I thought I should take some time and let you know just where in the world we are. We live in the Southern Hemisphere, just a wee southeast of Australia.

New Zealand consists of two main islands, the North Island and the South Island.

We live on the South Island.

New Zealand is further subdivided into Regions. We Live in the Canterbury Region, which encompasses the coastal plain along the leeward side of the central east coast of the South Island.

We live in the biggest city in the Canterbury Region, Christchurch.

Christchurch is a city of approximately 400,000 people. It’s just big enough to have a “city” feel to it, but not overcrowded. We live within the City Centre, adjacent to the southern end of Hagley Park.

We live in a small two bedroom apartment on Selwyn Street.

Don’t mind the mess, we just moved in and are looking for furniture.

I think that the older you are, the harder it becomes to get yourself off of a bean bag šŸ˜‰


From in front of our complex, to the south you can just see the Port Hills.

To the north, just about 100m up the street, is Hagley Park. The southern end of Hagley Park has many rugby and cricket fields, but just to the north is the arboretum and Canterbury Museum.