“Kia Ora” and “Haere Mai”.

When translated, they mean “Greetings” and “Welcome”.

Welcome to our blog.

At the time of scripting this first blog post, we reside back on our home turf in Christchurch, New Zealand.

DSC08905‘Turf’ is the most appropriate word to describe where our feet are firmly placed because we in-fact live in a caravan on a square patch of dirt at Spencer Beach Holiday Park in Christchurch, New Zealand.  And this is by choice.

During 2011 after exiting our life in Dubai, we travelled through Turkey, Spain and East Africa before returning home.  During our travels through Spain, we conjured up this adventure of living in a tent on our return and so we did!

It lasted seven weeks waiting for Summer to arrive, that didn’t!  The continuous noise of wind that sounded like 40,000 ducks from the reserve across the road flapping their wings inside our tent; the rain whereby it sounded like the ducks hovered over the tent ‘shitting’ and frequent water levels lapping electrical cords connected to the mains motivated us to make a decision to upgrade from canvas and invest in something more permanent – a caravan!

S0035224We lived a year in our new abode before we ventured off again to spend another seven months travelling during 2012/2013, this time to Borneo, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar and lastly Nepal.  Our return had us haul our caravan abode out of storage and residing back on our home turf  ‘piece of dirt’.  We have been on terra-firma now for just on seven and a half months.

Many a folk think we are crazy for choosing the caravan way of life over the suburbia approach, however, to gain a greater perspective of our state of mind, we’d like to share our back story that featured in the online EPICMENTORS e-MAGAZINE, November 2013.

Click to read:http://issuu.com/epicmentors/docs/issue_31?e=3328716%2F579

I’m confident that as you read, you will gain a greater perspective into what the Ruru’s are all about pretty much up to this point in time because by 2015, we start the journey to visit every single one of our friends in person on our face book page where ever they are located on the planet to share a glass of wine or beer or cup or tea or coffee.

ISCW3 301013It therefore means that the blog will initially reflect our ‘living in a caravan’ lifestyle at Spencer Beach Holiday Park to eventually migrate into journaling our travel goal adventures.

We live on the same planet as you but perhaps in a different world.  Join us as Ruru escapades are weaved to share stories that entertain – from our piece of dirt/turf.

Laughing at us is encouraged … hell, we do!