Monthly Archive: November, 2012

Feel Good

As anyone who has been job hunting knows, it can get a bit depressing. So what are some good ways to lift your spirits? One: Read a good book. I just finished Ready… Continue reading

The White Lady and Tarakihi

Since food costs are so high in Auckland, I am always looking out for a good deal. There is a hotel/pub a block from us that offers burgers and chips (fries) for $10… Continue reading

A Holiday Abroad

Happy Belated Thanksgiving everyone! Such a simple holiday, with such a strange origin. Andrew and I have a lot to be thankful this year. We’re living in a beautiful country and we have… Continue reading

Dark Chocolate Pistachio and White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge

Every couple of holiday seasons I find myself in a position of feeling festive and indulgent. This Thanksgiving I have fortunately been spared the relentless Thanksgiving food advertisements living in a country where… Continue reading

Laser tag bumper cars

After dipping my toes in the water at Rangitoto last weekend I’ve been itching to get to the beach. I researched the best beaches in Auckland and Andrew invited some friends to join… Continue reading

Taste of Auckland

I am originally from Chicago, the Best City in the WORLD! Go White Sox! And my favorite festival in Chicago is the Taste of Chicago. The Taste of Chicago ┬áis the worlds largest… Continue reading

Job, where art thou?

Last week I went to a 6 hours at a job search workshop. While I had heard most of the advice before, I did learn a few interesting tidbits. For one, when asking… Continue reading


Rangitoto is a volcanic island just 25 minutes by boat from Auckland City. It is also the youngest and largest volcano in the Auckland Region. If you read about our Coast to Coast… Continue reading

Thanks Fred

So this past week was pretty routine. A job workshop, phone calls with recruiters and researching on-line. I listened to a couple of lectures and finished a good book. I played in my… Continue reading

Coast to Coast Walkway

When was the last time you walked from the west coast to the east coast of your country? On Sunday, Andrew and I decided it was a nice cool day for a long,… Continue reading