Duncan, Alex and Billie met in New Zealand in 2004. They all enjoy the outdoor life: swimming and surfing (Alex), fly-fishing (Duncan) and sniffing, pissing and general running around (mostly Billie). They also share a love of good food and Alex helped Duncan and Project Lyttelton set up the Lyttelton Farmers Market in 2005 (it is still a great success and happens every Saturday).
In 2008, Alex moved to Melbourne and Duncan and Billie joined her once Duncan had sold his restaurant/wine bar, London Street (now no longer there, like much of the earthquake-shattered main street of Lyttelton).
Melbourne was their cultural sabbatical and 4 years barely scratched the surface of the food and drink scene, but Alex was chronically homesick and fancied some time back in the UK, where she grew up in the West Country (Duncan is from Sewickley, Pennsylvannia). So they packed up sticks and moved to……Seaton.
It’s very quiet in Seaton. So we moved to Frome, Somerset.
Frome was fun – good town & we met some sweet people. But then it was time for España…particularly Basque Country or País Vasco where we lived in the awesome town of Hondarribia for 2 years! Echamos de menos Hondarribia y nuestro amigos…
And now we are all back in New Zealand…in our port side town of Lyttelton.