I am a semi-retired graphic designer and American ex-pat living on 2.5 acres on the Arnold River of the West Coast of New Zealand with my husband Cliff. We have lots of time now so we bake everything from scratch and have a vegetable garden and small orchard.
Keeping our land looking good keeps us busy. We do woodturning and fiddle around in our workshop, practice yoga and go out with a walking group every second Wednesday, there are many beautiful walks within a few hours drive.
The photo in our blog header is part of the view from our kitchen window. No wonder we like cooking so much!
Like Clare I spend most of my days either working on our patch of land or (especially when it rains) being inside either baking, playing the piano or on the computer developing programs mostly for fun. Life is good here on the coast, every day is an adventure.