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Oh NZ sun, you are cruel.. Read #21 for the story What is serendipity? Truthfully, I'd heard it, but never really thought about what it meant. Until recently I realised that it could possibly be the best word to summarise my life! In the past 27 years (okay maybe even the past 4 specifically) I've [...]

Photo Friday! Week 38: Remarkables Skydive

skydive queenstown remarkables

While on the ground watching others and waiting for our turn to board a little wee plane which we would jump out of shortly thereafter, the anticipation was building to the point of no return. Jenn and I would watch the little plane take off towards the Remarkables and then shortly after minuscule dots  could be spotted [...]

overlooking rarotonga

My mind is always wandering, wondering “where to next?” and “how can I get there?” I've got to have some travel plans in the pipe line to keep me going. Right now it is currently the spring school holidays; two weeks off to recuperate from the whirlwind 11 week term that took me by storm [...]

baldwin street

While in Dunedin, climbing the worlds steepest hill should definitely be on your to do list. Whether you head up in a car on foot, you have to see it to believe just how steep it really is. My first trip up was in the car.  Then in the second half of my year of [...]

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My bags packed, ready to move to NZ to study in 2009 You know that old saying, "home is where the heart is"; for me it is so true. Once my heart arrived in New Zealand, it became my home. Sorry Mom and Dad, family and friends...  I fell in love with the fun-loving kiwi [...]

Otago Peninsula

Still as glass -  Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, April 2009 While studying and living in Dunedin, the Otago Peninsula was quite a neat little place to explore locally. There is always something new to discover and on this particular day, the harbour was so still, just begging for picture-perfect photos to be taken.

otago clock tower

The iconic Otago clock tower at Otago University Dunedin, NZ  February 2009 Home to my Post Grad Dipolma in Teaching (Primary) where I studied abroad for a year to become a teacher in 2009! I absolutely fell in love with the old architecture of Dunedin.

Getting my Run on, all over New Zealand

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If you thought I meant that I ran from place to place within NZ, sorry if you're disappointed, but you've got to be kidding! I've been getting my run on, but I am the first to admit I am definitely an amateur! Since moving to New Zealand, it is safe to say that I have become [...]