NZ Life

December 29, 2007

What Color Is Your Soul?

Earlier in the year, during a break at a workshop I was attending, I was chatting with a male acquaintance when I glimpsed something shimmering from under his shirt collar. “Ooh, what’s that?” I asked. He unbuttoned his collar and showed me a most stunning necklace – somewhat large, set […]
November 4, 2007

Forty-four and ready for more: Birthday bonanza!

I am 44 years and 2 weeks old. Life is pretty darn good. So it’s weird to recall that I was in such a state when about to turn 40. I definitely went through a short middle-life crisis period: what was I doing with myself, what did I want to […]
June 23, 2007

Banks Peninsula Land Search

As I mentioned in the previous post, we started looking at land recently. During the month of April we started going on weekly scouting missions to the Banks Peninsula, an area one hour from Christchurch where we’ve considered settling. An area of 1000 sq km, it is an old volcanic […]
May 3, 2007

Waiheke Wedding

We just returned from a wonderful weekend up on Waiheke Island where we attended the wacky wedding celebration of Ingrid and Dave (aka HiDive). Waiheke Island: Located 12 miles from Auckland City and once a sleepy hippy community content to live simply on a beautiful island, the last number of […]