10 things I miss about New Zealand

Pineapple Lumps

  • Pineapple Lumps and hokey pokey ice cream and feijoas and Fruit Bursts and Cookie Times…
  • People saying thank-you to the bus driver when they get off the bus
  • My bestest friends and whanau
  • Flat whites and people watching on K Road
  • Food courts
  • The sea, the sea! I miss the smell of the ocean and listening to the waves crash at Omaha
  • Dollars and cents – pennies are so finicky
  • Amazing Japanese (I’ve had one plate of good sushi in London and it almost made me weep with joy)
  • Op shops filled with row upon row of perfect jumpers
  • Endless summers, mild winters