Author Archives: Mr Sting

Visiting Invercargill

At work we meet various people, with some you start having a regular contact, and meet outside the working environment. It makes it easier when our children just click on the spot and become good buddies. Thanks that we were invited to visit and stay at their place in Invercargill for a weekend. It is […]
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Jack’s Point, Queenstown.

We moved to the area called Jack’s Point. Interestingly this place in 2021 was rated among top 10 lifestyle estates in the world (newworldwealth.com). I can see why, it’s only 10 min walk from Wakatipu, it has cool playground attached to the football pitch and tennis courts (all free entry), if you like playing golf […]
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Lake Alta with two ‘tweens’

When you new to Queenstown, and at least at the beginning when only one of us were working you really need to do things on the budget. As mentioned previously Queenstown offers a lot of mountaineering activities that you can do without any proper gear. We live literally on the doorstep of The Remarkables mountain […]
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Destination Queenstown

It’s been a while since the last post. However, there were lots of changes, a little roller-coaster, and a lot of frustration. The main point is that we have moved from Dunedin to Queenstown. Seems like a dream move, but nothing is as beautiful and shiny as it seems. Tu cut a very long story […]
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Queenstown short break

Dunedin to Queenstown Queenstown supposed to be one most iconic places in the world with some truly breathtaking scenery. We decided to check it out. Due to work commitment we set of Friday afternoon. It is about 3-3.5 hrs drive from Dunedin. Because of the late hours we could not enjoy the views on the […]
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Short break in Christchurch

New Zealand’s most expensive cat Feels like we’re jumping two months forward with this post in comparison to the last. But it is the important/emotional reason for it. We went to Christchurch for a weekend. The reason for it was to pick our cat Freyja from the quarantine. To cut the long story short she’s […]
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Discovering Dunedin #1

Immigration rollercoaster The only way I can describe is manic/super busy! Although, I was not working that week, it was far from chilling and relaxing time. We obviously went to the hospital to introduce ourselves, face to face, and to see the unit that I am going to be working. I did not take long […]
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Next course: New Zealand

The blog has been extremely quiet lately. We have not had much time to post new information because of lack of time. And the reason why we do not have much time these days is the fact that we have decided to relocate from UK to New Zealand. Normally, the immigration is not an easy […]
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Long drive tips. From a driver.

Our firs long drive happened in 2007, when we drove home for Christmas. It was just nightmare, which we never repeated since, but it gave us insight of good and bad of the long journey. We had a couple of drinks the day before, hence headaches for few hours; we set of too early for […]
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TD#3. Sgor nam Fiannaidh and Pap of Glencoe.

First attempt to Aonach Eagach. Last year we climbed Sgor nam Fiannaidh, that is a highest point Aonach Eagach – longest ridge in UK. What I remember from that trip is constantly moaning Hurricane. She complained about “stupid rocks and stupid mountains”, and how she hates those rocky paths. At some point I told her […]
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