Ahhhh the Shire (aka the North Island!!)... October 30th 2008 We arrived safe and sound in New Zealand after losing an entire day of our lives on the way.. how strange! More importantly for us it meant we were both one day nearer to our 30th birthday's because of this!
We were not however greeted with the sunshine we had hoped for on our arrival.. more like the weather we had been used to all our lives in the UK.. grey skies and rain, great! We'd only ju ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
Back in 2008 we took 21 months off work, rented out the house, found a foster home for Stuart (cat!) and ventured out to the big wide world. We saw as many places as we could fit in in the time we were on the road and returned home in February 2010 after a truly life changing and eye opening journey.
Our adventure lasted... 615 days!
After our return we fell into the routine of life back in the UK but have always planned to get back out there as soon as we could. It took a bit longer than we'd hoped but we did squeeze in getting married and a few holidays ... full info