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Sore feet are for losers

Wow, it’s been three years since I’ve worked retail and boy, are my feet sore from standing all day! I’m enjoying my new job, as much as can be expected for a retail… Continue reading

Work a day world

Good day readers! I got a job at a local retail store. Win on the job front! It’s summer/ holiday work, and I’ll be getting out of the house, and hopefully meeting some… Continue reading

Drift Shifting into a Coca-Cola Christmas

Earlier this week Andrew and I saw a sign by the local park for a Red Bull Drift Shifting competition. Never heard of it, right? Basically, this New Zealand driver had an idea… Continue reading

West Coast

So as anyone knows who has traveled with me, I have a huge love affair with my travel guides. I love to read about the places we could go and get a local… Continue reading

Coromandel Forest Park, or a long drive

Getting back to this obsession I have with travel guides, I was searching for some activities near Cathedral Cove for a day trip on Sunday. Not far from the beach I read about… Continue reading

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