Month: August 2016

Skydive Taupo

That Time I Lost My Mind And Did A Skydive In Taupo

You may have heard that New Zealand is the world capital of extreme sports. It was inevitable that some adrenaline packed activities could be on the cards. The question is would I be ready for such activities, would I have the balls? Taupo is where shit got real. The weather was glorious, not a cloud in the sky. Perfect for a skydive (say what)? The whole drive there I was in complete turmoil, to skydive or not to skydive. My stomach was in bits. Maybe I would regret it if I didn’t. But I didn’t know if I had the guts to go through with it (I’m a pussy). I don’t like rides, I don’t like flying, I like to keep myself safe and out of harm’s way. I’ve never even been on a roller-coaster. Could this roller-coaster virgin really throw herself out of a plane? I think not. After going back and forth, “I’m doing it”, then a few moments later “I’m bloody not, do I look stupid”. It was finally decided by my …

Our First Week In New Zealand

Our First Week In New Zealand

  When we arrived in New Zealand a sense of home washed over us. It was “bloody” freezing, we finally had traffic lights and we could potentially communicate with whomever passed us by. Beth’s family friend Bec picked us up from the airport which added to the homely feel. It was the perfect warm welcome we thrived after South East Asia. It was so lovely to be greeted by a friendly face. We were welcomed at her home by two beautiful Black Labradors, Jack and Pango. I just wanted to cuddle and squeeze them for eternity. A few coffees later, I felt right at home. This actually made me quite emotional; it was frosty outside, just like Christmas. I guess I felt we missed out on a real Christmas, the British kind anyway. We spent Christmas in the Australian sunshine eating prawns and dancing in Santa hats on the beach. It wasn’t the same. After a few days at Becs, we needed to get back to the adventure at hand. We chose to travel through …