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Day 14 of #LifeInNZ365: Kids Hate Shoes

We’re shifting flats and my stepdaughter found today’s picture – it’s a class picture of her in primary school. Danielle is the blonde in the front row, she laughed when she showed me the picture because there was some kind of fiasco a few weeks beforehand and her dad had to cut her hair so it was just growing back. 178 more words

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Until next time, New Zealand

The bags are packed, the Shire Socks are done and given to Mr. N’s dad (!) and somehow, it’s time for us to go. I can hardly believe nearly two months have past. 98 more words


Political schisms and dodgy candidates in America: a N.Z. perspective

Never has America been quite so divided. Never has the Republican National Convention just finished or the Democrat National Convention just about to start (Wednesday N.Z. 638 more words

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Day 23 - Boats and volcanoes 21/07/16

Today we were up, off and out early, ready to catch the 9:11am train into the centre of Auckland. Unfortunately we missed it. It left at 9:08. 223 more words


Christchurch, New Zealand

My first morning in Christchurch wasn’t as restful as I had hoped as the standard checkout time in New Zealand is apparently 10 AM. After quickly packing out of my hotel room I got a cheap Uber to move myself and my pile of luggage across town to the¬†Kiwi Basecamp Backpackers. 376 more words

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Winter roses

This winter rose in my garden is all kinds of awesome ‘cos it smells like heaven.