One thing I am definitely going to miss about going to New Zealand is Spring. I am going straight from winter to autumn, I know, bad planning really, but when I do finally get to New Zealand spring I am hoping it will be worth the wait, and warmer than over here! I do love spring though, new growth, slowly sprouting, peeking above the soil, looking to see if the last signs of Winter have gone (bit far? maybe, but it is such an amazing season!). I was lucky enough to see a few first signs of the seasons before I leave though; such bright cheerful colours, crazy shapes and beautiful flowers!
Monday, 24 February 2014
I've collected a few snapshots from my last few walks, collecting memories from home before my big trip! I've heard a lot of times that New Zealand is just like a warmer England, but I can imagine there will be at least a few big differences!
Sunday, 23 February 2014
Friday, 21 February 2014
Wednesday, 19 February 2014
The other week we went for a walk in the forest. A rare break in a day full of rain, we were lucky enough to see the sun peeking out from behind the trees, which made for some different photos. And yes, that blue sky on the fifth and sixth photos are from the same afternoon! This winter the weather has been changing so quickly. Last week it was pouring with rain and dark grey skies when I went in to buy some eggs, I came out to blue skies!
Monday, 17 February 2014
So I have some pretty exciting news! In a few weeks I will be going to New Zealand on a working holiday visa! I know, it's pretty crazy, I am insane, whaaat? Yes, I have heard all of those things now, and had a lot of shocked faces! I decided I would go just a few weeks ago, so I'm pretty busy trying to organise everything and pack. But it is something I have wanted to do for a long time, and New Zealand just looks like such a gorgeous country! It's no secret that I love nature, and it looks like they have so many incredible places to see. I am hoping to stay for a year (that's how long my visa is valid for) and visit as many places as I can, and find work along the way. I'm planning on taking a lot of photos, and filling many pages of my sketchbook, so I should have lots to share here, just I will be on the other side of the world. Have you ever been to New Zealand? Any tips for moving to a new place?
Yes, all of these photos are from New Zealand. Hopefully that will make my decision a little easier to understand! All images are from my Pinterest board which can be found here.