That’s right, this morning while sitting at our dining table enjoying breakfast (with the ranchslider open as it was so warm) we looked out the window and we could see the snow capped mountains of both Egmont in Taranaki and Ruapehu in the central of the north island. What a beautiful day, the vendors of our new home had told us this was possible but to be honest we were a little sceptical until we saw them with our own eyes.
We are all moved into our new property although not entirely sorted yet. The story on our move last Friday can be found on our friends Robin and Jenny’s blog here.
There is a lot to organise with a move such as this and it all did not go entirely to plan with settlement not coming through until 4.45pm. Phew that was close. We were told the problem was with our purchasers bank not having the paper work completed but who knows.
Our phone and internet were up and running with a good deal from Telecom and 30gb data until the end of 2013. We won’t know ourselves. After our 5 years in the UK we managed to survive on mobile broadband of 3gb, and since returning home it became only 2gb in New Zealand. We managed to keep within the allocated allowance most of the time. Whatever are we going to do with 30gb. Watch or download movies maybe? We converted our on account mobile usb stick to prepay so that we only need to put money on when we are away in Gypsy Rover.
Last night we had a phone call from our kiwi friends John and Elizabeth from Blenheim and owners of Narrowboat Helen Louise who are coming home from the UK in January for 3 months. We look forward to catching up when they come to stay in our humble abode, if only for 1 night on their way south from Auckland.
Tomorrow we start repacking again for our 2 weeks in Tongariro from Thursday. More on this to follow.