My New (Non-Sailing) Life.....

I will admit to forgetting the names of all but Aroha!

I will admit to forgetting the names of all but Aroha!

….as a housesitter!

Having decided to stay longer than planned in NZ, I then set about creating a new little life for myself for a month or so - tadaaaa - I’m now a housesitter! First, I have a cat (see below) and three hens - all of which are very overloved and spoilt of course! In two weeks I move onto a house with two dogs. Fun times!

For now I’m in Muriwai - where my daughter is also ensconced in her tiny house she built and moved into earlier this year. It couldn’t be better! Muriwai has a gannet colony, surf beaches complete with requisite cave and long walking opportunities, plus bush walks out the back door involving tree ferns and waterfalls and all things good. And if you need a city its 35-40 minutes to Auckland central. I pay no rent and I get to see my daughter - perfect! Now I better get cracking on catching up on this blog!

Muriwai - nice spot to stay

Pippa ably assists me to do some writing

Pippa ably assists me to do some writing

My daughters tiny house - finishing the decking!

My daughters tiny house - finishing the decking!