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Sean’s Recovery Update, 8 weeks

I’m happy to update the blog about Sean’s recovery. It’s been 8 weeks and Sean has thankfully regained most — if not all — of his major muscles. While he has a long way to go to regain the dexterity, … Continue reading

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A three word story: Our life changed.

It’s been a long while since I’ve posted anything. Life… To catch up: 1) I got a job, 30 hours per week at a non-profit agency that aims to help our community be more active and healthy. My role engages … Continue reading

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An Update on the Straw Bale House

Sadly, not much has happened since my last post. We’re STILL awaiting building consent from council, something that people building unconventional homes have to endure. But there have been a couple small but exciting developments. Firstly, our builder has been … Continue reading

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The ex-pat life is a lot of metaphors.

It’s strange, this whole ex-pat thing.┬áMy inner monologue is sometimes a chaotic crowd of voices as the new intersects with the old. Each trip to the grocery story, I try to blend in, while off the shelf I pull item … Continue reading

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Our Epic Stateside Trip, Part 5: San Francisco/Pleasanton

We were exhausted and travel-weary when we left New York and flew west. We landed at SFO and were met by our old friend, Joe, and his daughter. Joe started out as Sean’s friend from their days with Tucson Magpie … Continue reading

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40 Hours in Auckland

Our first weekend to the big city! Here we are on Friday afternoon before pulling out of our driveway for the 6.5 hour drive to Auckland. It’s hilly and green and then after a couple hours, you hit the Waioeka … Continue reading

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Amusing Anecdotes

Feel like moving abroad but are unsure how you’re going to integrate into the community? Want the newness of an exotic place without the awkward moments while trying to fit in? Well, just live vicariously through us until you make … Continue reading

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