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

December 20, 2008

Spring Fever: Life Vol. 11 ; October 1 – December 21, 2008

You know those time-lapse movies where they show the full life cycle of plants in just a few seconds?  Well, that’s what spring has felt like for me.  Things are moving and growing so quickly that we barely have time to breathe and catch our breaths. The last ten weeks […]
October 20, 2008

Birthday Bonanza: 45 and feeling alive!

It’s been a busy week of Libran birthday celebrations. First and foremost, it was my 45th last weekend (Oct 17th).  And what a wonderful weekend I had full of fun, friendship, and food!   Bruce was in charge of the day and it started with a surprise breakfast at the Christchurch […]
September 30, 2008

Spring Has Sprung: Life Vol 10; August 16 – September 30, 2008

  You know we’ve finally reached Spring when: New Zealand’s weather service,  Metservice, recommends only ‘1 layer of clothing is needed to stay comfortable in these conditions’  for several days in a row  {contrasted with the regular winter recommendation of 3 to 4 layers} The grass finally needs mowing after […]
August 18, 2008

Fencing, Fencing of the Farming Kind: August 17, 2008

It’s the strangest thing. When we tell people that we just took a weekend fencing course, they look at us strangely with raised or furrowed brows, give us the once over, and immediately I can tell that they think we’ve taken a sport fencing course. “No, no,” I say. “Not […]