Exploring Putangirua Pinnacles: LOTR film location

Lord of the Rings superfans, take a look at this... Recently we took a little drive out of Wellington to have a gander at the Putangirua Pinnacles, a product from mother nature herself which lent themselves wonderfully in LOTR: Return of the King. The pinnacles are within a small national park, I wouldn't describe the … Continue reading Exploring Putangirua Pinnacles: LOTR film location

Gifts for a Wanderer

First of all...Merry Christmas! I hope everyone had a wonderful day, wherever in the world you celebrated it. Personally, this was my third Christmas from home and it's always an odd feeling. I miss my family, my home and the usual English way of cooking a larger-than-normal sunday roast and re-naming it a, 'Christmas dinner.' … Continue reading Gifts for a Wanderer

Fireworks light up Wellington’s Harbour

Guy Fawkes was postponed from Wednesday 5th until Saturday 8th in Wellington this year, it was sure worth the wait though. We were fortunate enough to watch the display from my partners grandparent's apartment on Mount Victoria, high above the crowds below. Smiley face and heart shaped fireworks were definitely a highlight and the beautiful … Continue reading Fireworks light up Wellington’s Harbour

My First Week in Wellington

I've arrived! I'm on the other side of the world; far from home, family and friends. The adventure started Sunday morning (October 5th) we woke early to make our way to the bus station; my parents, sister, her partner and baby all came down to wave myself and my boyfriend off. Saying goodbye never gets … Continue reading My First Week in Wellington