March 19, 2006

WWOOFing for Real — Mara Whenua Part II

So, what was it really like WWOOFing? I thought I’d carry on a bit from Bruce’s previous post and outline for you all what our typical day looked like for the last week. 7:30 – 8:00 am: Wake up. Step outside to the nearest tree for a pee. Light the […]
March 10, 2006

What is WWOOFing anyway?

Several of you have recently asked me what the heck I was talking about when mentioning that we were preparing to go off on our first WWOOF assignment. WWOOF, according to the booklet we have, officially stands for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms; but everyone else refers to it […]
March 10, 2006

Lessons Learned: Don’t Judge a Book By It’s Cover

We all have this bad habit – forming an opinion about someone in 60 seconds after looking them up and down for a short moment, sizing them up. Or by just listening to their voices/accents. Staying at a backpackers affords one the opportunity to meet a lot of fun people, […]
March 7, 2006

We’ve Got Us a Tidy Car!

We are now the proud owners of a silvery-blue 1990 Honda Civic 4-door sedan, 150,000 kilometers (100,500 miles), purchased for the most excellent sum of NZ$1300 (approx US $870). And it came to us with what we like to call ‘a little bit of New Zealand magic’: On Sunday we […]