Tally ho

The countdown is just about done – we fly off to live in Lancashire early on Wednesday morning. I know when the plane lifts off and we sail up, up and away from New Zealand and all our loved ones here there will be great gobs of sadness. But for now as we circle closer and closer to check-in, we are just filled with a nervous, excited anticipation.


It’s a new adventure for us. The beginning of yet another chapter. Such a very different chapter to the ones we’ve recorded as a family so far that perhaps instead it’s the start of an entirely new book. There is a keenness, a curiosity about what is next, that is very alive in me.

The boys have fared marvelously well. Fred has spent a great deal of his first months strapped to me or surrounded by boxes. We fly on the day he turns three months. I like coincidence of occasions like these.

Albie found the boxing up of his toys a bit troubling, as many 3 year olds would. I think we will all breathe a sigh of relief when he is reunited with his beloved trike. Albie has his last day at kindergarten tomorrow. I remember what he was like when he started there and I can barely believe how much he has grown up. If there is one place I am bound to cry, it is there.


  1. Love and happy journeying.
    You are now off to bless the lives of those on the other side of the world, just as you bless ours here. Much love
    Gleni XXX

  2. Dear Sarah, Marcus and boys Good luck for the big adventure of moving. You will be greatly missed in Wellington.

    Maureen Bretherton (Samara’s mum)

  3. Safe, safe travels and best of luck navigating the next few months while you settle in learn the new landscape of things.

  4. All the very best in your new adventure!!  I know we will think of you often, but hopefully through this media you will not feel too far away and will keep us all well posted with all that’s happening in your lives.   Love and best wishes, safe travels,  Aunty Joan & Uncle Errol  xx

  5. We wish you all the best for your new venture, take care, safe travels, we think of you often, ‘Love Auntie Adie and Uncle David xxxx

  6. Have an amazing adventure!! I hear you’re catching up with Amie in Malaysia on your way over – the world can be a very small place eh?!
    Lotsa love
    Rach and family xxx

  7. Have the most amazing time in my home country..miss it at times. Be assured that the paed cardio teams in UK are some of the best, pray you will not be needing them any time soon. Take care, safe travels, enjoy and may your new country be all you hope and wish for. From a heart mother, sending you all the very best wishes.

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