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

March 31, 2012

Just Another Woofer Week

We just finished our March woofer week hosting two couples from the United States:  Ben & Ellen from Brooklyn, New York; and Katie & Nick from Portland, Oregon. Both couples wrote to us independently about their common shared interests with us:  sustainability,  introvert-minded,  board gamers.   They seemed like a good […]
March 7, 2012

The Wonderful Thing About Woofers….

Oh the wonderful thing about woofers, is woofers get a lot of work done! We have finally started to host woofers after almost a year hiatus.   The last time we had woofers was during the big Feb 2011 earthquake.   Quakes, house renovation, visitors, and our travels didn’t allow much time […]
March 6, 2012

Building A Kitchen: Part Three – Completion (almost)

Despite our hectic summer and travels, we’ve managed to finish the last two big lagging parts of the kitchen —  the granite countertops have been installed and Ollie and Bruce have finished the butcher block counter top for the island.   The kitchen is totally awesome.  Here’s the latest photos:   […]
January 14, 2012

Goodbye 2011, Hello 2012!

It’s the eve before we leave for Kiwiburn and the van is packed and our energy levels are high.   It’s summer, the days are nice and warm and long, and we’re about to kick off a few weeks of summer holiday.   The first few weeks of 2012 are proving […]