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Well hello there!  Nice to have you visit High Street to the Hills, the lifestyle blog I write, from my home in Christchurch, New Zealand.

I’m writing about the things that I love that I hope will interest you too – life, fashion, food, cafes, products and gear, and our life and adventures in New Zealand.  We live in Christchurch during the school term and we spend each holidays at our family holiday house in the fairly remote but beautiful Hakataramea Valley.

High Street to the Hills is a new blog started in the southern summer of 2014.  In the first two months it’s had just over five thousand views.


I’m born and bred in Christchurch and studied here too.  Married at 21 (!!) we left soon after for the UK.

I lived in London with my husband for six years from 2000-2006 and our eldest son was born there.  We travelled extensively throughout the USA en route (a road trip of four months), and Europe.  I LOVED living in London.  I worked for a wonderfully big law firm, wore lovely clothes each day, shopped and ate at lovely restaurants and had lovely holidays and stayed in lovely hotels…..need I say more.

We returned home to Christchuch, New Zealand when it was time to have our second son.  Life is pretty much unrecognisable now (in so many ways).

Now, I’m a mother to two boys under ten (just) who fill my days with fun, laughter, challenges (they both have individual challenges) and cuddles.  I’m many other things besides, but at the moment I’m a mother first and foremost.  When the kids are at school I like to walk on the hills, catch up with friends, shop, garden, decorate our home, bake, currently obsessed with social media, oh and a bit of proper earning money work as well!

I hope you enjoy it, thanks for popping in.

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