

By CJ | New

    This is the third time I have tried to write this post. I have a new tablet, which is fab, but I am still a novice on the ins-and-outs. I have been meaning to write about our date nights, a new and treasured ritual, and may well do so in the future. I […]

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Jan 21


By CJ | Wellington

Today is going to be a good day.  I can just tell.  The sun is shining.  I had a quiet breakfast and coffee sitting outside reading the paper.  All by myself.  It was wonderful.   I am sitting here listening to the chickens next door making their morning chicken noises, looking at the beautiful gerbera which […]

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Jan 05

Time of bounty

By CJ | New Zealand

It is summer here in New Zealand.  This is also a time of plentiful growth in the garden and plenty of supplies at the local market.  Our garden has been blooming, and after a day of weeding and planting seedlings it now looks like this. Our garden is riddled with oxalis which is the bane […]

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Dec 27

Hitting the road

By CJ | Hawkes Bay

We are on the road, heading off on vacation for a week. We are stopping off at a family wedding tomorrow, then it is to the beach. My aims for the week are to make the big decisions of the day revolve around whether I should lie down or sit up to read. There will […]

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