Tag Archives: Wellington

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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Touching squishy things or Victoria University Coastal Ecology Lab open day

As luck would have it, we live close to the aforementioned Coastal Ecology Lab and walk past it on our way to the bus stop, so when we spotted a sign advertising Open Day we decided to go there.  We`ve … Continue reading

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Mount Victoria

Mount Vic has been on our list of the things to see in Wellington since we arrived.  We finally tackled it yesterday, except we did it in a lazy way – instead of a 1,5 hike up the hill we … 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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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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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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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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Summer in January

Celebrating New Year in the middle of the summer was a completely novel experience for me. I mean, isn’t it amazing when January looks like this?

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