The choices we make

As we toughed it through another “freezing” winter here on the tropical Gold Coast of Australia, I reflected on the lifestyle choice we have made. I came here to escape the cold and the place is full of it – ice cream, gelato, sorbet, ice blocks, icy poles, Golden Gaytimes, snow cones… Continue reading The choices we make

10 things I love about living on the Gold Coast

As I get to know my new home here on the Gold Coast, Australia, lets start with a few things I love about it. Winter – OMG, if this is winter, I’ll take it.  While we haven’t lived through a summer yet, which I understand is vile, these warm, sunny, 20C winter days are amazing! Bike paths – there are bike paths everywhere!  I can bike to the nearest mall which is about a 20 minutes away, virtually the whole way on a bike path – completely through parklands.  Ditto to the GCUH tram station. Trams – speaking of trams, the new stage 2 … Continue reading 10 things I love about living on the Gold Coast

A whole lot of happenings since my last post

I’m not sure anyone has missed the fact I haven’t done a blog post since the middle of February.  I have a good excuse … my dog ate it.  Ok that is a lie, but I do have a good excuse, which I will relate to you, dear readers (or reader – Hi Mum!). About this time last year, in the middle of a cold Christchurch winter, I jokingly said “If we can work from home, why can’t we work from Fiji or the Gold Coast?”.  This simple statement set the wheels in motion and the cogs of the mind into … Continue reading A whole lot of happenings since my last post