May 01, 2013

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…


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.



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.


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!