Hello, Kia ora and welcome to our website!
We are Charlotte and James Maddock and we started this website as a way of sharing the joy with you and specifically by providing:
Guidance (useful info!);
Charlotte (27) is from Christchurch, New Zealand and James (29) is from Moorine Rock; a small country town in Western Australia. Truly, Google says it has a population of 70 (and we have a sinking feeling that might be inflated too).
We met in 2011 when we were both studying abroad in Indiana, America. I (Charlotte) would love to say it was love at first sight, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. James was the immature Aussie who swapped my sugar out for salt, asked if I shagged sheep on the daily and drew phalluses all over my textbooks. But somehow, by some miracle here we are – eight years later.
Over the last few years we have learnt a lot about ourselves - the people we want to be and what it is that truly matters to us. Things we don’t ever want to stop learning about.
Here's our last few years in a nutshell:
In 2015, we bought a 1975 Kombi Van (Vinnie the VW) and got engaged!
In 2016, we took a year off work and road-tripped Australia in Vinnie (…until he broke down).
In 2017, we settled back in Perth and worked for the State Government, saving up to pay for our wedding (and Vinnie’s mechanical bill).
In 2018, we got married (yay!) and travelled to the Kimberley for our honeymoon.
And this year, 2019, we haven't really had a 'concrete' plan. And it's been great. We have spent Summer road-tripping New Zealand (in Vinnie), two months camping up north in Western Australia, three weeks between China and Malaysia with Charlotte's parents, three weeks in Bali, Indonesia and now, are back in New Zealand (with Vinnie). We have loved all the different places we have found joy this year and really love having you here - to share it with.
So join us - connect with us - come away with us!