I just started another house sit near the tiny town of Waipu – about 2 hours north of Auckland. It’s absolutely gorgeous up here and I am IN LOVE with these two dogs – Lucy and Jack. It’s pretty quiet around these parts… so I’ll have lots of time to read, work, write, and reflect. I’ll be eager to immerse myself in a big crowd of people when I’m done though! You know you’re in smalltown New Zealand when front page news involves a bowling alley closure and someone is looking to get rid of a ‘black rooster’ on the local notice board!