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Bye Bye Brisbane

The house is packed away and all the rest is in our suitcases. Let's get out of here.

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It's been a busy few months' planning but the time has finally come; the Taylor Family is off for a six month sabbatacle to reconnect with friends and family overseas. Be seeing you Brisbane. First stop, Auckland.


Of course the first thing everyone will want to know is how the kids went on the flight to NZ, and the answer is brilliantly. Right, so, if you haven't heard already, everyone flying with little kids needs to know this. Take your car seat onboard the plane! We checked Lewis's in and took Alec's on board with us. It was amazing. He was asleep on takeoff and right through the meal service too - woohoo!! No toddler wrangling for us when that dreaded seatbelt sign came on. All that was needed was plain old distraction with food and toys. Lewis was a gem too. As soon as he saw that seat back tv he was set.


Our first few days in Auckland have been just what the doctor ordered, restful and relaxing. Beach walks, rockpooling and backyard BBQs have been on the agenda and we can't get enough. Our friends, Amanda and Stu, have made us feel incredibly welcome in their home with their two beautiful girls Emily and Megan. We can't thank you enough guys, truly.

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We're looking forward to catching up with our other Auckland friends, Mel, Stu and their kids Finn, Logan and Casey next week, before making our way on to Canada. Stay tuned.

Posted by netandmatt 20:02 Archived in New Zealand Comments (0)

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