I just realised that 41 years ago today, on 11 January 1974, I arrived in New Zealand! And what an amazing time I’ve had in those 41 years – lots of laughter and love and fun and travel and lovely people and times with family and friends and a beautiful country to explore and make my home. And yes, some huge personal challenges and sadness in there as well … but that’s life, and after all, you can’t have a beautiful rainbow without a little rain, can you?
So here’s to you, New Zealand: thank you for a wonderful 41 years, and for allowing me to spend it with you. Here’s to the next 41 in magical Middle Earth! 🙂