NZ Life

April 7, 2007

We’re South Islanders!

At the end of one of my recent posts, I exclaimed ‘we’re south islanders!’ This was a big deal as when we left for our north island adventures in February, one of our goals was to get clarity on whether or not we wanted to move to the north island. […]
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 […]
October 17, 2006


We’ve been back in New Zealand for one week now. Christchurch welcomed us with open arms: the weather the first few days was utterly gorgeous. Spring has hit and the gardens are full of camelia, hydrangea, rhododendrons, and a myriad of other blooms; the birds are chirping; the sky is […]
June 12, 2006

Time for Journeying…. Again

Ever since the household arrived we’ve been moving towards leaving rather than focusing on staying. This has played a wierd twist on the mind, the emotions wrapped up again with depatures and all that needs to be done to tie up the loose ends we’ve strewn about. I haven’t been […]