Tuesday, February 07, 2006

I'm moving to New Zealand

A while back I resolved to seek political refuge outside Australia. The land of panel vans, a full time job, $1 spaghetti bolognaise, mullet hair cuts, a fair go and the possibility of socialism seems long gone. So New Zealand here I come, a place where refugees are treated better, nukes are not allowed, Iraq would be a nice place to visit, a treaty exists with the original people, and sheep live good lives. So I found a job, applied, and a few months later I find myself employed by the Otago Polytechnic in Dunedin, with a very friendly team working on educational development. This time next week Sunshine and I will be packing our reduced belongings into a container, the dogs onto a jet, and by Friday, we'll be moving into our new house in Broad Bay, partly along the North side of the Peninsula.

I'm really looking forward to this new life for Sunshine and I. I'll get to do what I do and get paid for it, Sunshine gets a good discount on her Design studies at the polytech, and in our holidays we'll to go skiing, mountaineering, canoeing, climbing, sailing, etc.

So, I might be a little slower than usual with the postings. But something tells me that in between the packing, I'll still find time to turn on the computer and post to this blog. One things for sure, the computer and modem will be the last thing to get in the box.

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10 comments:

Graham Wegner said...

Maybe you'll manage a f2f with Artichoke and remove some of the mystery re: one of the best edubloggers in our Antipodean neck of the woods. Seriously, best wishes and keep the bloggin' comin'.....

James said...

Wow! Hope it all goes well.

Frankie said...

Congratulations Leigh, but it's a big loss to Aussie. Keep the good work coming through the blogosphere! Say hi to the Mountains in Kiwiland for me.
cheers
Frankie

Wytze Koopal said...

Congrats on your new job! I will sure keep reading your blog.

Alan said...

Congrats, Leigh!

I am deeply jealous, I love .nz (2 long visits there). Take billions of photos, and have a great journey.

PS- The Artichoke is on the North Island, sometimes it is almost another country away from the south ;-)

Stephan said...

Wow congradulations are in order, although we will miss your valuable contributions to the OZ vet scene. However, being the global citizen that you are it will merely mean the movement of your frapper icon. Best wishes for your new endeavor ..

Steven Choy said...

Great congratulation to you, Leigh. Enjoy yourself in NZ. Keep us posted.

Bill Kerr said...

well done, leigh, hope it goes well for you ... hope to stay in touch through the blogosphere

Edward said...

A little late to see this, good luck in "The land of the long white cloud"!

I always thought New Zealand looked like a beautiful country.

Eleonor said...

Congratulations Leigh! I hope your new job will be a great experience for you! All the best for you and Sunshine!
It's also a dream of mine to work in another country, it will happen one day, but I'll be aiming for Europe. Keep in touch! Same email from uni