Saturday, April 09, 2005

sorry for the lack of info

sorry that we have been very slack at putting info up here.

we are both heading into our last week of work (well emily is working this weekend as well). after that we have 9 days free in NZ before we fly to Oz. we plan to go over to napier and up the east coast before going to cambridge to drop the car off with dee and brian.

last weekend we went to the super 12's rugby to see the hurricanes play the chiefs. i'm going again tommorrow to see the cannes vs the Waratahs on my own as em is working hard.

thank you to everyone who sent emily a card/present for her birthday. Benny, i don't think you can rhyme wellington with many words.

hope your all well


Friday, February 25, 2005

new zealand photo's uploaded!!!

See the powerful toyota!!!

See the beautiful views!!!

Thursday, February 10, 2005

got a job !!

we'll it looks like they must have known i was coming out here, as i was snapped up off the job market after only one day of looking. they obviuosly knew talent when they saw it.

i start on monday at an engineering firm, based on an army camp. they modify military vehicles for the forces, but i will be helping design a new fire engine.

ne nar ne nar.

emily had a shocking day at work yesterday. starting at 8am, and not finishing till 1am, then she was back at work at 8am. at least it is nearly the weekend!


Tuesday, February 08, 2005

got a house!!!!!

i have managed to get us a flat!!!

the address if you want to send us food parcels is

210B Adelaide Road

and out new mobile number is 0212076762 but i will still have my UK phone on if you want to text that one.

got to find a job now....

Sunday, February 06, 2005

in wellington

hello from a very sunny wellington.

arrived here on thursday night on a ferry full of drunk rugby supporters. there was a massive international rugby 7's tournament on here for friday and saturday. everyone in brilliant fancy dress.

we are trying to find somewhere to live, but it is proving quite difficult to find somewhere for only 3 months. i may have to trade the Carmy beast in and buy a camper van!! but i don't think em will let me.

i've not found a job yet, but i have been looking. i'm sure that my application at Subway as a tester will come off.

we sat and watch a state cricket match yesterday. it was not quite the same as a country championship match. i.e there were more than 5 old men in flat caps watching. in fact it was quite busy.

emily started work this morning, so i'm scouring the web for flats and jobs.

will fill in the missing part of where we have been soon.

hope all is well at home.

Sunday, January 30, 2005

made it to queenstown

right we have done almost 2000 miles in the wheels of steel, with only one major mechanical fault, but i will get to that.

so what have we done?

19/1 got to rotorua and went straight to the luge. top fun, riding down the mountain side on a small 3 wheel cart.

20/1 tried to leave rotorua, but the toyota had other ideas. steam was rising, but not out of the sulphur geezas. out of a crack in the radiator. so a quick call to the AA got us towed back to rotorua. so we had to stay another night while it was fixed.

21/1 managed to get to taupo (biggest lake in NZ) where emily, dan and justine jumped out of a plane at 12000 feet. unfortunaly the people said that the bear was too good looking to risk jumping. so i sat in the cafe, eating pies. (14kg to loose, if i want to do it!!!)

22/1 did the Tongariro Crossing. a 17km walk over volcanoes (Mt. Doom from Lord of the rings). very tiring, but good fun. stopped in the middle of nowhere and eat in a "locals" pub that night.

23/1 arrived in wellington, our new home, in rain!!!! doh. the only cloudy place in NZ so far. there was a massive outdoor extreme sports fest. on. lots of top resturants, bars and shopping there.

24/1 went to the NZ museum, then got the Lynx ferry to picton and drove to Nelson. Picton is amazing and the drive over the mountains was ace, if a bit hairy.

25/1 did the able tasman walk in some mad heat.

stay in touch for more info.......

ben and em

Saturday, January 15, 2005

Hello from NZ

Hello everyone.

we made it here in one piece. the flights were not too bad and singapore airport has some great showers.

we were met at the airport by the people who got emily her job. we went back to their house in Cambridge. they had a little apartment for us to stay in which was really nice.

we have bought a 1991 toyota camry. 2.5 litres of pure automatic power. told you i would get an automatic mont!!!

we then went to Raglan yesterday. it was really nice and the waves were rolling in this morning. today we drove to Auckland.

right got to go.

ben and em

Friday, January 07, 2005

fotopic gallery - benny says happy christmas

A gallery of our pictures will be at