Fried Kiwis

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Fried Kiwis
This blog follows Liz Fried, a science teacher and tutor, Mike, her computer science husband on a work visa, and her family of two young boys, Ben and Zack, as they explore New Zealand as expats from Kingston, MA, USA.
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  • New Year, New Job 13 months ago Exciting news for me! A new job at Burnside High School is starting for me tomorrow teaching Year 11 Science and Year 9 Maths. This comes as a big changing time for my family, because this week is Zack's 5th birthday and Ben's 8th birthday. That means that Zack starts Year 1 at Waimairi School in...
  • Cicadas at Hagley Park 1 year ago In the US, there is a species of cicada that lives for 17 years underground, and then mates for two weeks and goes back underground. NZ does have cicadas, and the ones that are singing in the trees tonight were all living underground lives in the 2011 earthquake. How time flies when you live in...
  • The Winding Road to Akaroa 1 year ago We were invited to an event for the American Club of Christchurch. A picnic in Akaroa. Sounds like fun! I look at the map, and it seems close enough to Christchurch. I guess it will be a 45 minute drive. We pile into the car and head out for the event at 11:15 am. Once we start off, Google Maps...
  • Top 10 Things I miss about NZ 1 year ago A week into my American holiday, and I am missing NZ. Here is a list of things I miss: 1. Sunshine- Turns out that all the sun and brightness is like a happy lamp that shines on me. Boston with its snow and rain and winter with thick atmosphere is quite dark. Summer vs winter solstice. 2. Foamy...
  • First impressions 1 year ago As an expat, you see your home country a bit different on return. These are some big differences: 1. Loud and extroverted people- strangers come up to you and tell you their whole life story at blasting volume. This is in comparison to quiet and keeping to themselves NZ folk. 2. Fast paced- if NZ... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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09:07 AM November 17, 2013

Welcome to New Zealand. Do you all have your own pair of gumboots yet? :D

08:41 AM April 20, 2014

Loved your blog, we are trying to move to New Zealand when my husband retires in Dec. So would love more information on how you adjusted to the cost of living. We are currently living in the Middle East but we are orginally from Florida.

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