Author Archives: Andrea Nicole

About Andrea Nicole

NZ enthusiast in the PNW. Internationally published writer, educator, grammar nerd, genealogist, and all-around storyteller. Recovering homebody. @Whitworth and @WGU alumna. #edchat

As the Year Winds Down

I’d planned on writing earlier with pictures of my post-New Zealand 2011, but I just found my camera USB cord and wanted to post something in December, which for the Pacific Standard Time zone will only last another 20 minutes. … Continue reading

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All Blacks WIN

So this certainly isn’t news to anyone living in New Zealand (unless you made like Shrek the Sheep are living in a cave somewhere), but for those of you non-Kiwis reading this, on October 23 the New Zealand All Blacks won the … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Day in Wellington

Last Saturday I made one last visit to Wellington with Bernie to a) finally go to Te Papa and b) go to a Mexican restaurant. New Zealand has some great spicy substitutes, manifest in Indian and Thai restaurants, but very little Mexican … Continue reading

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That’s the direction the water goes down the drains here. I know some of you were wondering. And, in a shocking breach of protocol perhaps inspired by the title, I’ve decided to list my Kiwisms at the beginning of this post. I … Continue reading

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Beautiful Day + A Question …

From the very beginning, today was a beautiful day. Having no classes till the afternoon, I slept in a bit too late and took a morning shower (meaning my hair was presentable enough to not simply throw into a ponytail, … Continue reading

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Fun Times in Palmy … No, Really

As I type the date for this blog, it brings to mind that tomorrow is the 10th anniversary of 9/11. I know I’m repeating what many people have already said, but I just can’t get over the fact that it’s … Continue reading

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Home Again, Home Again

Day 7 – 3 September In the morning, I had a simple but proper breakfast for the first time in a while, a luxury after days of Up & Gos and muesli bars. I spent a couple more hours engrossed … Continue reading

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