Jandals and Jet Planes

Life & Adventures of a Kiwi Family in California

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...

All You Need Is LOVE…

It's been five years since Hubby and I have shared a Valentine's Day together, but the twin tornados and I have been making our own heart shaped fun.

I’ll Have S’more…

Fire, marshmallows, chocolate, play dates and wine - sounds like a scrumptious evening, discovering the art of S'mores.

Kiwi As, Bro

It may be Super Bowl Sunday here in America, but it's Waitangi Day for me.

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