NZ, London and Cambridge
30.12.2012 - 22.01.2013 -5 °C
And so the adventure has begun!
We headed home to NZ to knock off a couple of weddings first up. Both were stunning occasions and really good for us to get in a couple of good feeds before we left. We are unemployed now so have to take the food where we can get it since we don’t know where the next pay cheque is coming from! Also really nice to have some quality time with the whanau whilst appreciating one of our favourite countries in the world – NZ.
We hung out in Auckland for a week staying with Drach – we took over their couch and blobbed out to watch some of the Aussie open – was far nicer in the balmy 26 degrees of Auckland than the 38 degrees of Melbourne!
But finally we were ready to head off and with only a minor delay in KL, we made it to London – and the wonderful snow!
After an action packed day with Scoops around Borough Market and a visit to the Shallens, we headed off for some Vietnamese deliciousness, all the while taking in the London sights so familiar from TV. A common phrase from my lips since arrival has been “it feels like we are in a movie”. It is all just so surreal.
And finally we arrived to our first visit with our newest niece little Isabel Beatrix Witheford. She is the whole reason for us being in the UK so was good to come face to face with her. And gosh she was worth the wait. She is just so cute!
So for the past couple of days we have been visiting with Soph’s side of the family around Cambridge. For those unfamiliar with the region, it has so much history and is simply amazing – particularly with the fresh layer of snow covering the whole area. We had a wee punt along the river Cambridge, taking in some history (while freezing our butts off) while sipping on some essential mulled wine.
We have a few more days hanging with the Withefords here in Cambridge before heading off to see a few friends around UK and Europe.
Next up in todays agenda is building a snowman!!
Missing you all (sort of) and would love to have you all as folllowers on the blog so we feel loved!! Will try to keep you in the loop as to our travels whilst trying not to bore you too much.
Love to you all