Moon over Martinborough

  • 21
Moon over Martinborough
Two American expat city boys on 20 acres with an olive grove in New Zealand (by Moon Over Martinborough)
Website Social:

Latest Blog Posts »

  • Alien in the olive grove 4 months ago It was dark when I got home. Standing on the front deck, I looked out into the pitch blackness towards the olive grove. I knew something was out there. I grabbed a flashlight and went down into the grove.
  • 4 author blogging lessons I found buried in my web stats 7 months ago Last week I spoke to some creative writing students about how authors can use social media to promote their work. Eventually one student asked me the inevitable question, “How many people read your blog?” I get asked this a lot, and I understand why. Author website traffic is one of those...
  • 2013 in review 10 months ago Happy New Year! Every year on New Year’s Day I like to look back and at the previous year and list my most popular blog posts and show some web stats. I also list the most active commenters as a way of saying ‘thanks’. So, what were the popular themes from 2013? Well, the big […]
  • This town is on TV 11 months ago The TV crew was about to show up, and I was nervous. It’s an act of trust to put yourself in front of a camera. I didn’t know these people. What if they made me look like a fool?
  • What happened to the 'Moon'? 11 months ago Recently I morphed my 'Moon Over Martinborough' blog into a new website called JaredGulian.com. People have been asking me, “Why?”

ExpatsBlog.com Expat Blog Awards 2012: New Zealand Gold Award!

This blog won the Gold Award for best expat blog in New Zealand!

Copy and paste code to display the Gold Award Badge:

Website Reviews » There are 21 reviews on Moon over Martinborough

Shirleen
07:37 AM October 24, 2012

I've loved reading this blog from the very first time I stumbled upon it - the posts have made me laugh and made me cry. And I've also learnt to make the meanest carrot cake, ever. 5 stars only?! I reckon Moon over Martinborough and Jared should get 10 stars!

Sylvia Maunder
07:51 AM October 24, 2012

I'm a confirmed fan. I love the happenings at MoM.

Allyson Bird
07:56 AM October 24, 2012

Wonderful blog! I really enjoy the way in which is written!

Penelope De Boer
08:10 AM October 24, 2012

Even though we are "almost" neighbours I love reading Moon Over Martinborough's blog - he has a wonderful way with words, and the love for his feathered and sometimes woolly friends comes shining through. The photos are always stunning.

Vanessa Rhodes
08:38 AM October 24, 2012

Inspiring, charming and uplifting. Yes, I vote for them!

Hilarie French
09:26 AM October 24, 2012

I love reading Moon over Martinborough blogs as they are such interesting stories covering a multitude of subjects with love and humour obviously written by a kind and caring person. I am waiting for all his writings are published in a book or even two! 10 stars at least.

Karen Gordy
09:27 AM October 24, 2012

Jared is a wonderful story-teller and writer - who clearly has a unique view of living a rural life. He charmingly expresses special moments with innocence, guts and obvious genuine affection. Those boys are living the dream, and thankfully sharing all the drama!

Gwen
09:28 AM October 24, 2012

I have been hooked on Moon Over Martinborough since I first stumbled upon it last year. Out of the dozens of blogs I follow, I am always very excited when a new post appears there! Jared's writing voice is very unique, and never fails to make me feel like I'm right there living their adventures on the farm. I can't wait for the book!

Alan Froude
13:23 PM October 24, 2012

I have followed Moon Over Martinborough for several years now. I always look forward to hearing about Jared's latest exploits, it's kind of like Tales of the City but set in rural NZ! They are living the life so many of us city slickers would love to be brave enough to embrace.

Diane Pape
14:04 PM October 24, 2012

Jared has the amazing skill of drawing the reader into his rural life adventures. His words bring laughter and sometimes tears as we travel along with him. When the moon is full, I know it is time to check MoM.

Ginny Mallon
14:06 PM October 24, 2012

This is absolutely, by far, my favorite blog! The stories are laugh out loud funny and Jared can make anything from escaped animals, hungry chickens, baby lambs, or harvesting olives sound like the greatest of fun. I love the writing and their olive oil is the best too! Two thumbs up for Moon Over Martinborough!! I love it!

Peter
14:16 PM October 24, 2012

Jared's writings have been fascinating reading for me each and every time. Jared's has a great talent for sensing the heart and soul of each situation, each human, and each animal that becomes a part of each marvelous story. After sensing the heart and soul, he then has the ability to transform the essence of the moment into words that connect with the heart and soul of the reader. Moon over Martinborough is very worthy of the Expats in NZ Blog Award.

Nancy
17:30 PM October 24, 2012

I love this blog. Reading the posts let's me imagine that I am there in New Zealand (where I've only visited, but hope to return someday) The writing is warm and real.

Jenna
20:08 PM October 24, 2012

I love this blog. It's engaging, entertaining with just the right dollop of humour. Jared has a special talent for the written word :-)

Noelle Weber-McClelland
20:52 PM October 24, 2012

This blog is amazing. I feel as though I have experienced many NZ adventures without ever having left my USA living room!

Fran
23:09 PM October 24, 2012

I really enjoy reading this blog and eagerly await each months installment. LOL!

Rachel
08:54 AM October 25, 2012

Love reading the latest adventure. Jared's writing always makes me laugh, and occasionally makes me cry.

Daphne
10:52 AM October 25, 2012

Love this blog, it's real and it's fun.

Princess Leelee
10:39 AM October 26, 2012

Jared is an engaging, entertaining, first class storyteller. He captures stories with the kind of mindfulness that slows the world down long enough for emotion to burst through and delight us with laughter and tears. Long may he and the moon shine.

Sarah
06:40 AM December 08, 2012

I love the stories from the heart and the realism. This blog is all about living 'the good life' - when you haven't a clue! It's what people dream of doing - but few have the guts - or the craziness - to see it through! These guys rock and Jerad - the writing is AMAZING! A real winner x

Gravey Dice
09:12 AM December 08, 2012

Jared is an amazing writer, engaging blogger, and a wonderful person. His writing has an easy style that just seems as if you reading with an old friend. What he makes seem effortless is, I know, a rare talent. An absolute favourite.

Leave some love for this blog:

Do you think this blog has what it takes to be listed at the top of Expats in New Zealand Blogs?
Please note: only positive or constructive comments will be published. Unnecessary, negative comments won't be published.
  • Facebook
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • RSS feed
  • Facebook

2515 Expat Blogs By Destination

Submit your blog for inclusion!

Recently Added Blogs

Blog posts just in!

  • Go Foreign (27 July)
  • Doing Everything in Love (25 July)
  • Kevin & Xuemei (22 July)
  • Bucking the Trend (19 July)
  • paolobiyahero (18 July)
  • Nifty Pifty - Life in Hong Kong is pretty nifty (17 July)
  • Diary of a Muzungu (17 July)
  • Access Riviera (17 July)
  • Antony Millen - A Canadian author living & writing in New Zealand (16 July)
  • Traveling Hopefully (15 July)