Christchurch November 20th 2010 Returning to civilisation we headed to Christchurch where many of us were parting ways so we went out for a pub quiz that evening. We came in middling, not bad as I think we were the only non-regular team there! I even got the bonus question right by recognising part of the painting Night Watch due to a certain book my Mr Pratchett!! Also met up with Justin again as our Christchurch stays ovelappe ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Christchurch 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
I'm just an ecologist,, SFF fan and rainbow loving gal who wishes she had more time & money for travelling!
Born & bred in the UK I grew up with summer holidays to remote corners of this isle and my memories of these trips involve scrambling up mountains in the rain! Great times! I am fascinated by the natural world around us, by all the amazing creatures that share it with us & the ways they & their habitats fit together.
Having finished my PhD in Ecology in 2010 I set off to see Australia & New Zealand for several months to escape! This blog began then, I've missed several UK based h... full info