“You’re not fit because you don’t have abs”

So in 2018, with amazing information sources at our fingertips, I find it astonishing that so many of us are still sucked into a general opinion of what a ‘fit’ person looks like and that in order to keep fit, you have to ‘go to the gym’. I decided I’d blog about this, as a…

Fittest I have ever been?

Despite already being an avid gym goer/fitness fanatic/one of those annoying people who enjoys the gym, I made a pact that after moving over to the other side of the world I would become the fittest I have ever been. I know, pretty big statement, but I convinced myself that this would just simply happen,…

Its Chriiiiiistmasss – is it??

Just a  post to say Happy Christmas to everyone back at home home (UK)! I quite simply do not feel like it’s the festive season AT all, mainly due to light mornings/evenings, warm weather, lack of any kind of christmassy vibes. It’s so alien to hear christmas songs in the summer time, christmas jumpers can’t…

Is the grass greener?

So I’ve just sat down in Coffee Culture (coffee shop near my house, sells ‘healthy’ peanut butter cups, I may or may not have just eaten one in less than 60secs) I’ve realised I haven’t written a blog post in a little while so thought why not write one now! Christchurch is still ticking boxes…

Avalanche Peak

Over the weekend we decided to make the most of our new surroundings and headed out to Arthur’s Pass – a mere 2 hour drive away. We actually visited Arthur’s Pass during our 2016 NZ roadtrip but we only had a quick stopover as the weather wasn’t great so we were basically in a cloud…

Show Day

Just got back home after a day at the Canterbury A&P Show – all of this week has been  ‘Cup & Show Week’ with all sorts of events and races going on in Christchurch. The A&P show is essentially like the Norfolk show but soooo much busier (we were surprised at how many people were…

Getting used to it

We have been taking some time to get used to living out here in New Zealand – it’s a funny feeling setting up somewhere entirely new. Even popping out on my bike into the city for the first time on my own I was feeling a bit nervy/half excited but I think that’s completely normal…

Aoraki – The Cloud Piercer

After sorting out our house, we decided to take a quick weekend trip down to Mount Cook Village… because we live just a drive away now. One of the most memorable places from our last NZ adventure, Mount Cook is incredibly beautiful and even more breathtaking the second time around. Driving to Mount Cook from…

Christchurch-underrated city of South Island

We only arrived just over a week ago but it’s flown by and we’ve actually achieved quite a lot in this small timeframe, despite being horrendously jetlagged! We’ve moved into our little home in Christchurch and our car is parked outside our front door – Subaru Outback, typical adventure vehicle and we love it. I…

Ok let’s do it…

So as I write this, it so happens that I’m approximately 13 days away from hopping on a couple of long hauls and emigrating to New Zealand – it still doesn’t really feel real yet despite being so near, but it is, and I am so very excited (and obviously a teeny bit nervous about…