Monday, November 29, 2010


We have moved! I know, I know, I lack in information on the blog. Last you heard we were only mildly disinterested in work at Lochmara. Well, here is how it went: Ben and I spent weeks going back and forth debating over whether we could 'stand' it for X amount of time longer, when finally we cracked and determined that both of us wanted to leave. I 100% blame our glorious managers, as in the last week we were there I had the realization that I was actually having a good time... just never at work. Luckily, I had the arts gig  and some time working in reception that kept me going, but Ben only worked in the volatile environment of the kitchen the whole time. In fact, the day we left (two days ago) yet another kitchen employee, Olivia, who just got there a week ago, already decided she could not handle working in there. Ha! I really hope something gets worked out there, because the owners of the lodge are fantastic. 

So, I worked until the last boat two days ago, we picked up our rental car, and drove to Nelson. We stayed the night in Nelson and got some needed supplies, and then headed up to Takaka. We visited this town about a month ago, and probably should have just moved here from the get go! It's an artsy-musicy-hippie town in Golden Bay, and the commercial (if you can call it that) hub before you head off into the oblivion of the northwest coast. Remember those pictures of the beautiful beach? Yeah, now that is only about 1/2 hour away. Ben started work this morning, and I slept in and gathered my bearings before heading out in search of a job... 
I hate looking for jobs. I am not sure I know anyone that does like looking for jobs though, so I just have to suck it up and hope for the best. At least something part time! Otherwise, I'm going to have to buy a sewing machine and hawk my wears about town. 

We finally got a cell phone! The number is 011-64-027-868-2588. We also live in a house for really cheap that is owned by the guy that owns the Cafe Ben works at! However, I do not know the address yet. Ta for now!

1 comment:

Michael said...

Glad you got resettled. This is bound to be better for both of you.

I assume you have better internet access also.