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In New Zealand, a Man, a Van, a Plan

In New Zealand, a Man, a Van, a Plan – NYTimes.com. New Zealand as seen by the NY Times’s Frugal Traveller, complete with some stunning photos (and the obligatory pictures of sheep). Makes me want to hire a camper van … Continue reading

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Jo Walton on the kindness of strangers

Another of Jo Walton’s wonderful blog posts about her travels.  This time she attended a conference in Reno and got tangled up in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.  No trains, no buses, no information or help from Amtrak or Greyhound.  … Continue reading

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Jo Walton Writes a Trip Report

Florence: trip report and a plan. Jo Walton has posted a really lovely account of her recent trip to Florence. I’m in the seedy and disgruntled phase of my recovery from the tooth extraction, the phase when you feel well … Continue reading

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Multi-cultural Kindy

We’ve been at kindy this morning, dealing with the hordes of new entrants that apparently turn up at the beginning of every term. The new kids are called Sierra, Nikaia, Koen, and Monty. Of the parents I’ve met this week … Continue reading

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WordPress Daily Post Question: What occupation did you want as a child?

I wanted to be a traveller and a writer. I’m not sure exactly when I started wanting these things, but I know that the books I read triggered my urge to explore. I wanted my own adventures, my own experience … Continue reading

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Domesticity

Hmm. What’s on my mind today? Not much. I’m washing my way through a mountain of dirty clothing. Petra spent the morning getting reacquainted with her toys and is now sacked out on the sofa with a pile of new … Continue reading

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Daily Photo: Mount Cook

It’s a beautiful all over New Zealand today, so we got great views of the Southern Alps and Mount Cook on the way down to Dunedin.

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