My First Taste of Kiwiana – When Big Band Came to Town

My First Taste of Kiwiana – When Big Band Came to Town

This past weekend, Christchurch's social calendar was jam-packed. Between Festa and the annual Christchurch Big Band Festival, the CBD was buzzing with life. As part of the music festival, bands were spread across town, playing big band classics by Count Bassey and Glen Miller on stages at the new Central Library, outside the Christchurch Art [...]

New Zealand Gardening 101 – A Guide to Not Ruining Your Landlord’s Lawn

New Zealand Gardening 101 – A Guide to Not Ruining Your Landlord’s Lawn

Spring is well on its way here in the Southern hemisphere which means the days are getting longer and all of Christchurch is in bloom. The owners of the house we're renting (or at least their parents who live nearby) were clearly skilled gardeners who took a lot of time and effort to plant trees, shrubs, [...]

How To Make Home Brewed Kombucha – If I Can Do It, You Can Too

How To Make Home Brewed Kombucha – If I Can Do It, You Can Too

Lately, I've been seriously channeling my inner domestic goddess. With summer on its way, I'm attempting to grow my own herbs, cook recipes with more than three steps, and keep plants alive and happy (let's all keep our fingers crossed for that one). My current success rate has me feeling good and I think I'm [...]