Monthly Archives: February 2013

Seasl again! Cute seals at Sinclair Head / Te Rimurapa

Now that we are staying in Owhiro Bay, we might be far away from the city centre, but we are much closer to nature.  So yesterday we decided to undertake a second trip via Red Rocks to the seal haul-out  … Continue reading

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Wildlife central

Having grown up in a pretty urban setting, the only animals I had seen growing up were in the zoo. When I moved to London, I saw foxes (which I mistook for stray dogs), squirrels (who used to climb up … Continue reading

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Not a typical Wednesday

Yesterday Mike has submitted his last assignment! He is officially done with his MA! All that remains is for him to get his actual degree and transcripts! I`m so proud of him! It’s been hard-working 2 years! To celebrate, we … Continue reading

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Bedroom window spider

Not all Kiwi creatures are adorable

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Life by the ocean – penguins and waves

So I`m walking home (Rebecca’s home, to be precise), from a supermarket, which is an hour away. But the walk is lovely, some of it along the beach, with stunning views, so it’s no hardship. And then I see a … Continue reading

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Leaving Kelburn and moving to Owhiro Bay

The lease on our university-owned house is up, and we are moving today – in 45 minutes, in fact. Here is where we are moving to (marked with an arrow) – my friend Rebecca from the CELTA course very generously … Continue reading

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Island Bay Festival

Wellington isn’t called the coolest little capital for nothing – there’s always something going on! On Sunday, February 10 it was the Island Bay festival. Island Bay is a suburb of Wellington with a gorgeous beach and amazing views – … Continue reading

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Return trip

So we bought our tickets back to Russia, where we want to stay for the summer before moving to a yet unknown location overseas.We will have had 3 summer in a row (with a bit of spring mixed in)! It’ll … Continue reading

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Waitangi Day in Wellington

There were two things we wanted to do in New Zealand: try hangi and see haka. Turns out, Waitangi day is when you can do both.  Every year on 6 February, New Zealand marks the signing of the Treaty of … Continue reading

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High-frame rate

Finally watched the Hobbit, in 3D and high-frame rate. I see why HFR might have been criticized for being too clear, too-daytime-TV-show-like, but personally I thought it was wonderful.One of the main reasons – watching a 3D movie for more … Continue reading

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