Life in NZ – The First 10 Years (2006 to 2016)

August 15, 2010

Heating Installation, Phase 4 (July 12 – 22, 2010)

Team Oamaru came back up for another two week stint during the height of winter and during a busy time for me & Bruce as we were in the midst of getting the Christchurch house, aka ‘Clyde Road’, on the market for sale. Bruce, Ollie, and I found ourselves stuck […]
July 11, 2010

Heating Installation, Phase 3 (June 7 – July 2, 2010)

Ah, nothing like a deluge of rain and a slide into winter to put us waaaaayyyyy behind schedule. I have failed miserably as a project manager <grin> as my original ‘guestimates’ for the heating installation project timeline has now slipped by a month or two: Phase 1: Demolition of existing […]
May 24, 2010

Heating Installation, Phase 2 (April 26 – May 7, 2010)

After a bit of a hiatus due to the Easter holiday and Pete holding a festival on his property over that time, we all finally came together after a five week break for Phase 2 of the Heating Installation project.  From my post on Phase 1, this next phase of […]
May 24, 2010

The Wonderful World of Woofers

Last August, I wrote about our joining the Wwoofing Network (Willing Work on Organic Farms).  The Wwoofing Network is a great scheme whereby organic farms and properties can connect with travelers looking to experience authentic New Zealand life styles.  The catch?  The wwoofer host provides accommodation and food in exchange […]