Category Archives: The Land

Our Summer Adventure to the South Island with BaBa and NuNu, Part 2

Okay, on to part of the trip where we really get down to the business of experiencing the drama of the South Island… January 5: our day in Milford Sound. We started by getting up early in the morning and … Continue reading

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Skipping around: October means summertime gardening

It’s late Spring here in Gizzy. The sun is hot, the sky is blue, and the 10-day forecast shows days on end of more of the same. Daylight Savings happened last weekend. The kids are halfway through their final 2-week … Continue reading

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Best of the Doyles’ Visit, Part 2: A North Island Tour

After our long Gizzy weekend, we switched into Roadtrip Mode for the second half of our visit with the Doyles. First, a plug for the travel company who put together our road trip, the very informed and helpful Victoria at … Continue reading

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The Best of March 2013

March was a pretty rockin’ month. It was at the beginning of March that I had my first jam session with some friendly, ukulele-playing ladies. And not having anything but the $30 uke that I bought for the kids, I … Continue reading

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Our family’s first camping trip: Anaura Bay

We did it! We’ve camped! We borrowed a ton of gear (a shit-ton to be exact), from some friends, made a bunch of food, packed an absurd amount of stuff (but sadly not enough warm clothes), and tagged along with … Continue reading

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Garden Brag

Two and a half months ago, on our 4th day in New Zealand, with the help of my family and our friend/gardener/consultant-of-all-things, Dennis, I planted a garden. And it is overwhelming how quickly and successfully it has grown. Yesterday, I … Continue reading

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Hike up Te Kuri Farm Walkway

Today, at the surprising hour of 3 pm, we started a hike up the Te Kuri Farm Walkway. Surprising, since it was a 3-hour hike. So we were all exhausted by the end. But the day was gorgeous and we … Continue reading

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