Stellography

[stel-og-ruh-fee] noun

1. the art of being the star that you are

2. living your dreams

Origin: 2013; from Latin stella- + Greek -graphia

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A Kiwi family of 7 on a mission to lead an extraordinary life exploring our world.
Here is where we share our adventures, thoughts, and life.
Junk to Funk weekend at David Trubridge's workshop, Whakatu

For my part I know nothing with any certainty but the sight of the stars makes me dream.

Vincent Van Gogh
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    New2NZ: Exchange rates
  • Chocolate cupcake with white spider web icing
    RAOK round-up #11
  • Our beloved caravan
    Fond memories of our home on wheels
  • Tree weta
    Weta
  • Seagull atop an old concrete retaining block on foreshore
    Spriggs park & playground
  • White daffodil
    Photo essay - Taniwha (part II)
  • Welcome Wednesday Cafe, Hastings
    Fluffies for the children in retro-chic cups & spoons
  • DIY stash sacks for our packs
    Useful travel items - #2 Tramping / hiking pack

Our initial goal was to live in Germany for a year or two.  Then we scaled that back to slow-travel New Zealand first (so we might be able to adjust more easily to a different lifestyle, and work on developing a patchwork of income).

 

After several years, that wasn't happening so we came full circle and threw everything into a once-in-a-lifetime O.E. (overseas experience) starting and ending in Germany and aiming to see a few other European countries in between, drawing on all of our life savings to do so.

 

Initially we thought we'd document in a diary-like form what activities we did as we travelled and include our own helpful family advice, but incredibly limited mobile data put paid to that idea.  So now we are in the middle of overhauling our website to offer more on the 'bigger picture' of travelling in Europe on a budget and with family.

 

It has certainly been an experience and an adventure; at times a seemingly insurmountable challenge but with a few special bits in between.  Sadly the 17-month European tour is now over and we are settling into life in New Zealand again.