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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…


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…


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…


Happy Anniversary

Happy 7th Wedding Anniversary 2018, Topsy Turvy Tribe

Happy Anniversary to us! We have now been married a whole seven years! April 15th 2011 was such an amazing day for us. A fantastic opportunity to unite our friends and family. A chance to confirm and celebrate our love, Read more…


Chaos the Fournado Turns Five

Chaos turns five, Happy Birthday, Topsy Turvy Tribe

Chaos the Fournado Turns Five… It doesn’t seem like a whole year since your last birthday, this past year has been a whirlwind of firsts, developments and changes. We spent your birthday last year partying with Grandma, Grandad and your Read more…


The Reality of Living Off-Grid in a Caravan with Children in Central Portugal Over Winter

Our Caravan Home in the Cork Oaks, Topsy Turvy Tribe, Penamacor, Central Portugal

The Reality of Living Off-Grid in a Caravan with Children in Central Portugal Over Winter It seemed like a good idea at the time… So what is it really like to live off-grid in a caravan in Central Portugal through Read more…


Goodbye 2017, Happy New Year

Topsy Turvy Tribe

Goodbye 2017 and hello to 2018! This year has been amazing, living in the Granada region of Spain, deep in the Spanish campo has been totally inspiring. We have travelled all over Andalucia and been outside every single day, walking, Read more…