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Day 220: Smile! Cute New Zealand Baby Sheep Alert

Ok, look, I’ve been really crap at putting a daily photo with my posts lately. Sorry. I’ve been busy and stressed, and honestly rarely feel presentable when I’m just sitting at home on the computer all day dealing with broken plugins and hosting junk.
That said, I find that baby animal pictures or videos will immediately cheer me up. Pat… Read more

August 9, 2011 · Continue Reading · Comments { 2 }

Day 120: The Launch of the Great Crusade, It Started with One Little Idea

On Saturday, I was invited along to a launch event at the rugby in Sydney for The Great Crusade. A group of Qantas marketing managers, some well-known TV-types, a few digital agency folks and a handful of bloggers all hung out in a private box sipping beers and chatting about this big promotional event. Sounds pretty fancy, hey? Well, it… Read more

May 2, 2011 · Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
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Apologies to Christchurch

Look, Christchurch, about all that anti-New Zealand talk I gave earlier: it’s not you, it’s me. I said those things before I ever got a chance to know you… the real you. Because with so many cafes and bars, and cafe/bars, one could say that you are actually kind of cool. Who was I to judge?
Read moreBut it was a

August 9, 2010 · Continue Reading · Comments { 2 }

Hey, New Zealand, I’m Just Not That Into You

It’s like the tourism Gods were punishing me. Last Wednesday at pub trivia, I let my true feelings about my upcoming trip to New Zealand… Read more come out. See, New Zealand and I have a relationship that is based on convenience rather than passion; it’s never really been on my list of places to see, and believe me, there are very

July 17, 2010 · Continue Reading · Comments { 15 }

From Auckland to Sydney

I’m back in Sydney and finally getting myself settled and situated after my short hop over to New Zealand. I spent my time solely on the north of the north island on this trip – mainly because I was concerned I was going to have to make a doctor’s appointment to get my visa. Besides what I’ve already written, I… Read more

July 29, 2009 · Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Hanging Out in Hobbiton

No doubt crosses my mind that it was a completely nerdy thing to do by visiting Matamata, New Zealand for the sole purpose of visiting Hobbiton. However, visiting the partial set of where the hobbits lived in The Lord of the Rings can only happen if you are in New Zealand, so hey, it seemed like a valid plan.

Before… Read more

July 24, 2009 · Continue Reading · Comments { 7 }

Visa Woes

I changed my flight.
Remember how in my last visa post I talked about wondering if a week would be enough time? Well, I had to make a decision yesterday and I didn’t think it would be sufficient.
In spite of the research I had done asking many other people how long it took to get their working holiday visa… Read more

July 13, 2009 · Continue Reading · Comments { 2 }

Conquering an Ant Hill

I perused the wall of pamphlets and things to do in Auckland in the hostel until I found a few items that caught my attention. One of these was an adventure over to Rangitoto Island where I could scale volcanoes. How could I pass that one up?!
I hopped onto the computer to check out the ferry details from Auckland… Read more

July 10, 2009 · Continue Reading · Comments { 5 }

New Zealand Visa Run Fun Fun

Ok, fine people, I’ll update my blog already I guess I just do so much writing for work nowadays that I’m all blogged out when I’m at home, leaving this little blog hanging. I can’t even begin to pick a place to talk about, so I’ll just start with the present. I am in New Zealand!
After spending four months… Read more

July 9, 2009 · Continue Reading · Comments { 6 }