Happy New Year 2011! This year we watched the fireworks go off of the Auckland Tower in Auckland, New Zealand. The song in the video is Auld Lang Syne sung by Dougie Maclean.
Christmas in shorts and sandles.
Caroline is someone who we met online, a fellow traveler who has also driven around New Zealand in a campervan. It’s amazing how the Internet brings people together. Caroline is planning to drive from Wales (in the UK) to Italy…
A short conversation between an American and a Brit.
This box arrived with wrapping paper and bows (and handwriting I recognize because it’s been on tags since my very first Christmases in the United States). The box has suddenly brought Christmas to our New Zealand apartment.
Auckland Council Christmas in the park – Auckland New Zealand
If you don’t want to turn on the oven this Thanksgiving, or if you don’t have an oven, spiced pumpkin mousse makes a wonderful no bake Thanksgiving dessert.
We just saw a commercial we found quite funny. It’s for barbecue grills. They are on sale at Mitre10 (which is like New Zealand’s Home Depot). The ad said “What would Christmas be without a summer sausage sizzle?” I didn’t even know…
Hosting Thanksgiving in New Zealand, where there are no turkeys, and our apartment doesn’t have an oven. It’s a no-bake Thanksgiving holiday.
My poem for Thanksgiving, the first Thanksgiving I will spend outside of the United States. Did you know I like to write poems?