January 8, 2007

2007: This is our year!

In the closing circle of the festival we just attended, the very last bit of information communicated to the group came from a very powerful shaman. He stepped forward into the circle and said the spirits had a few more words for us. It went something like this: “2007 is […]
December 22, 2006

Gardens, Gardens, Gardens (of the vegetable kind)

We have spent a considerable amount of time on our little veggie garden these last ten weeks. And, boy, we’ve come a long way. The first two pictures above show what the garden plot looked like when we arrived at the house in April 06. It had not been used […]
December 22, 2006

Meeting new friends: Ex-pats get together

As I mentioned in the previous post, we’re continuing to socialize and meet new people. Many have come via the Ex-Pats In New Zealand yahoo group, a very worthwhile list to be on if you are considering moving or have moved to Aotearoa. I’ve been on the list for 1 […]
December 22, 2006

New life month two: Vol 2; Nov 10 – Dec 10, 2006

This month went much more quickly than the first. The days zip by so quickly; I’m amazed at what we’ve accomplished. Our four-month anniversary coincided with the Royal New Zealand A&P Show, the big agricultural show for the Canterbury region. Being newbies to the area, how could we not go? […]