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

Checking In – Six Months in New Zealand

The last few weeks, between all the travel and general chaos of everyday life, I almost missed celebrating an expat milestone... I've been in New Zealand for six months! It flew by in the snap of my fingers. I can't believe that since November I've found a job, brought our dog over from America, learned to… Continue reading Checking In – Six Months in New Zealand