Monday, November 27, 2006

This is why I want to go home ...

I grew up living with nature.
Bare feet were commonplace in summer, the beaches and rivers were places we ate and sunbathed between swimming. Horses, dogs and cats lived on an open-door policy ... an inside pet was unimaginable and my dogs always had some kind of swimming area close by.

The people are some of the friendliest in the world, the air is so clean I almost cry everytime I go home.

What am I doing out here in Europe ...?
You know what, sometimes I really don't know.

14 comments:

Pam said...

Dammit. Now *I* have to sell a kidney.

paris parfait said...

Ah, excitement, adventure, love??!! NZ will always be there, even if you're not there now. Don't despair.

woman wandering said...

Pam ... you know, I hadn't thought of that. I wasn't 'wanting' it enough, was I?

Lol, yes Tara, you wise woman you.
I found the youtube when I was looking for something else ... and thought 'ahhh yes'.

Had to share.

Lisa said...

And why I want to go home *with* you. I was scouting farms for sale in New Zealand five years ago. G won't have it, though. Too little pollution and his lungs go into shock.

woman wandering said...

Okay Lisa :) I'm planning on heading home as soon as I've earned enough money and I'd like that to happen within the next few months ... you can come too.

These European boys ... so attached to their pollution that they can't contemplate moving countries.

Manic said...

It looks way to unspoiled and beautiful to be lived in. And you people look all so sporty, all those sports you do. I got exhausted just watching it. The food bit looked great, though.

And yes, we like our pollution very much, it's ours and you can't have it :d

woman wandering said...

Is that so, Meneer Manic?

Well since I've already ingested so much of this pollution here ... you'd better visit NZ and take back some clean air and hey, you can just sit and watch all the sports :)

Rob Shairp said...

Nice video, one thinks made for the tourist trade. Dunedin forecast for Wednesday Rain developing in the morning. Northerly gale, with gusts of 80 km/h in exposed places. Rain easing to showers, and winds turning cold southwesterly by evening.

If you are heading south can you have a stoppover in Sydney this time?

Anonymous said...

Hey WW. Southern Redneck is finally on the cold continent. Simply bloody amazing.Problems with email but surprise surprise, I can access your site. Off into the wilderness for a three day sleep out then promice to write and send pics. My advise for what it's worth-don't spend your life wishing you were somewhere else. Enjoy what Europe has to offer.

woman wandering said...

Lol, thanks Robbie ... oh the memories those very words brought back. But Belgium is so polluted ... I saw all those beaches, Mt Cook and etc ... :)

So Mr Hunter, you've arrived in Antartica ... problems with email uh huh. But anyway, good to read that it superb down there.

Enjoying Europe, wishing for a trip back home ... it's okay, I can do both. Haven't been back in two and a half years ... it's simply too long.

christina said...

Gorgeous and strikingly similar to B.C. ("Super Natural British Columbia" is their slogan). Except for the Haka, of course. :-)

The things we do for love, eh?

ML said...

oh I want to go back!@@ Brought back such wonderful memories.. but the only problem with going is that you won;t be there to share it with me again!! What a lovely film!

awomynda said...

Made me cry. the good news is the kids will soon grow up and off you can all go!

woman wandering said...

You know what I mean, don't you Amanda ...

And you're going home soon!! :)