Kay came on her own to Nelson after living in Christchurch (CHCH) for 10 years. When she was due to retire she decided it was time for a change. With her two daughters and grandsons living here, Kay decided this was where she wanted to be.
Kay sold her house in ChCh and bought a lovely old cottage and a small B&B up on the hill and moved up just before Christmas a year ago. She wanted to make new friends and have her own life. When Kay saw the Newcomers group advertised she plucked up the courage and went along to the coffee morning.
"I really just wanted to write and say how wonderful I have found the Newcomers group. I moved up to Nelson from Christchurch just over a year ago and saw the add in the local paper for the Newcomers coffee mornings at Deville's. It took me a couple of months to pluck up the courage to go, and have to admit I found it really hard walking into the cafe at first,. But I was warmly welcomed and accepted and after a few weeks I started to feel like I belonged. I have made some lovely friends and have never been happier with my life ". Kay