My First Car

So unlike most of my peers, and as a city-girl, I have never owned a car in my life. One summer I borrowed my dad’s car to commute to and from work and… Continue reading

Life update time.

Last week Andrew and I moved out of our 14th floor shoebox and into a real live apartment. The apartment is in the Saint Mary’s Bay neighborhood, halfway between downtown and all the… Continue reading

Auckland Weather


So my brother’s name is Russell and there is a town in the Bay of Islands called Russell.  And, in the  Lonely Planet guide book, in reference to Russell it is written: “Once known… Continue reading

Bay of Islands Road Trip

Who’s up for a road trip? I had the weekend off so Andrew and I decided to plan a trip to the Bay of Islands. The Bay of Islands is an area about… Continue reading

Planning a weekend trip

As someone who loves to travel, I also love to plan trips. Yup, that’s me checking airfare in my free time. I have next weekend off and since I’ve got a bit of… Continue reading

I want to ride my bicycle

I want to ride my bike. Finally! Last weekend Andrew and I went on the hunt for a new bike. Well, first we stopped at our favorite noodle soup place in the city.… Continue reading

Grampa’s Pasta Sauce

So, for those that do not know me, I’m 50% Italian. Or more accurately  25% Sicilian and 25% Sardinian. My grandfather on my dad’s side is from Sardinia, the small island just north of… Continue reading

A Pukeko in a Ponga Tree

Learn about NZ through a Maori Christmas Song: On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a pukeko in a ponga tree! (The pukeko is a native bird, also… Continue reading

End of the World Advice

Warning: Unsolicited Advice ahead The world didn’t end yesterday but all the excitement over the “End of the World” really makes you think. IF the world would end tomorrow, or the day after… Continue reading