Sunday, 17 March 2013



So a momentous week for us and the dream is finally here! 

As you know we departed Auckland 27th Feb (after saying at Red Beach) with Pete and Lynn for a month arriving in Melbourne, then took the train to Shepparton to collect our 4WD that day and then the following day headed North to Ballaratt to pay for the caravan. 

We then started our housesit on the Mornington Peninsula at Rye with our two labradoodles Rosie & Lola.  All is going exceptionally well including the weather and thankfully the swimming pool - the temp's have been up to a staggering 37deg and on non official recordings - 42!!!  Just a wee bit hot - but we coped well.  And of course it was the day we visited the caravan and camping show in Melbourne - we made use of the water coolers, and found some air conditioning!  Dave managed to pick up some bargins for the van and then we headed home.

The following day we collected our boxes that we shipped from Christchurch so all went smoothly with customs and its nice to have some familiar items with us now.

Then on Thursday we drove back up to Ballarat and collected the caravan.  It was very exciting and all went well on the journey back to Rye - Dave was very pleased with how well it towed and with the fuel consumption!  When we arrived back the neighbours came out for a chat and look

In between the needed rain & cooler temps over the weekend, we have been unpacking our boxes and transferring everything into the caravan.  (We figure we are well suited to this life - a place for everything & everything in its place)!! 

Well we hope everyone is well, hopefully I've set the blog up ok and you don't have any problems viewing it - as it is the easiest way to communicate with everyone.  I will text everyone with my new Australian mobile number, keep in touch.

Folley's Frolics

Celia (Ces) & Dave (Stan)


  1. Great to see the photos Ces looks great can you post some more photos of the inside sometime? Have a great Easter xxx

  2. Your caravan is enormous! I agree with Jeannie - we need a video tour of the inside...
    Kim XX

  3. Yip agree, funny I haven't had time! But am updating now with words and vid!

  4. Hi you both - Happy Easter. that is a massive caravan to tow! Wow it's going to be exciting to follow your travels. Love Always - Veronicah

  5. Heya, lovely to hear things are going well! Sounds like it's all falling into place! Look forward to reading the next installment!
    Jolie, Brian, Soph and Spencer

  6. Hi got back from the main island yesterday had a great time and everyone behaved. Thing are looking good over there in Oz. Exciting time ahead. Gave olive the proper website for the blog.
    cheers Marcel, hope you got all the mail now just email next delivery address.

  7. Hi
    Not sure if you have received my comments already as having trouble responding. Love hearing all about your adventures. Exciting news for Dave.
    Miss you heaps
    Helen x

  8. Short and sweet. Here wet today and a meter of snow expected.
    Flights being cancelled out of Christchurch and Queenstown.
    I think Dave sshould get a Lilo and float on the lakes to get some fish.

  9. Hi guys great to see what you have been up to. Sounds like Dave has landed himself a good job in Brisbane. Hope you are both well. Love from Bryony Martin Sofya and Robert xxx