Of clouds and Kiwis

Of clouds and Kiwis

1. The weather waffle

It's winter. So, if we were sitting knee to knee at the little coffee shop on King Street, sipping a cuppa warmth and perhaps nibbling on something, like say a ...
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Coromandel

2. Emigrating from South Africa – thinking New Zealand

Righto, so we’ve chatted about the weather – now let’s get down to brass tacks, shall we? So, you and your family are seriously considering moving to New Zealand - ...
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3. One life live it

If you are reading this then perhaps you've decided that my last piece was not a load of hogwash (or if it was, it was interesting enough to have you ...
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4. Food, glorious food

Well, this morning I took some time out to laboriously draw up a list of some basic food and household goodies and what they cost. As admin is not my ...
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5. GST, fuel tax and sales

For some reason, I have been hedging a bit about writing this post. I couldn't figure out why and then I reread the last and I realised that I had ...
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Wellington

6. Sometimes it rains

Winter in New Zealand. Sometimes it rains. Well, actually, it may be fairer to say sometimes it doesn’t rain. It will pour for a few minutes. Then the sun will ...
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7. Mark, Mike and the Carpet Tree

This is not a tale about two boys off on an adventure with a magical, carpet-bearing tree. No, it's more a tale about a Kiwi education, of sorts. You see, ...
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8. Grassroots

Last week the weather, as a Kiwi friend of mine so aptly put it, “turned to custard!” It was snowing in some areas of the South Island and hailing in ...
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9. Summer’s coming

Spring is slowly giving way to summer and with it, the swallows have arrived from wherever they spent their last stint in their quest for the perpetual summer. Sitting like ...
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10. Back to school

The summer holidays may be well and truly over now that the kids are back at school, but the days are still long and wonderfully warm. The air is thick ...
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11. One man’s trash, another man’s treasure

Our propensity to gather stuff, wherever we go, is pretty astounding. As mentioned previously, we did ship a container over, but still needed to get a few odds and ends ...
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12. Trade Me – the NZ way

Not too long ago, I rang my husband up to ask him a very important question. “Is it possible one of our children could have just purchased a car on ...
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