Monthly Archives: November 2011

Subscribe to my blog

Now you can subscribe to my blog, so that you receive an email when I write something new. I realize I am not overly predictable with my writing schedule, and now you don’t have to keep checking my blog to … Continue reading

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Election Day Voting in New Zealand

Today is Election Day here in New Zealand, and Andrew did his part. Voting, and government in general, is different here than in the USA. I think this organization makes more sense than the two parties in the US and … Continue reading

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Working Hard

The website design work and editing work seems to be rolling in lately, which is quite nice. And I also am still working on the gardens, though that is slowing now that we have all five boxes hemmed in with … Continue reading

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Auckland Highland Games

Today Andrew and I drove up to Auckland to watch the Scottish Highland Games in Eden Park area. The Highland Games are an annual event held, at least this year, at the Three Kings Domain. It was interesting and a … Continue reading

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Fish 'n Chips Takeaways in Thames, New Zealand

Fish and chips (fish and fries) takeaways (restaurants offering “to go” food) was once standard fare for Friday tea (supper), but fish ‘n chips takeaways are becoming less common than they once were. Still, in Thames we have a few … Continue reading

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Yet More Grab Ones

While in Auckland, we collected four other Grab One items, as well. Two were alarms, one for the house and one for the car. One was for paints at Resene, though we used ours to buy the roller and other … Continue reading

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Another Grab One in Auckland – Edible Gardens

As I wrote previously, we love Grab One. We find many amazing deals with them. Over the past few weeks, we’d been buying one now and then, and we decided to take a full day to drive up to Auckland, … Continue reading

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Andrew's English Class

Andrew has been helping out at our church, Thames Baptist, each Wednesday for a couple months now, teaching English as a second language to residents in the community. Last night was the end of session meeting, and to celebrate their … Continue reading

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We're in the Newspaper!

Prior to the K2 Bicycle Race around the Coromandel Peninsula a couple weekends ago, members of the Hauraki Herald Newspaper (the local) staff and Thames Coromandel District Council (where Andrew works) got together to promote the race and especially to … Continue reading

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Andrew's Hike of Mount Te Aroha

Saturday, Andrew hiked up Mount Te Aroha (pronounced teh AH-rdo-haw), about an hour south of our place, with a bunch of guys mostly from Hamilton. The hike is just shy of four kilometres (2.4 miles) eaach direction and takes about … Continue reading

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