Reflections on the Christchurch Attack

Yesterday, white supremacists walked into the Masjid al Noor mosque and the Linwood Masjid with assault rifles in their hands and hatred in their hearts and Christchurch, a city still recovering from the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, will not be the same. Around 3:00pm yesterday, I was sitting at my desk on the University of [...]

A Wedding Update: What’s Keeping Me Busy One Month Before the Big Day

A Wedding Update: What’s Keeping Me Busy One Month Before the Big Day

It may be raining nonstop here in Christchurch (seriously over this dreary weather), but that hasn't stopped me from juggling work, holiday prep, wedding planning, and some other exciting news I can't wait to share with you soon! With just over a month to go, we've had to get serious about crossing off items on [...]

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, [...]