Wow. What a whirlwind the last week and a half has been. We have done so much in such a short time, and we have loved every minute of it. Setting up again in a new country is always a hard task. This is our second time at it, and I do think it makes it a bit easier having done it before, but each country is different so there are always different curve balls that are sent your way.
However NZ has been really nice to us. I get this feeling, unlike in Australia, that everyone isn't out to screw you. It just seems a bit fairer here. This may be due to the smaller population, there's still a bit more personal care. I've found companies here really helpful and transparent, at least more so than their counterparts in Australia.
Anyways, we found a nice house. After being scared that we wouldn't find a dog friendly property, we really hit the rental market hard and got offered a few properties. In the end w chose the on that felt right, and in the end it ended up being perfect to split the difference between my work and Kates work! Some things just work out right.
We are now going through the painful task of finding a used car. I hate looking for cars. Anyways, we'll get there, but it is growing tiresome sifting through all the crap on trademe.
Kate has started working and is absolutely loving it which is just the best news, and we have been catching up with good friends from Vancouver which has been really nice.
What an life change Clooney has gone through! 8 months ago he was in a cage, no where to go. Fat forward 8 months and he's getting lots of walks and now has his own Wellington registration number. We have really given him a second look at life and it is just beautiful to have him around. Although he now associated plastic bags with walks (we always grab a few to collect his business). So now every time I grab an apple from a bag, he gets all excited and thinks it's time to go and starts whining, so that lucky dog is getting walked A LOT!
I start at Weta next Monday and am so excited. It's going to be so amazing to be part of a team that is creating such amazing work. I am feeling very inspired and pumped to create some amazing work.