Part Seven: Top of The South If you find yourself wandering through a land lined with the most exquisite vineyards you could quite possibly be in Marlborough, rich wine country. We had travelled through Marlborough and on into Nelson, The Top of the South. It had been a surprising start to the summer months. The […]Read More Land of The Long White Cloud – Part Seven: Top of The South
Part Six: Not a Sound On the Western coastline of the glorious Southlands there is an opening in a long stretch of high rock-faced cliffs. It was some time ago, and estimations do range significantly with embossed capillaries signalling passionate opinions, that a series of glaciers carved out their passage from deep inland that reached […]Read More Land of the Long White Cloud – Part Six: Not a Sound
Part Five: The City of Sails The City of Auckland sits on the harbour with countless boats and yachts dotted around the opening of the big blue. During December the harbour is a stunning place to walk around and appreciate the variety and richness of the City’s Port. I imagine that on a warm February afternoon, with […]Read More Land of the Long White Cloud – Part Five: The City of Sails
Part Four: Bucket List Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman entertained us with the film Bucket List and although the concept always has a bleak ending, the #MakeTheMostOfNow centiment is first class. If you are working your way through a bucket list get your list out because you need to add an item: – Visit Lake […]Read More Land of the Long White Cloud – Part Four: Bucket List
Part Three – What happened to Saturday… Our journey had continued from the West Coast of California and taking an oceanic bearing south to New Zealand, somewhere beyond the sea. The journey from London via Los Angeles had been a long day and a half. It had been so hard to keep open eye lids […]Read More Land of the Long White Cloud – Part Three: What happened to Saturday…
Part Two – The view from a Cab It had been ten hours, four films and two meals since roaring down the runway at Heathrow airport. We’d flown over the Atlantic, crossed through the skies above Newfoundland and the white Canadian landscape. I’ve driven for ten hours, maybe even twelve hours on a drive down […]Read More Land of the Long White Cloud – Part Two: The view from a Cab
If you walk into a English cafe, tearoom or even a coffee house and you ask for a Flat White, you will be faced with a glazed look across the face of our budding baristas. Sure we can serve you an excellent cup of tea. An impressive latte and even a smooth yet strong cappuccino. […]Read More A ‘Flet Wyte’ did you say?!
Part One – The Journey South. The 19:58 to Euston was late into Preston. A passenger further up the line had fallen ill and an emergency doctor had taken him to the nearest hospital. Only the most stubborn can remain frustrated at the trains timekeeping considering the ordeal that the man had gone through. Just […]Read More Land of the Long White Cloud – Part One: The Journey South