Jandals and Jet Planes

Life & Adventures of a Kiwi Family in California

Fairy Hunting

We'd heard a rumour that fairies had moved onto the edge of the Aliso Summit Trail, so we thought a bit of exploring was in order.

Wildflowers and Rattlesnakes

Hiking between the warning rattles of rattlesnakes, mountain lion sightings and pretty flowers laid out like Monet's palette. What more could you ask for in a day trip?

Under-the-Sea Birthday Party

How to hold an Under-the-Sea themed birthday party of 4 year old twins.

My First Donut

I've been on US soil for 18 months and had never tried the all American donut ... until our recent visit to Portland.

It’s all in the ‘A’s

I've figured out how to talk American, and all it took was a preschool field trip to the Strawberry Fields.

On a Mission

Local history, surrounded by gorgeous gardens - a stroll around Mission San Juan Capistrano.

Snakes, Gators & Earthquakes

Surrounded by reptiles, arachnids, and even alligators, I wonder what would happen in a South Californian earthquake.

When the accent backfires…

The Kiwi accent let me down today, in a spectacular way - age!

You’re a Buccaneer

That one time, when your children learn a swear word and scream it at the top of their lungs, in public...

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