With a month to go before we set off we're getting quite excited! We're making sure we've got tickets, passports and money - what else do we need?
We leave from Heathrow on 11 February and our first stop, after a flight of 12 hours and 55 minutes, will be wonderful Singapore. We're staying in a different hotel from usual, we'll be at the Strand for four nights before heading onwards, a further 7 hours and 30 minutes, round the world to Sydney where we'll have a brief stopover, staying at the Victoria Court for two nights. This will give us a chance to explore the harbour area and decide what we would like to do when we return for a longer stay at the end of April.
From Sydney we have a short hop of just three hours to New Zealand, and we'll arrive in Auckland on
19 February. We'll be in awesome NZ for just over two months and will be exploring the South Island, right down to Fjordland, as well as visiting NZ friends and rellies.
We hope you'll keep in touch with us while we're away by checking this blog and posting your comments. I'll publish each new post on Facebook too for those of you who use it.