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The Shire & Weathertop

!For Lord of the Rings Fans only! Well, you’ve been warned. Our first stop on our trip was to Hobbiton. Located in Matamata, New Zealand, Peter Jackson located the perfect rolling green hills… Continue reading

Rotorua and some hot Thermal Action

On Sunday of Labour Day weekend Andrew and I took our adventures to Rotorua. A town known for the most dynamic thermal action in New Zealand. It also smells of sulphur, everywhere. For… Continue reading

A big Romney Fan

That’s right folks, I’m a really big Romney fan. I’m talking about the Romney sheep, of course. As I mentioned before, Andrew and I kicked off our adventure this weekend by stopping in… Continue reading

Labour Day Weekend

The joy of long weekends. This Monday was Labour Day in New Zealand. Andrew and I took advantage of the long weekend to go on an adventure. I tried to pack as much… Continue reading

One Month

It’s hard to believe I’ve been in New Zealand for a month! This also means I only have another 11 months that I can stay here unless I get a real job! This… Continue reading

Soup

This past week I successfully shared my cold with Andrew. He was sniffling and coughing and by Thursday it was clear that we were spending this weekend at home, yet again. We stocked… Continue reading

Auckland

So, if you’ve been reading this blog, you know that Andrew and I are living in Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand. Brace yourselves folks, you might learn something in this blog… Continue reading

The Apartment and Homework

So, I decided to name this post “The Apartment” because 1) I’ll post pictures, and 2) that’s where I’ve been spending all my time this week because I’ve come down with this crummy… Continue reading

Odd & Familiar

This past week I spent my time wandering around Auckland, running a few errands, reading (three!) books and researching and applying for jobs. Since Andrew started work on Monday, and without a clear… Continue reading

Waiheke Island

This Saturday Andrew and I spent my birthday on Waiheke, an island about a half hour from Auckland. Having spent a week in Auckland City, I wanted to see some of the ‘real’… Continue reading