May 01, 2013
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It was a long journey but we have arrived in Nelson, New Zealand!  I can’t believe the entire contents of our house in Malaysia are completely packed up and on a shipping container (hopefully).  It’s so surreal…

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Luckily we found the most adorable guest house on top of Mount Street called Marmalade Cottage.  It is a quaint little place.  Cozy and WARM!  I can tell I’m going to have to get used to these colder temperatures quickly if I’m going to survive.

Jean, our wonderful host, is the most amazing chef and is a wealth of information of the surrounding area.  She also has a vegetable garden from which we can pluck some of the fresh lettuce and herbs.  I can see I’ll be learning quite a bit about gardening and growing my own veggies.  I’m so excited!  What a far cry from the country we just came from.

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We have also managed to pick up the vehicles we purchased back in February.  I can’t believe we actually paid money for big ticket items before actually arriving here!  But I can safely say we’re jumping in with both feet in our new ‘home’.  We’ve explored the town of Nelson, tramped across the Grampians and discovered lots of amazing coffee shops.

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Now we just have to find an actual house to call our own.  This has consumed the majority of my time so far.  I just want to be settled!