I have an announcement to make

I have great news which I'm finally allowed to blog about. Some of you may have observed that in the last week or so my mood has improved. But then, maybe this isn't so noticeable. I'm not sure. Anyway, here's my news: I am delighted to report that we have a ticket out of the… Continue reading I have an announcement to make

Quality of life in York

People in York are shocked when I tell them how much I love living here. Why is that? There's an assumption that life is better in New Zealand and Australia so I'm going to challenge that assumption with this blog post. Quality of life is partly subjective and so the things I love about York… Continue reading Quality of life in York

Online shopping in the UK

Yesterday I ordered some groceries online. I thought I had ordered 1kg of carrots and 1kg of bananas.  What I got instead was a single carrot in a bag and a single banana in another bag. This is one of the pitfalls of online grocery shopping. Don't get me wrong here though, I absolutely adore… Continue reading Online shopping in the UK

Parking for five cars

There's an article in the NZ Herald this week, Auckland house prices vs world's, which compares the median house price in Auckland - a whopping $670,000 - with other similarly priced homes around the world. The house chosen for comparison in Auckland, is a $675,000 five-bedroom, three-bathroom house in the suburb of New Windsor. New… Continue reading Parking for five cars