It had already been a long morning when the alarm went off at 5:30 a.m. Everything in the house had been packed up in the moving truck the day before, so all that was left were a few items in […]
March 27 marks my fourth year of being a U.S. expat. Once again, I’m still amazed that I’ve been away this long. Lucky number four finds me in the midst of moving on once again to what will be my […]
The Hamner Springs, New Zealand 7.5 earthquake on November 14, 2016. Effects in Blenheim area.
We’re 11 days into Spring and it’s been a mixed bag so far. The nights are still quite cold with lows in the high 30’s and daily highs have been in the low 60’s. The sun feels quite hot when […]
Another year down and a long term visitor’s visa approved! I’ll be living in New Zealand for an additional year. It was a nice Christmas present to receive after waiting four months for a decision. This past year was spent […]
Have you ever wondered if everything you were taught might be wrong? Sometimes I feel like that when I’m riding my bike looking at trees budding, birds nesting and daffodils blooming. I think….”Aahhhhh, Spring”, then think, “Wait…what month is it? […]
After Christchurch, I took a 4 1/2 hour bus ride up to the Marlborough region…famous for it’s wines. The ride was good and I got to see the countryside which was starkly different from Otago. There were actually trees and […]