Saturday, March 27, 2010

Funny N ZED! (That's right, "Z" is prononuced "zed")

Well we have been living in New Zealand now for 3 months, and in that time I have come to notice things...
funny things...
like the fact that people in New Zealand just don't like to wear shoes. To the market, around the street, or pretty much anywhere. Kids just go to school with no shoes on ha ha its very strange

Or their weird traffic rules....

But what I have come to really love are their funny words!! I just am picking up on more and more of them, and I felt that I had to share some of my favorites with you all :)

Jandals- Sandals/flip flops
Nappies- Diapers
Pram- Stroller
Full stop- Period
(like at the end of a sentence (punctuation wise), or if they're trying to emphasize something, like:
"I told you I'm not doing that..period!" They would say, "I told you I'm not doing that...full stop!" ha ha)

Sweet As- Cool/ Awesome
Flash- Fashionable/ Nice ("that car is flash")
Togs- Swimsuit
lollies- Candy
(this one confused me because I thought everyone was talking about lolly pops)
Munted-broken or messed up
Chippies- any kind of chip
Chips- Fries
Park or Parks- parking spot or parking lot ("I cant find a park")

and my all time favorite...."I cant be bothered" ha ha this one is amazing!! People say it all the time. Austin and I went to open a bank account and the manager went up to one of the tellers and said "can you help these two" and she said I CAN'T BE BOTHERED!! and it's totally fine, its just their way of saying I'm busy or I cant, but it sounds like they are being lazy.

Friday, March 19, 2010


Our first Rugby game.....

It was a lot of fun! And even better we got in for FREE! ha ha we just walked up to the gate and a lady came up to us and said "hey you guys want some tickets, I don't need these"
Sweet As (as they say in New Zealand).

Now I don't fully understand the game....especially this part....

But it was fun!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


What have we been doing???

We have been in New Zealand for over 2 months now and well, I have not posted this is what we have been up to....

WORKING!! ha ha yes!
We both agreed, along our trip around the world, we needed to stop somewhere and make some moolah...SO what better place than NZ? and why you ask? well basically because everyone here speaks English (or close enough)
So after about a month of getting work visas, buying a car and a scooter.....searching and submitting applications and resumes...we both got jobs!

Now what are our jobs?

Well..... Austin landed a job as a program tester for an online medical school. So basically he sits in front of a computer and tries to find mistakes and problems with certain programs....actually pretty neato for a quick little job. He really likes it BUT the hours are intense and when I say intense I MEAN intense....for example one day last week he went to work at 7 am and didn't leave till 4 am! He is such a hard worker...I love him!

I am a Nanny....for a family of cow farmers :) ha ha I never really considered myself the city type...but after this...I think that I am! I love the family they are so incredibly nice and the kids I just adore One is 6 one is 4 and one is 2, I love my job.....besides all of the strange things like...smelling cow pies most of the day, driving about 45 min out into the country every morning, and a few other things that I will share later...but I really do have a great time.

So that is what we have been doing...besides the escape to the local beaches almost every weekend...we are officially not bums for the next couple months, we are back to the grind (at least for the time being) and it really feels nice :)

Friday, March 12, 2010


Another beautiful NZ beach....and one we go to the most....Piha

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

New Zealand part 3

ha ha that pretty much sums up what we have been up to in New excuse the beach pictures...and the many more that will be coming.