Merry Christmas 2018

Merry Christmas 2018, Topsy Turvy Tribe

Our first Christmas in New Zealand. We decided to go all out and visit our local Christmas tree farm up in the Kaimai Ranges and pick our very own kiwi Christmas tree! The weather was against us but even the Read more…


New Zealand’s North Island Beaches

Waihi Beach, Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand, Topsyturvytribe

New Zealand is so breathtakingly beautiful. Surrounded by the ocean and just 280 miles at its widest point, you are never too far from a beach here. From wild, hidden, blackened and volcanic to surfy, pristine and sophisticated city bays Read more…


Wairere Falls and the Kaimai Range, Waikato

Wairere Falls from a distance, Kaimai range, North Island, New Zealand, Topsyturvytribe

We love an outdoor adventure so high on our list of things to do in New Zealand is walking (tramping) as a family. We have already found some great coastal walks, and were keen to also walk inland. Our first Read more…


Four Years Old, Happy Birthday Mayhem!

Mayhem is four

Wow! So amazing, we can’t believe you are four. It has been a magnificent journey of wonderfulness and we are so pleased to celebrate your fourth birthday with you and our family in Lancashire. Since turning three you have left Read more…


Waiting and Exploring

We did it, Pendle Hill, Lancashire, England, TopsyTurvyTribe

When our family first applied to immigrate to New Zealand we knew we would have to wait. Wait for the the multitude of paperwork boxes to be ticked and for the powers that be to approve our work and student Read more…


Exploring Lancashire

Remember: View Towards Pendle Hill Lancashire TopsyTurvyTribe

We continue to enjoy our stay in Lancashire whilst eagerly awaiting our visas for immigration to New Zealand. As the red rose county once processed most of the worlds cotton there are many former cotton mill towns, packed with places Read more…


Waiting…and Lancashire Life

Whalley Viaduct, Lancashire, Topsy Turvy Tribe

Waiting, waiting and more waiting!! Completing paperwork in order to emigrate is pretty full on but the most frustrating part of applying to move to another country with strict immigration laws is the waiting. It is completely out of your Read more…


From Spain to the UK

Sand dunes Hayle Cornwall England

We left Central Portugal, driving our ‘beast’ (the boy’s affectionate name for our car) jam-packed with our worldly belongings and said adeus to our home. With our caravan and anything else large or of value sold, donated or gifted, we Read more…


Goodbye, Farewell, Adeus Portugal…

Adeus, Another Chapter, TopsyTurvyTribe,Portugal

It has been a very busy week, after a very relaxing holiday visiting family in Spain we arrived back in Portugal on a mission. A mission to sell, sort and pack. We have managed to sell the ‘stuff’ that we Read more…


Three Years Since Surgery – New Beginnings

The Wonder of Life, Enjoying Exploring Torrox, Andalucia, Topsy Turvy Tribe

Tonight we will celebrate. We will celebrate because you are here with us. We will let you stay up late, eat whatever you want (which will probably include copious amounts of cake). We will enjoy your endless stream of kisses Read more…