Steventon Homestead at Whitecliffs, Jane Austen and Lady Barker April 13th 2011 Well so far the NZ weather has been just fabulous; day six of our literary tour was another perfect day. I even got to wear my famous (or infamous, depending on who you are talking to!) red hat.
Once again we didn't leave Ashburton until 9.30am, a reasonable hour. Then it was a drive to 'Steventon Homestead', about one hour's drive from Christchurch. Along the way Susannah gave us informatio ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South 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
We started travelblogging in 2008 when, with the parenting responsibilities of six children long-gone, we (Michelle & Kevin) left home for a three months adventure during which time we spent some of the kids inheritance! Having always loved traveling, prior to our three months away six weeks has been the longest period we've been overseas and that was mostly with kids in tow. Now officially retired (well sort of) I think we'll be taking up this traveling lark with a vengeance! ... full info