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…


Sizzling Seville

Flamenco Seville, Topsy Turvy Tribe

Sizzling Seville is such an amazing city. Although we have driven past, many times we have always carried on past, during our long road trip between Spain and Portugal. We decided to stop during the recent heatwave, which probably wasn’t Read more…


Family Fun, Back in Lancashire

Hard Rock Cafe Manchester

After an epic road trip from Central Portugal we finally, finally arrived in the UK and made it back up the M6 to the North West and my childhood home of Lancashire. There was a welcome from  family and even Read more…


Four Countries in Four Days

Sunflowers on a French Road Trip, Topsy Turvy Tribe

We have arrived. Finally. After an epic road trip we have finally arrived back in the UK. Just in time to watch and celebrate England’s success in the World Cup! We left Central Portugal on Wednesday night, with the goal Read more…