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Arthur’s Pass National Park

Hi! We have been waiting to write and post this blog since last Wednesday but a delay with our Wi-Fi installation and general business of moving house (again) have prevented us finding even an hour to write. We took our first road trip in…

New Zealand Newbies

Hi, it has been a very busy few weeks but we are excited to bring you this blog so you get some of the story so far and if you discover it because you are thinking of moving to New Zealand hopefully it may…

Santa Steam Train at the Ribble Steam Railway

We took a trip on the Ribble Steam Train with a very special guest…Ho! Ho! Ho!

Anytime 3 Bean Salad

This is a simple 3 bean salad recipe which can be kept in the fridge for a few days. It can be constantly nibbled at or used as a salad as part of a full dinner. It’s quick, cheap, tasty and super healthy. Ingredients…

Eco-Exchange Week 13

Regular bulbs to LED bulbs  When considering this week’s topic I thought, “I’m pretty sure I already have energy saving light bulbs.” I then had a look around the house to confirm. Yes some of the bulbs are LED but actually there’s a few…

Eco-Exchange week 11

Long showers to timed showers An average shower uses 7.75 litres per minute with power showers using 17 litres per minute. According to waterwise the average shower is about 8 minutes. This is about accurate for us. When I thought about it I realised…

Eco-Exchange Week 8

Meat to Meat Free In honour of vegetarian week we’d like to delve into the reasons as to why one should consider reducing their meat intake, or stop all together. “A meat-eater’s diet requires 17 times more land, 14 times more water and 10…

Eco-Exchange: Week 2

Detergent to Soap Nuts Welcome to the second week in our 52 week eco-exchange challenge. This week we’ve turned our attentions to household products. There are many possibilities for exchange here and we started with something we do very often with a toddler in the…

Ribble Valley Walk: Pendle Hill

On Mother’s Day we were very lucky to have beautiful sunshine so we decided to head up Pendle hill for amazing views. You can find a short video of our walk here. Kitty was still very much in the throws of chickenpox so in the interest…