Until next time, New Zealand

The bags are packed, the Shire Socks are done and given to Mr. N’s dad (!) and somehow, it’s time for us to go. I can hardly believe nearly two months have passed. I’m sad to leave – we’ve had such a lovely time with Mr. N’s family,the menagerie, and our friends here. But there’s lots to look forward to … being back in Baltimore for a week and seeing everyone we’ve missed, then getting Mr. N moved into his LA apartment and spending a month there in a brand new to me place. 

They’re done , just in the nick of time!
So long Kapiti Coast, so long New Zealand. Thank you for a very special visit. We’ll hopefully be back very, very soon!

Paekakariki Escarpment and Nut Hap Progress

It’s hard to believe that I only have a week left in beautiful New Zealand!  This weekend, we did a walk that we’ve been hoping to do since we first arrived.  The Paekakariki Escarpment is a 10K trail that runs between Pukerua Bay and Paekak, a part of the longer Te Araroa trail system that stretch along the country.  We had a gorgeous day Saturday, sunny with barely a cloud in the sky — a perfect day for a walk. Continue reading “Paekakariki Escarpment and Nut Hap Progress”

Knitting in N-Zed

Well, we made it and are happily ensconced at Mr. N’s parents on New Zealand’s Kapiti Coast.  We had a bit of a luggage scare — my precious bag of yarn (along with, less importantly, the entirety of our checked luggage) was lost for our first evening in New Zealand, but, much to my relief, all the bags made it to us the next day with nary a ball of wool harmed. Continue reading “Knitting in N-Zed”