Hello, we’re Greg and Elaine, a half-Kiwi half-Brit hybrid couple who love the countryside. We’ve been married for almost thirty years and it that time we’ve travelled to the UK a lot from our home city of Auckland, (well as much as time and our financial situation have allowed us). We met in England and lived there for a few years in the eighties, so it’s always been special to us and familiar in many ways since life in New Zealand retains so much of British culture.
We love England and the quaint villages brought to life in films, TV, literature and poetry and we enjoy exploring everywhere from the Lake District to Lands End, and a whole lot in between. We equally love New Zealand and the beautiful countryside here, I mean there aren’t too many places in the world with such diverse landscapes packed so closely together, it’s perfect for nature lovers. So this blog is our celebration of the British and New Zealand countryside.