We have finally booked our flights for our recce trip. Mother in law has very kindly agreed to look after the children so we can have a good look around and start job hunting. Have booked to fly over to Christchurch middle of February and do a bit of a tour of the South Island. We are liking the look of the Nelson area so are planning to spend some time there and some time in Otago (hubbie has friends there) and Christchurch etc. (only have 2.5 weeks though) Very excited although feel slightly sad we are leaving the children behind, although do think it will be easier to have a good look around and at least I wont have the school on my back for removing them in term time, haha.

If anyone has any tips for us It would be very much appreciated.