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? […]
November 29, 2006

Reflections on Thanksgiving: What I am Thankful For

Bruce & I were on the fence about whether we wanted to celebrate Thanksgiving (“celebrate a harvest festival in the middle of spring?” Bruce says. Doesn’t feel right), but American ex-pat friends Anne & Scott wanted to introduce this feast of indulgence to their Slovakian friends. And so, any excuse […]
November 28, 2006

Destination: Castle Hill, Canterbury, NZ

About a week ago we decided it was time to get out of the city and into nature and so, with friends Anne & Scott, we went on a Sunday outing to Castle Hill. The morning wasn’t looking so good, with overcast skies and drizzles, but we were ready for […]
November 12, 2006

My new life: Vol 1; Oct 11 – Nov 9, 2006

Ah, we’ve just completed our first month back in New Zealand. And what a month it’s been. We’re absorbing new information at such a rapid pace — my brain is like a sponge and I’m exhausted most nights. We’ve now taken most of our CPIT classes (12 hours of Earth […]