Stellography

[stel-og-ruh-fee] noun

1. the art of being the star that you are

2. living your dreams

Origin: 2013; from Latin stella- + Greek -graphia

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A Kiwi family of 7 on a mission to lead an extraordinary life exploring our world.
Here is where we share our adventures, thoughts, and life.
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If people sat outside and looked at theĀ starsĀ each night, I'll bet they'd live a lot differently.

Bill Watterson
  • Southern Germany to Denmark via Berlin map
    How do you know where to go?
  • Hand-knitted baby jumper, socks and hat
    RAOK round-up #12
  • Extra virgin olive oil and rice bran oil
    Running a diesel vehicle on waste veggie oil
  • Spherical fern sculpture, Wellington
    Safe Travel
  • Pine tree against a cloudy blue sky at Pandora Pond, Napier
    @secretsanta
  • St John ambulance
    New2NZ: What's up doc?
  • Random Acts of Kindness - stamping stars and handing out lollies
    Bringing joy through stamps and sweets
  • Mural on the side of the Big Save building, Hastings
    Going out of the way to find art

Our initial goal was to live in Germany for a year or two.  Then we scaled that back to slow-travel New Zealand first (so we might be able to adjust more easily to a different lifestyle, and work on developing a patchwork of income).

 

After several years, that wasn't happening so we came full circle and threw everything into a once-in-a-lifetime O.E. (overseas experience) starting and ending in Germany and aiming to see a few other European countries in between, drawing on all of our life savings to do so.

 

Initially we thought we'd document in a diary-like form what activities we did as we travelled and include our own helpful family advice, but incredibly limited mobile data put paid to that idea.  So now we are in the middle of overhauling our website to offer more on the 'bigger picture' of travelling in Europe on a budget and with family.

 

It has certainly been an experience and an adventure; at times a seemingly insurmountable challenge but with a few special bits in between.  Sadly the 17-month European tour is now over and we are settling into life in New Zealand again.