Welcome to the turnip world.
You might be wondering what the deal is with turnips. Nope, I don't really have a vegetable fetish (though I have now been MAJORLY converted to gardening. It's seriously exciting stuff. Like wake-up-every-morning-and-run-to-my-vege-patch-to-see-what's-changed level of excitement).
The Turnips are just a fusion of my and my husband's last names. It fit, and now we're The Turnip family.
The Turnips = David, Dora, Jordy and Jonah. David is from New Zealand, Dora is from Singapore. They met in university many years ago, and now, are back living in the city where they first met back in the late 1990s! Eep.
Yep, in October 2014, we moved our little family from Singapore to Dunedin, New Zealand. We went from a tiny city state of 5.5 million people to a university town of about 126,000.
Moving from a country that can fit into New Zealand's Lake Taupo (crazy isn't it?!) to Middle Earth has been nothing short of amazing. We left behind our beloved 11th-storey apartment overlooking a tropical jungle for an actual house at the bottom of the Southern Hemisphere. With a garden! And raspberries growing in it! It's been a bit surreal.
We're living our Shire dreams, and we invite you along for the adventure.
Warning: you'll probably need gumboots.
mrs turnip in the media
Asian Scientist Magazine parenting column
Dunedin TV story: "Local six-year-old attracts worldwide attention for nature documentaries"