About Me

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Canuck - although the origin for the term is unknown (according to wikipedia at least) this is slang for Canadians.
Kiwi- Nickname for New Zealanders based on the indiginous, flightless bird iconic of the Land of the Long White Cloud
Kate - 20 something expat; Canadian and living/loving the Kiwi life for the past 4 years as a primary school teacher.

 Alas, I’m Canuckiwikate!
Out for dinner in Rarotonga, Cook Islands
July 2011 – found a pub that knew about Molson Canadian!
My mission in life is to: live.love.laugh.dream.floss.travel.
Here’s a few more random fun facts about me…
-I’m just the fun-loving, easy going Scotian kid everyone has always picked on for says house and couch funny ( now that i’m in New Zealand it’s a canadian thing).
-I’m currently living in Ahipara, New Zealand…. I teach a lovely class of year 2s at the local school a kilometer and a half from my house
-I’m pretty much loving life and living the dream – I’ve made my own dreams come true :)
-I haven’t decided when i’m coming home to canada, besides (probably) eventually for a visit.
-put me by water – the ocean, a lake, a river,whatever and i’m a happy girl…..
- I live across the street from 90 Mile Beach, so my dream has really come true!
- love watching the sunset/rise – my house is a PRIME location for this, being on the west coast
-I also enjoy watching a good thunder and lightning storm… i’ve seen the best on garratt’s island, for sure.
-Velvet makes me cringe to the nines. I dispise contact. It’s not funny.
-I love random adventures.
-If I don’t get something done straight away, then I tend to procrastinate.  I’m a sucker for punishment. In university I earned the nickname Procrasta-Kathy!
-I need a to-do list in order to function properly. otherwise I’m lost, have no motivation, and nothing gets done.
-I’m pretty impatient when it comes to waiting for things I’m excited about
-I’m here for the party and not to impress anybody.
-I do what i want. I love to travel and i’m off to see the world.Most importantly I get by with a little help from my friends. ♥
Thom and I, adventuring at the Luge in Rotorua
Some of my favourite quotes:
*Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed.
Maybe they’re supposed to run wild until they find someone — just as wild — to run with
- Sex & the City
*Maybe our mistakes are what make our fate.
Without them, what would shape our lives? Perhaps if we never veered off course,
we wouldn’t fall in love, or have babies, or be who we are.
After all, seasons change. So do cities.
People come into your life and people go.
But it’s comforting to know the ones you love are always in your heart.
And if you’re very lucky, a plane ride away. 
- Sex & the City
People become really quite remarkable 
when they start thinking that they can do things.
When they believe in themselves, 

they have the first secret of success*
- Norman Vincent Peale
 *Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
So love the people who treat you right.
Forget about the one’s who don’t.
Believe everything happens for a reason.
If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands.
If it changes your life, let it.
Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it
*You’re on the ride, might as well open your eyes*
- Even Angels Fall by Jewel & Sarah McLaughlin
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