Day 303 in New Zealand: An Update on the Garden

It is hard to believe that we have been in New Zealand for almost 1 year now. It is December which in the Southern Hemisphere means Summer Time!!! Outside of a three-day heat wave last week, the weather has been rather pleasant with cool morning and evening and high temps in the middle of the day. All this warm weather has done wonders for our … Continue reading Day 303 in New Zealand: An Update on the Garden

Day 292 in New Zealand: Redd & Chloe’s Life in NZ

It is exactly 6 months since Redd & Chloe arrived in New Zealand. They are adjusting well but still get a bit nervous when we go anywhere without them but after being a part for four months I can’t say I blame them. Since their arrival they have been on many adventures…so, here is a glimpse of their life in New Zealand. Always on the … Continue reading Day 292 in New Zealand: Redd & Chloe’s Life in NZ

Day 267 in New Zealand: Taylor’s Mistake

It was a beautiful Saturday in Christchurch and we made the most of it by checking out a new walking trail. Today’s adventure was the Godley Head Walk at Taylor’s Mistake. This walk is a bit on the challenging side as there is a climb but the views make the extra effort completely worthwhile as most of the walk offers ocean views. We even made some … Continue reading Day 267 in New Zealand: Taylor’s Mistake

Day 224 in New Zealand: Spring has Sprung

Spring has sprung in New Zealand!!! The blog has been quiet through much of the winter…we’ve been in a state of hibernation I suppose. While it has been a pretty mild winter, there has been heaps (that’s Kiwi speak for tons or lots) of rain. Here is a bit of how we have kicked off the spring season. The Dog Park at Victoria Park: Redd … Continue reading Day 224 in New Zealand: Spring has Sprung

Day 109 in New Zealand: Redd & Chloe’s Move to NZ

Redd & Chloe’s Move to New Zealand While our arrival in New Zealand occurred back in February, it took another four months before our beloved Dachshunds Redd & Chloe would arrive. Here is the story of their journey. Perhaps the most complicated part of our move (and the most expensive) was moving Redd and Chloe. New Zealand has eradicated rabies and there is no heartworm … Continue reading Day 109 in New Zealand: Redd & Chloe’s Move to NZ

Day 66 in New Zealand: Another Visit to Waipara

Back to Waipara Valley. If you recall on our 17th day in New Zealand we made our first trip out to Waipara Valley wine region. There are 31 wineries in this region and yes my goal is to visit them all. At about three wineries per visit, it is going to take a few trips. It’s a tough job but someone has to do it! … Continue reading Day 66 in New Zealand: Another Visit to Waipara

Day 28 in New Zealand: Discovering Hagley Park

A walk through Hagley Park… I am told that Hagley Park is the closest I will get to Central Park (my favorite hometown park) so I thought I would take a bit of time to stroll through. To start with it is massive, on this day I mainly explored the botanical gardens. I imagine in the spring time this part of the park is beautiful (it … Continue reading Day 28 in New Zealand: Discovering Hagley Park