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  • Our Shangri-laLast night Sal donned head torch, warm clothing and went out to capture the night sky, but unfortunately minus tripod!. She joined 2 others on the foreshore doing the same thing. It is a perfect place to see an uncluttered, Posted by Sallyj66 in Campervan "Jabula" | Oct 15, 2018
  • Day 40: Lunch at the 'HoodNatalie woke up around 7 45 am as we were expecting a man from the cable company to come sometime between 8am-noon to update our internet to Fibre. Natalie has a deep understanding for Jeff's need for sleep in the Posted by NJFriesen in Our Year as Kiwis | Oct 15, 2018
  • Day 39: Shooting for the MoonAs we had gone to bed just before 1am the night before, we slept in until 9am. Really, the only reason we got up was because of the 10am check-out time at the hostel. We decided to do a little Posted by NJFriesen in Our Year as Kiwis | Oct 14, 2018
  • Day 38: Stars in Our EyesWe slept in the morning and then got washed, dressed and packed for our weekend trip. We left Ashburton shortly before 10 am and had a beautiful scenic drive to Lake Tekapo. It took approximately 2 hours, and was sunny Posted by NJFriesen in Our Year as Kiwis | Oct 13, 2018
  • Top of the South12-15.10.18 The organisational gymnastics that is required to coordinate several days off together, has finally come about and we can go with our camper for an extended long weekend. When we first began this long protracted goal of getting a camper Posted by Sallyj66 in Campervan "Jabula" | Oct 12, 2018
  • Day 37: Hailing the WeekendNatalie woke up early once again this morning and went for a walk. However, she almost immediately regretted it due to the heavy rain and gusty wind. She had taken the pink umbrella, but it broke like a twig. Sad Posted by NJFriesen in Our Year as Kiwis | Oct 12, 2018
  • Day 36: Evening Gym SeshNatalie had her usual morning walk, and by bringing an umbrella, it guaranteed that it wouldn't rain on her. She did spot one black cat, which scurried away seconds later- she will be tough to catch a photo of! Jeff Posted by NJFriesen in Our Year as Kiwis | Oct 11, 2018
  • Day 35: CasablancaNatalie woke up early this morning and went for a nice run. Although she saw a cat in a tree, she couldn't take a photo as that would disrupt her run. Therefore, run > cats. Jeff slept in, as per Posted by NJFriesen in Our Year as Kiwis | Oct 10, 2018
  • Day 34: Return to WorkNatalie went for her usual walk and is quickly learning that while spotting cats is fairly easy, managing to take half decent photos of them is a whole other ball game. We arrived for work around 8:30 am, and had Posted by NJFriesen in Our Year as Kiwis | Oct 9, 2018
  • Day 33: Castle on the HillWe woke up around 8am today, and quickly got ready for the long drive back. We left shortly after 9am, heading back through Arthur's Pass towards Ashburton. Jeff tried to read his digital copy of The Hockey News, but soon Posted by NJFriesen in Our Year as Kiwis | Oct 8, 2018
  • Day 32: Trees, Trails and MinesWe woke up a little later than usual and got ready for the day. After stopping for a flat white, we headed to our first destination of the day: Westcoast Treetop Walk. This is a new park that opened in Posted by NJFriesen in Our Year as Kiwis | Oct 7, 2018
  • Day 31: The Gorgeous PassWe woke up just before 8am to set out on a long voyage in the car. After packing our suitcase, we left for our drive towards Hokitika, a town on the West Coast of the South Island. To get there, Posted by NJFriesen in Our Year as Kiwis | Oct 6, 2018
  • Day 30: Misty FridayNatalie woke up early and went for a run in the mist. By the time she was finished her whole front was soaking, and her back was still dry. No time to spot any cats. We headed off to work Posted by NJFriesen in Our Year as Kiwis | Oct 5, 2018
  • Day 29: Lunch BuddiesIn the morning, Natalie went for another walk and ran into Ashburton Cat #3 (see pictures). Now she has almost seen 0.03% of Ashburton's cat population in only 4 days. Only 3329 days left to catch them all! Uh, I Posted by NJFriesen in Our Year as Kiwis | Oct 4, 2018
  • Day 28: "Eye" Fix YouNatalie woke up and went for her morning walk. She saw one cat this morning, but unfortunately it scurried away before she could grab a picture. She will try to get photographic proof of this black cat with white paws Posted by NJFriesen in Our Year as Kiwis | Oct 3, 2018
  • Departure MorningBags all lined up. Ready for pick up at 2.45am - an hour to go, looks like J and I will be doing an all nighter! Jasper and Rivi managed to get to bed about midnight. Jasper Posted by Kathy Maling in Asia 2018 Maling Family Trip | Oct 2, 2018
  • Day 27: Death in the Medical FamilyWe woke up at our usual times today and did our usual morning routines. Yep, this was going to be a usual, normal day. Natalie saw another cat on her morning walk, bringing the grand total up to two thus Posted by NJFriesen in Our Year as Kiwis | Oct 2, 2018
  • Day 26: We've Got MailWe woke up and had a Skype date with Alexander. Afterwards, Natalie walked in to town to pick a few things up, and Jeff talked to his parents. Natalie has decided that since she has seen so many cute cats Posted by NJFriesen in Our Year as Kiwis | Oct 1, 2018
  • Day 25: Dinosaur DayOver the night, Daylight Saving Time began, and so we got much less sleep than we wanted. Only 9 hours :( ...but we toughed it out and got up and on with our day. We decided to head in Posted by NJFriesen in Our Year as Kiwis | Sep 30, 2018
  • Day 24: Bikes and WineWe both woke up around 8 am and packed, washed, and ate before heading out for our weekend adventure. After a brief stop at the bank and gas station, we were on the road to Waipara. The drive was uneventful, Posted by NJFriesen in Our Year as Kiwis | Sep 29, 2018
  • Day 23: Buried in the BooksNatalie went for yet another walk this morning and Jeff enjoyed every last bit of sleep. We then headed off to work, excited to get through the day and on to the weekend. We are hoping to enjoy some good Posted by NJFriesen in Our Year as Kiwis | Sep 28, 2018
  • Day 22: New Co-workerNatalie was up first for her usual walk, and then we headed off to work together. The morning went along without too much trouble, and we were both able to enjoy lunch in the staff room with fellow workers. In Posted by NJFriesen in Our Year as Kiwis | Sep 27, 2018
  • Day 21: Lazy Day at the OfficeThis morning was no different than any other. Take a guess as to how the morning went: Did Natalie a) go for a walk; b) sleep in; c) eat breakfast; d) have a shower. Only one answer Posted by NJFriesen in Our Year as Kiwis | Sep 26, 2018
  • Day 20: New Work WeekNatalie got up first and went for her usual walk. We headed off to work together and had a busy day seeing patients. We were seeing patients in 20 minute increments instead of our previous 30 minute time slots. We Posted by NJFriesen in Our Year as Kiwis | Sep 25, 2018
  • Day 19: Boulevard DayWe slept in this morning, and it was wonderful. However, we were forced to eventually get out of bed to get ready for some Skype chats with Jeff's parents and sister (two separate calls). Unfortunately, Jeff couldn't get his Skype Posted by NJFriesen in Our Year as Kiwis | Sep 24, 2018
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