Easy Day Trips From Christchurch – A Scenic Drive to Akaroa

This June has been one of the wettest on record and the cold weather and grey skies have been triggering some serious hibernation vibes in me. With the sun seemingly on an extended holiday, all I've wanted to do is cocoon into the softest blanket I own and read a good book. I find that… Continue reading Easy Day Trips From Christchurch – A Scenic Drive to Akaroa

Surviving My First Kiwi Winter – A Recipe For Simple Chicken Soup

Winter in New Zealand started on 1 June and there's no doubt in my mind that Christchurch got the memo. It feels like it's been raining nonstop for weeks and I'm now refusing to leave the house without mittens firmly in-hand. My friends back in the States may be out running errands in sundresses and… Continue reading Surviving My First Kiwi Winter – A Recipe For Simple Chicken Soup

My Top Three Tips for Making a New House Feel Like Home

As someone who's moved a few times in my life, I like to think I've become something of a relocation expert. When we first moved to Christchurch, I had every intention of breaking the cycle. I was ready to throw our packing boxes to the curb and settle into the new house for at least… Continue reading My Top Three Tips for Making a New House Feel Like Home