Yesterday we arrived in New Zealand. It’s the girls first overseas trip and as we drove away from the airport the Big Sister said to be in an awed voice “New Zealand is beautiful, mummy”.
She’s right. New Zealand is beautiful and we’re only just getting started.
This morning when the kids woke at the respectable time of 8am (that’s still five at home, but it sounds much nicer) I started pondering things I love about kiwis.
They had a female prime minister before it was cool. Long before Australia had a female PM, New Zealand had Helen Clarke, whom they elected. On purpose. Three times!
Their coins make sense. Their two dollar is bigger than their one dollar. Genius! Now if I can just make sense of their bank notes, I’ll be sorted!
Kiwis make great music. Lorde, Split Endz and David Dobbyn.
Kiwis make great wine. That one was always going to make the list!
Kiwis make great laws. The reason that we’re here at all: they legalised same-sex marriage. Kiwis are forward thinking enough to recognise love is love.
have you spent any time in NZ?