Wellington Summer

After living in New Zealand for nearly four years, the Wotrings are back in America. I could blame our decision to move back on New Zealand’s watery avocados, which go from...

Hi again from the trail. Saturday I competed in the Xterra Wellington Starlight Run, race number 4 in a series that’s now taken me and my masochistic peers over the searing...

  I don’t know Tomo but I already don’t like him.  I’m midway through the 18K course at Makara wind farm, race three of XTERRA Wellington’s five-race series. The sun is...

It’s Autumn in Wellington, which means the weather is turning sour, and just like the daily temperatures, our visitor count is dropping. In fact it’s now zero. Everyone who said they’d come visit us...

This week marks our one year anniversary in New Zealand. When considering this, a year sounds like nothing. A blur of weeks, of seasons, another champagne toast and clink – it’s over....

Our trip back to America was legend. Back in Raleigh, we enjoyed a few weeks of familiar faces, oppresive heat, reasonable prices and the wedding of our superfriends Jon Graban and Allison Oakley....

We’ve now been in New Zealand for three months, and with the realization that not everything on this blog has to be razzle dazzle, here’s a general update on how our...

That specimen of raw power and masculinity above is a Sachs Besbi and it’s ours! Bought it used a few weeks back from Scooterazzi in Wellington. It stayed at the shop...

Life as an expat is amusing. Some days it’s ecstasy – biking down an ocean road to a wine tasting. Other days it’s confusion. Why does the toilet flush so aggressively...

Settled at last. And what a relief it is! Swans and I have been living out of a suitcase since we sold the house in December. Christmas in the mountains, then...