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From Dad - Sunday, 29th October 2006, 03:55 (GMT)
WOW,Stef - I've just rebuilt my computer, after a bowel-shivering house-shift. Tina was a brilliant help on the day lift- all kinds of gear, & helping us out generally. Yayuh shouted
a massive brekker at Stone Oven. Til later - luv Dad & YY
Good to hear that your all moved in to your new place! It only felt like yesterday when we helped you move out of Mays.... It's been snowing here so rather cold!! Take care - Stefan
From Loren - Monday, 1st October 2007, 12:48 (GMT)
Hey dude, your photos are absolutely incredible, what an amazing time you are having! Nice work on the weather too! Heard you're catching up with Megs next week to trade on wild animal stories - at least you have photographic proof!! Anyway, hi from Rangi & I xxx
Hey Loren, yeah it's been kinda hard keeping up with all the photos and diary entries but i try... yeah Canada has been good to me, have had an amazing time here and can see myself coming back again soon!! Saw Megan the other day in Fernie, was great to catch up! Home in 2 days EEKKKKK
From bryan - Friday, 27th October 2006, 03:31 (GMT)
Hi Stephan.
Glad to read all is so good for you in Fernie.
Maybe you can work as a travel writer now!!
We are all busy as here with Spring planting in full swing.
We miss your help around the place but will keep reading of your travels while we work.
cheers-its frid drinks here, from Bryan Matt and Gay.
P.S. Matt,s band took out single of the year at NZ Music awards-huge all night party!!
Hi Byran, Gay + Matt, yeah I bet it's very busy for you all! I'm trying to adjust to another winter, had a bit of snow but not that much, a lot of rain though!! Congrats to Matt.
From Michelle - Friday, 20th October 2006, 01:57 (GMT)
What a fantastic website. Excellent pictures with well written comments and explanations. A+ You make a great ambassador for New Zealand.
I'm stoked with an A+. I'm trying my best (:
From Loren - Friday, 27th October 2006, 00:30 (GMT)
Hi Stef!
So good to hear what you've been up to... your photos and the details are lovely, keep it up!
Good luck with the job hunting, and have a blast!
Rangi has filled out his application already for the UK, so we are one step closer.
Bring it on! Loren x
hey Loren, WOW are you for real that Rangi has applied for his visa!! (: So santa will be bringing it for x-mas I guess!
From Anne-Marie - Thursday, 19th October 2006, 21:22 (GMT)
Stefan, this website is awesom!!!! I can't beleive there is pictures of me in the net.... I am going to show it to cello - he will love it. Hope your enjoying yourself - talk again soon
Rie xox
Hey ann-marie, yeah your world famous. Canada is amazing!!!!!!!!! Having a blast and it hasn't even started to snow yet!! Catch you later.
From bede - Friday, 3rd November 2006, 07:41 (GMT)
good to c some pics of ya's, will def keep an eye on this site. take care cuzzy
Hey bro, yeah pics are always good to see, more on the way... Hope the sun is out in Aussie, it isn't here (:
From Judith - Sunday, 5th November 2006, 22:43 (GMT)
Hi Stef. So now it is my turn to laugh - you are freezing ?!? how are you feeling with so much snow :) We also had our first snow a few day ago but the temperatures are quite well at the moment. Hope you can go snowboarding soon .
Hi Judith, I'm not freezing yet, it's been warm here the last few days, melted the snow that fell around town, still some on the mountain though. It should snow again soon. Can't wait!!
From Tina - Wednesday, 8th November 2006, 22:40 (GMT)
Hi Vierundzwansischhhhhhh, Hows it? Ma says she spoke 2 u a few days ago & u got a job. Sweeeet. When is the season starting u reckon?
I'll give u a call this or next weekend to catch up. Hope all is good. Till soon x - T
Hey Tina, yeah spoke to mum on the weekend briefly. I have a job on a construction site for a few weeks till the mountain opens - 9th Dec. Hope you had fun in Matakana!! Talk soon, Stef XX
From Loren - Wednesday, 22nd November 2006, 19:23 (GMT)
Photos look AMAZING! So jealous! Looks like you've settled right in, made heaps of friends - thats awesome! Keep up the photos... Have you got yourself some gear yet?
Found out Rangi's more white than we thought - entitled to ancestry 5 year visa! Bring it on! :)
Have an awesome winter!
Hi Loren, yeah I sure have settled into Fernie life!! Just adjusting to the cold, it's been between -20 and -30 here the last few days! Yeah got all my gear in vancouver and the rest from home. Hey Rangi must be stoked, so no more maori jokes then?? I will have an awesome winter!! Have an awesome summer!! (:
From Judith - Wednesday, 29th November 2006, 20:44 (GMT)
Hi Stef.
I am sitting here in Heidelberg and I am learning for the next exams again. I need HOLDAYs !!! It seems that you have a lot of fun in Fernie and really cool friends :) Have you also managed to see the new Bond movie ... ? :) :) Enjoy the snow - I am also looking forward to go to the Alps again
Hi Judith, yeah I know the feeling of exam time...Yeah Fernie is a great place and lots of great people too!! (: Havn't seen the movie yet, will do soon though. Good luck with your exams!!
From Victoria (Suzys sist - Monday, 11th December 2006, 14:47 (GMT)
Hiya Stefan,
Tina gave me your website link and I have been checking it out whilst enemployed in London!! You have some awesome photos on there and it sounds like you are having an amazing time. I leave for Saint Moritz in Switerzland on Wednesday where I am spending the season which is a bit impromptu anyway the europeans tell me the snow is the best in the world but we shall see.
Keep on having a blast
Hey Vicky, yeah I've had a look at your site also. You too have some great shots!! Any tips on Costa Rica? I'll be going there in May! Saint Moritz sounds like fun. Snow is amazing here!! Take care, Stefan.
From Helen - Thursday, 21st December 2006, 21:05 (GMT)
Glad that you are having a great time in Fernie and that the white stuff is off to a good start. Love looking at your photos - keep them coming. Have a wonderful Christmas and and awesome New Year.
Helen and Graham :)
Yeah there sure is plenty of the white stuff around!! Merry x-mas and happy new year to all.
From Carl & Natalia - Thursday, 21st December 2006, 23:40 (GMT)
Hey bro,sounds like your having an awesome time!Now you know that feeling i was talking about....!!!!POWDER.The Engine Room is pumping and close for 3 wks on the 24th till 18th jan.Purchased anew board "Robert August"9 foota,shes a ripper!Hope some swell hits the coro soon there for *8* days then off to Melbourne for a week of eating and shoppin....!Have a wicked Xmas & New Year.Take care mate,Carl & Natalia.PS.Dont get frostbite those canadian girls wont like that!
Hey Carl & Natalia, yeah riding powder feels just like surfing!! Good to hear the restaurant is cranking but bet you are both looking forward to your holiday. The board sounds mint - hope you score a good swell in the Coro! I have days where I'm just hanging out for a surf (: Yeah i'm not keen on getting frostbite at all - heard nasty stories. Merry X-mas and happy new year to you both!
From Stefan - Friday, 22nd December 2006, 17:05 (GMT)
Hi Stefan,
big greeting out of the green alps from the allgäu.
Are you missing the "Kartoffelsalad mit Wuerstchen" ?
Great picture and seem that you had a lot of fun there.
How does the dog is calling ?
We wish you a merry X- mas and happy new year.

Stefan, Kerstin and Celina Kiefer
Hi Kiefer family, nice to hear from you. Yes I havn't had a good potato salad with sausages for a long time! (: The dogs name is Hercules, he's a great dog and soo big! Merry x-mas and happy new year to you all - Stefan
From Richard and Philippa - Thursday, 28th December 2006, 20:35 (GMT)
Hi Steph,
Just found your website and having a read. Sounds like you are well and truly settled in and enjoying the snow. Hope you had a good Christmas and Happy New Year. We will start travelling again about end Feb. Been working for the past 5 weeks with another 4 to go. As I'm sure you've noticed the money disappears rather quickly! Anyway, glad you are enjoying yourself. We'll keep an eye on your site every now and then. Regards Philippa and Richard. p.s. the British beer is good!
Hi Richard + Philippa, I've had a look at your site a while ago also! I enjoyed my first white christmas - very different feeling to christmas at home. Yes the money sure does go, especially the kiwi $. Snowboarding almost every day and working a little bit (: Bet your counting down the weeks till you start travelling again. The beer in Canada is not bad, rather expensive though. The local Fernie beer is not that great!!
From Loren - Wednesday, 10th January 2007, 21:50 (GMT)
Happy New Year Stef! Photos look great! You seem like you're having heaps of fun which is wicked.
Rangi's visa came through, we've booked flights for end of March and I've given work 2 months notice (Im pretty hard to replace hahahaha) so we are finally on our way!
Stay in touch!
Loren & Rangi x
Hey guys, Happy new year to you both! Yeah loving the Fernie lifestyle for sure!! So it's a count down now till you leave ay, you must be getting excited I bet. You hard to replace? haha (: - Stef
From - Wednesday, 31st January 2007, 08:13 (GMT)
Hi Stef, Well summer finally came & we've been off picking
strawberries 5/6times - out @ Coatesville.Weather's hot and
lot's in at Narrow Neck each
time I drive by. I was worried at yr boarding prang. OK now ?
All is ok with YY & I. 'Bye, Dad.
Hi, oh strawberries sound soo tasty, the fruit and vege's here are rather tasteless to say the least! Bit of a late summer by the sounds of it! The beach is something I really do miss alot here, even the snow doesn't make up for it! My shoulder is in good shape now, just wating for my insurance to accept the $600 claim (: See ya, Stef
From Anne-Marie & Cello - Thursday, 1st February 2007, 04:13 (GMT)
Hi Stef,
Happy New Year, sounds like you are having a blast, we are in the process of purchasing our tickets for Rome - heading out 1st July 2007. Planning on hanging around in Italy for a few months so maybe you'll come for a visit. Or in the least we could meet you in Germany for the Beer Fest???? glad to hear the snow is all good there - France has had a shocker -hopefully it will be better for us next season.
Take Care
Love AnMry & Cello :-)
Hey, good to hear from you both! Are you still in the flat in Milford? You must be getting excited about your trip now that your getting your tickets (: Europe is always a nice option but don't think I'll be travelling back via there at this stage..?? Snow is epic here, just had another powder day today - MINT!! Say "hi" to all from me. Catch you later - Stef
From Stevie - Wednesday, 21st February 2007, 07:15 (GMT)
Hey Stef
Looks like your having an awesome time. Keep the photos coming. I heard last week that Canada got 2 foot of snow overnight. I hope everythings alright for ya. Take it Easy!!
Hey Stevie, how are you? Did you have a good season with speedway racing? I've been quite sick for about 3 weeks, so havn't been able to do much... Yeah there has been snow snow snow all winter, starting to warm up now - thankfully!! Catch you later!
From - Wednesday, 2nd May 2007, 01:42 (GMT)
Hi Stef- Enjoyed yr latest pix
in the ski-doos, also the late
shots of the ski trails, includ-ing where there's been a few
slips. I see Karin often & she's
getting quite tweaked about
meeting up. Here, still in the
low 20's, down to under 10 at
night. Swimming's over except
for the fitness freaks @ Narrow
Neck. Se ya - Dad, YY & cats.

Yeah the Ski-doos were a blast and a half!! I wonder how they would do back home on the sand at the beach? Mum seems very excited about coming over. I'm in Calgary now for a few days. Strange to be back in a big city. Hopefully I'll be swimming/surfing within a week!! See ya - Stef
From tina - Monday, 26th March 2007, 21:20 (GMT)
hey stef! good to hear your better! Must be super exctited about costa rica soon! Luke & I r off to fiji next week 4 easter. Nice.... will put the pics on ringo. Check it out.
Speak soon & big hug, x T
Hey Tina, Yeah getting very excited about Costa Rica!! Fiji will be a nice break, another work-do trip I bet!? Take lots of pics for sure, I'm due to put some on here! Happy Easter - XX Stef
From Loren - Thursday, 29th March 2007, 20:05 (GMT)
Hi Stef! Good to see you're feeling better and the Costa Rica trip is coming up soon... We have landed in England and heading to London tomorrow (staying at Papa's at the mo). Take care of yourself and stay in touch :)
Loren & Rangi xx
Hey Loren + Rangi, you must be both so happy to finally be in the U.K. Yeah can't wait for Central America!!! Have fun in London. Do you have a travel page yet? Take care, Stef
From Anne-Marie & Cello - Tuesday, 17th April 2007, 04:19 (GMT)
Hi again,
we are actually living back in Devo - trying to save some money for going away - leaving Sept 2nd now. Cello is much better and back at work.
talk soon
Hey you two, good to hear Cello is better, I heard he was in hospital for a while..? Much easier to save money while living at home isn't it! Only a few more weeks and I'll be in Central America!! Say "hi" to everyone from me. Take care.
From Helen - Thursday, 26th April 2007, 21:33 (GMT)
Hi Stef, Have an awesome time in Costa Rica soaking up some sunshine and riding the waves. Your pics on the site are fantastic. Some amazaing scenery. Keep them coming.
Take care of yourself, have a great birthday and keep in touch. Helen & Graham xx
Hi, we have had a few sunny days here in Fernie, but then a bit of rain too. I'm not sure how easy it will be to update my site in Costa Rica, but will take lots of pics for sure! You and Graham will be off quite soon. I bet you can't wait! Thanks for the birthday wishes - Stef