Category Archives for "New Zealand"

Oct 29

Discover Petone, New Zealand

By CJ | New Zealand

Reading time: 10 Minutes Since selling our house in August we have been housesitting in the Wellington region.  In between house sits we have been staying in Petone, Lower Hutt. We recently had two weeks in Petone and love it. Petone is a lovely seaside suburb bordered by a beach that can be wild and […]

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May 19

Visiting the Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

By CJ | Hawkes Bay

Hawkes Bay, New Zealand is a great place to visit.  We recently escaped for a week to the Hawkes Bay for some time out.  We had the best time.  Hawkes Bay wineries are world class, it has some of the best New Zealand Food and has great weather.  Napier in the Hawkes Bay is also […]

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May 03

A Beginner’s Guide to Wellington New Zealand

By CJ | New Zealand

Wellington New Zealand, has been called the ‘Coolest Little Capital in the World’.  I am not going to argue with that.  Wellington is a small city nestled on a beautiful harbor, surrounded by a lovely accessible green belt and a ‘couple’ of hills.  The upside of those hills – the view.  This is our Beginner’s […]

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Apr 14


By CJ | New Zealand

It is Easter Weekend this weekend in New Zealand. This means it is a four day weekend for most of us (those of us who work for ourselves may approach it slightly differently though).  We are in the middle of getting our house ready to sell and will be doing final touch ups over the […]

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Jun 26

Big Sky

By CJ | Wellington

It is a funny time of year in Wellington. We swing from very cold, windy and wet days to days like today. Calm and warm. I took this picture this morning…what a wonderful view to see when working….  

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