Dad’s Diary 10: A Step Towards Another Life

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Today’s episode, A Step Towards Another Life, is the last in the present series – and provides a taste of what is coming in the next. When we return later in the year, we will be back with a new series. Based on a blog called ‘Looking For No.8 Wire’, the series takes a personal look at just what it takes to leave everything behind to emigrate and begin again on the other side of the world.


Canary Wharf from Mudchute Farm, an oasis in the inner city.


Limehouse Link – just part of a daily 50 mile commute across London


Leaving London for New Zealand

Canadian blogger and photographer Ian McKenzie can be found here and this is the blog post he was commenting on. The Complete Book of Self Sufficiency by John Seymour (now updated and revised) is a classic which is both instructive and fun to read; a well-thumbed copy still sits in the bookshelves in our kitchen.

Dad’s Diary is just that – a selection of journal entries and blog posts written by a husband of one and father of four at some point over the last 20 years. In that time, the family has grown up and moved half way round the world, leaving the inner city for a small farm 12,000 miles away.

Thank you to everyone who is downloading and listening to Dad’s Diary; it is a labour of love and it’s great to know folk are out there listening to it. If you enjoy the show, please share it with your freinds and family. We’d love to hear your feedback, so feel free to contact us at the New Zealand Pocket Radio website, Facebook pageTwitter feed or at to let us know what you think.

If you fancy visiting or staying with us, you’ll find us at Hillside B&B or the Hillside B&B Facebook page.


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