Kia Ora from Auckland
October 6, 2010 in Uncategorized
Kia Ora everybody – I’m back! My seasons are back in order – Spring in September and not May – and all is good in my bubble.
What a trip. We finally managed to get the house packed up and into a container and then had a few days of visiting family and friends on our way to Heathrow. By the time we boarded, we were absolutely shattered but relieved to be finally on our way.
We landed in Auckland on a cloudy and chilly day but were way too exhausted to care much. Dinner that night was a Rock n Roll style pizza out of a box – was the best pizza in the world! My son fell asleep at 5pm with the pizza still in his mouth – poor kid.
Jetlag was fun as we were up at 2am every morning and managed to chat to family back in the UK and RSA.
What amazed and still amazes us is how quiet the night times are here – no police sirens, ambulance sirens etc. It really blew our brains for the first few nights but now it’s bliss.
The North Shore is very much like Cape Town in so many ways. The people are friendly, the beaches are beautiful and clean and the fact that I seem to hear more South African accents just adds to the feeling of being home.
We have now moved into our house which is gorgeous and overlooks the Okura Valley all the way down to the sea. We have no furniture but we do have broadband – so at least our priorities are right
Our container should arrive at the end of October – which should be an early Christmas. I can’t wait to get my hands on my kitchenware. Am so excited as my husband surprised me with an early birthday present before we left the UK – a bread machine. It’s all brand new and in the container but it’s on it’s way to me!! The smell of fresh bread really excites me – how sad is that!
So… whilst I’m back – I’m not back completely but I am enjoying catching up on all the posts that I’ve missed in the last month and appreciating the fact that your seasons and mine match again and I don’t have to put these wonderful ideas on the back burner for 6 months