Tasting the Rangitata

“Paddle, paddle, paddle.” I hear from behind me. I put my paddle in the water like a woman on a mission. The further we go, the more confidence I gain and the further I hang out of the boat. It probably doesn’t look half as cool as it does in my head, but in my…

Earthquakes 101

Last night I felt my very first earthquake. Although my colleague at work acknowledged that there had been an earthquake, he laughed the size away. For me it was the first one I actually felt. It woke me up in the middle of the night and it took me a while to figure out what…

The city as a museum

I’m discovering Christchurch bit by bit. I’m comfortable in my new place, with my new job and my new gym. I love biking to work every morning and only hope that the crazy winds that show up in the afternoon will work with me instead of against me. I feel at home in a city…

Summer in the city

Has summer finally really arrived? Today it seemed like it. I drove out to Sumner to blow off some steam at the beach. Although the beach itself isn’t idyllic or anything, it was a beautiful place. The beach is surrounded by hills that are covered with houses and there is a promenade to walk on.…

A countryday in the city

Yesterday me and my friend Kym went to the Canterbury show. They made a public holiday for it, so I just had to check it out. It was very similar to Sydney’s Royal Easter Show, but a tad smaller. I was so surprised at how many people showed up. There was a long line of…