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Goodbye London, Hello Wellington!

I can’t believe I’m moving! In two weeks! It’s all happened so quickly. Our place has sold and now we will be out of England by Christmas! Have I seen all there is to see in London? I’m not sure. I just know it has been an exciting city to live in for my twenties but I’m so ready for something new. A slower, better quality of life. I think New Zealand has that in bucket loads.

london-red-busThis mammoth move will affect this blog – in a good way, I hope. I have to settle into a new city and country I have never lived in before. I have to find a place to live and make it completely eco-friendly from the inside, out. I have to find the best places selling scrumptious organic, vegan food and amazing vintage clothing. I hope to share it all on this blog and I will try to keep it interesting. Let’s be honest, I’m a vegan moving to a country that primarily exports lamb and wool (don’t get me started on the poor possums). There could be a few challenges.

New Zealand is a beautiful place though and I feel really fortunate that I can live there. I wasn’t sure whether to return to Australia or try life in New Zealand but here’s a photo that swayed me towards the land of the kiwi.

wellington-chocolate-fish-cafe

I want to be at that outdoor cafe on weekends. In the sun with those kind of views. It’s actually the Chocolate Fish Cafe and it’s close to Wellington. Or Wellywood, as it is sometimes referred to due to the city being a bit of film hub (Frodo and all that).

Okay, we’ve sold the flat. Booked flights. Packed? Not so much. Must get started and decide what essentials can fit into two suitcases and keep me going for three months (before our furniture and belonging arrive by ship). That should be easy. Maybe, I’ll just do a little research on our stopover city – San Francisco first. I’m so excited to be passing through there. I’ve been once before when I was 13 so I can’t wait to see it again.

Before I say goodbye to Oyster cards in London and hello to Snapper cards in Wellington (seriously), I will try and do a post about some of my favorite things in London, in case you’re stopping by soon.

4 Comments

  1. New Zealand is so much better than Australia – you made the right choice. Although it is flipping windy in Wellington the locals are fabulous! Enjoy your new life.

  2. Wow! That’s totally awesome. To live in the Lord Of The Rings ‘motherland’ I guess it’s a real wonder.

  3. That’s very exciting! I have always wanted to go to New Zealand. It will be wonderful to see the new treasures you’ll discover!

  4. At least from the climate point of view – that’s a reasonable switch. Especially after one lived 10 years in London 😀

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