June 17, 2008

Meet Richard!

Wow, what a full on few days it’s been…

Yesterday we met Richard! We initially met after him and his wife Stef contacted us through our blog, they were ready to make the amazing journey of changing their lives and of course we were there to embrace them and help in any way we could.

We collected Richard from the airport yesterday and he spent last night at our house, drinking beer, playing Wii and of course getting acquainted with our darling Bethany who thinks he is just brilliant!

Today we have had an amazing day, Bethany and I met Rich down in the city and we travelled on the Cable Car to the Skyline Restaurant, where we were treated to a fantastic meal. What with the jaw dropping views of the city and mulling over the stunning new life Richard, Stef and their little girl Daisy are going to have, it was a lovely lunch.

Afterwards we headed to the airport as it was time to meet Stef and Daisy!

After what could only have been a gruelling 36 hours of travelling (due to heaps of flight delays) Stef emerged looking absolutely stunning and amazingly composed – not at all like we were when we first arrived! Stef did an absolute amazing job!

As I guided them in the right direction a fond and hopeful feeling washed over me. I smiled with joy at the thought of the excitement, the challenges and the pure eye opening experiences they will now have.

We wish them all the best in their new journey, it all starts here and they are going to just love everything.

Again we have been blown away by how amazing it is to have met these amazing people through the blog, over the last few months we have met some truly awesome guys, people who we hope we can travel alongside with all the way.

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  • Rachel

    June 17, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    You guys are naturals at this meet n greet for us newbies in NZ – I reckon the NZ gov. should give you guys a special role of expat ambassadors as you made C feel so at home and helped us so much to cement our hopes for our new lives – which we are so ready to start as soon as all the red tape is done! Good on you guys and best of luck for Richard and family too – Rx

  • Vintage Amethyst

    June 18, 2008 at 2:59 am

    Aaahh how lovely, you seem so great at making people feel comfortable and welcome.
    Lots of luck to Richard, Stef & Daisy!
    Alison x

  • Craig

    June 18, 2008 at 10:05 am


    Every thought of opening a guest house? hehe Smile

    Seriously – you guys are great – I had such a great time staying with you – can’t wait for all of us to get to Welly and return the hospitality.

    Say hi to Richard, Stef & Daisy from us all – I for one wish them all the very best on their new life in paradise.
    Craig x

  • Anonymous

    June 18, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    You guys have done it again!! That is truly amazing, how very hospitable of you – seems like you have met some really nice people which is a major bonus!

    Well done guys.

    Ron Beswich

  • Anonymous

    June 18, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    Anyone who looks like him is welcome in NZ!!! Big Smile))))

  • Prin

    June 29, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Why’d you have to tell us he was married?