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Canterbury A&P farm show

Charlotte’s teacher decided this year to take the class to the Canterbury A&P farm show to learn about animals, farming, machinery, and to generally have a good time engaging with one of the largest community events each year in Christchurch. 348 more words


A Kiwi Halloween

From the beginning, Christmas was on my radar…

I knew that living overseas, far from family, friends, the comforts and traditions of home, might be difficult. 514 more words


Poroporoaki ki Montana (Goodbye to Montana)

“Calvin, did today feel special at school, since it’s your birthday?”

Calvin: “Yes, but it also felt sad.”

Me: “Why did it feel sad?”

Calvin, quietly: … 561 more words


Don't forget to breathe

It’s been a long weekend here this weekend.  Today is Labour Day.  It’s traditionally a weekend for gardening.  To be honest I was just keen to relax as much as possible this weekend, and start to unwind for my broken week this week – I work two days then have another two days off for another long weekend. 296 more words


Magical Garden

Today in Christchurch the temperature is 73 degrees. It’s sunny.

It’s also New Zealand Labour Day and just a few days before Halloween. Yesterday at The Warehouse (think Walmart) we saw lots of Christmas paraphernalia as well as one aisle of Halloween gear (Halloween is just not that big here, much to my kids’ disappointment!). 62 more words



Work, eat, sleep.  That feels like life at the moment.  The only plus is that daylight savings means the day seems a little longer and I’m not coming home in the dark.   555 more words

Food & Wine

Smelly flowers: 2015 in pictures: September

The Arboria Luminarium

It came to town for the Christchurch Arts Festival.

Sign o’ the times

It’s all about dat flag, dat flag.

Failed to do what sign says. 107 more words