Tag Archives: New Zealand

Just Google it

I was just Googling myself (as you do) and found my name on stuff.co.nz – under a picture I took during the bush fire back in February when we were watching the helicopters with monsoon buckets all night and half … Continue reading

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Two days in Hong Kong – day 1

As we were leaving New Zealand on the first really rainy day since the beginning of the summer, we were glad it was raining – it was hard to leave as it is, without the sun shining on the Owhiro … Continue reading

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Before we came to New Zealand, I`d never

 seen so many people walking around barefoot. In the streets, shops, even in class. You do read about Kiwis’ love for jandals (flip-flops), but the barefoot thing was a surprise  talked to strangers as much. From fellow hikers, who say … Continue reading

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The day my husband lost his pants

.. and his sunglasses… and found both! We decided to brave the cold water and go for a swim. It’s summer here (first day of autumn actually, March 2, but still summery enough) , so why is the ocean so … Continue reading

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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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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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