Monthly Archives: May 2011

Our first weekend in our new home

This past weekend was our first weekend in our new home. We moved in here on Tuesday of last week (Monday in North America). We love living here. This place suits us. It is in a beautiful location, overlooking the … Continue reading

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An Initiation – Sheep and Fish

Thursday, 19 May 2011 @ 12:20 pm Our next door neighbor (our only full time neighbor, the other two being weekend and holiday residents), David, farms sheep.  He has a lot of them, and it is great hearing them baa … Continue reading

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Our Longest Drive Yet

We’ve been been buying things on TradeMe, and this evening we took a drive down to Hamilton, about an hour and a half away, to pick up three items. We got a chest freezer for $220 ($176 US), a refrigerator/freezer … Continue reading

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A Big Haul

Both Saturdays since buying our house, we have gone to the local garage sales. Since we need just about everything, most people have stuff that we need. Some charge more than we care to spend, but others have very good … Continue reading

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A Respite Amid The Busyness

This afternoon I had a bit of time and visited our new home. Though it isn’t technically ours until Monday morning, everyone knows it is ours. I purchased some vege (veggie) seeds for our gardens and took them to the … Continue reading

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Life has never moved so fast

We moved to Thames Coast two weeks ago today, and so much has happened that it surprises me sometimes. But it is mostly all good. Andrew began his new job and very much enjoys it. We bought and received a … Continue reading

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My first solo trip

While Andrew was at work yesterday, I drove around the area to buy things second hand that we need. My first stop was Pauanui (for you North Americans, this is pronounced pow-ah-NEW-ee) to buy a 6 by 4 foot trailer … Continue reading

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Spending Spree

Today (Saturday) was our first “day off”. Last weekend, we spent all of Saturday looking at houses and lands. Sunday we had a lazy morning, but we spent the afternoon looking again at houses and lands. So, today was our … Continue reading

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Celebratory Dinner

Yesterday was quite the day. It was one week since we arrived in New Zealand. We received our Mitsubishi Colt. And the offer we placed on our new home was accepted. So, we went out to dinner to celebrate. At … Continue reading

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Our New Home

Yesterday was a wonderful day. Not only did we receive our Mitsubishi Colt, but our offer on a house was accepted. Since we arrived here in the Thames Coast, we’ve been looking at homes and land. The more homes we … Continue reading

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