Adventures with Pete

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Adventures with Pete
I was living in San Francisco when I first met Pete in 2013.4 years, 3 moves, and a whole lot of adventures later, here I am embracing expat life in New Zealand. AWP is all about sharing the ups, downs, and lessons learned along the way.
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  • My First Taste of Kiwiana - When Big Band Came to Town 3 weeks ago This past weekend, Christchurch’s social calendar was jam-packed. Between Festa and the annual Christchurch Big Band Festival, the CBD was buzzing with life. As part of the music festival, bands were spread across town, playing big band classics by Count Bassey and Glen Miller on stages at the...
  • A Wedding Update; Less Than 100 Days to Go! 1 month ago We are officially less than 100 days away from walking down the aisle and time seems to have sped up like crazy. Wedding invites are starting to go out, Pete’s picked his suit for the big day, and I’ve got hair and makeup trials coming up. Our Celebrant We always knew finding a celebrant in...
  • New Zealand Gardening 101 - A Guide to Not Ruining Your Landlord's Lawn 1 month ago Spring is well on its way here in the Southern hemisphere which means the days are getting longer and all of Christchurch is in bloom. The owners of the house we’re renting (or at least their parents who live nearby) were clearly skilled gardeners who took a lot of time and effort to plant...
  • How To Make Home Brewed Kombucha - If I Can Do It, You Can Too 1 month ago Lately, I’ve been seriously channeling my inner domestic goddess. With summer on its way, I’m attempting to grow my own herbs, cook recipes with more than three steps, and keep plants alive and happy (let’s all keep our fingers crossed for that one). My current success rate has me feeling...
  • Why I Stay in Airbnbs When I Travel 2 months ago When in comes to accommodation, staying in Airbnbs when you travel is a great way to get more for your money. Pass on the traditional hotel experience for more space, recommendations from locals, and a better set up for large groups.

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