Still here, still standing.

I find it easier to think of the remaining jobs we’ve got to do around the property as how many hours of work they’ll take. That and “what’s the most cost effective way of doing it?”. Thankfully we’re now back in our home after a period of absence following asbestos being discovered and needing to…

A brief summary

One of the difficult things about blogging is that if I miss a week or two I have no idea where to start off again – so much seems to happen during that period and topics to post about are too abundant. If I was smart I’d do a bundle and then slow release them……

Blessed beyond our dreams

It’s been a long, long time since I’ve had any sort of deep soul contentment. I’d forgotten what it felt like. I’d forgotten how damn good it feels – like the aftermath of passion but for longer and deeper. For the past two days since getting our property I’ve been feeling this and since meeting…

Deciding to dream… and work too

Life can take one by surprise… and that’s not a bad thing. We came to NZ looking for a simpler life, with animals, SPACE and the opportunity for starting a business on our land. The more we looked, it became apparent that on our budget, this simply wouldn’t be possible – or so we thought….

Choices

When one moves countries, especially when one moves and has money to buy a house without a mortgage, decisions can be overwhelming. I’ve woken up the last few mornings and loved walking into town and doing half my 10k steps before going home to family. Life in town is quite appealing for many reasons, first…

Safe, sound and settling in

While my posts over the next few weeks are likely to jump forward and back through the chaos that has been the last month, today I simply want to share today. What a lovely day it has been – our first full day as a family in our new city. We viewed a couple of…