I can’t believe that school starts on Monday. That means I only have three days left of summer. At my new school, all the classes are in different buildings, because the weather is generally warm. They have a bunch of cool classes, like cooking, woodwork, and a music and dance studio. Every morning there is morning tea, yet no one ever has tea. It’s kind of like a little snack.

Since we have arrived, it has been hard not knowing anyone, but one of my favorite things to do has been horse back riding. My mom and I have found a barn with over forty horses, and every week we are going to take lessons together.

It’s funny, because in DC a New Zealand accent is different, but here they think my accent is strange. The other thing I find funny is the true number of sheep here. They are everywhere, especially in the vineyards (I took the picture above!) I learned that there are more sheep than people in New Zealand. Because there are no wolves here, the sheep have no predators, so the population grows and grows.

The funniest thing that has happened this week is when we were driving to these cool hot springs, and there was a big truck in front of us with a bunch of animals in it. The back door keeping them in there was wide open, and they were struggling not to fall out. My mom was having a heart attack. Finally, another car told the driver, and he got out and closed the door.

I’ll write another blog in about a week in a half, when I have more chaos to tell you about, and I’ll tell you all about my new school.

Chloe Irwin

Chloe Irwin

Hi. I'm Chloe. I'm 12 years old and I love to travel. My favorite place that I've gone so far has been Biarritz, France (because I love to surf!) I can't wait to tell you about living in NZ for one year!
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