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Operation ‘Father’s Day’

Coming in tired after a long day at work he almost missed Son #2 coming in behind him. We laughed about how far son  had walked to be here (4hr car ride but no car in sight). My darling dearest took it all at face value and suspected nothing more. We grinned. Putting down his heavy […]

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Avalanche

Clever daughter had been giving me photography lessons. “Sit on the rocks and use your knees as a tripod,” she had been telling me. “You get great movement shots of the water.” It had seemed such a long way down to the ground after all our sitting in the car that I declined the offer for […]

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Colour in My Culinary World

We have no garden, so I have made a substitute with pots and although I can grow quite a lot of vege there is no way I can grow it all. So, that beautiful logistics co-ordinating daughter was online even before I had finished my moan and found me an online source that delivered to […]

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The Gift of a Moment

I watch my friend as a mother of young children, pre-schoolers and a gorgeous new baby, post in her blog of her desire to be present, not wanting to waste any of these precious newborn days. She’s such a good-hearted mum and I love reading of her journey. You can read her story here. Only  a […]

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Roast Dinner AGAIN!

Senior moments? Forgetful? Doing too many things at once? Who knows…but it wasn’t till after the post had gone up that I realised there was no artwork attached. All the effort those wonderful kids had gone to cooking us roast dinners, and I had not even included the very grateful empty plate with knife and fork […]

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Mama Bird Was Curious

They have all moved out of home and into their new abodes. Although I love this nest now clean and quiet, I miss their noise and … no! I don’t miss their mess!!! I wanted to see their new homes. This Mama bird was curious as to how they were doing. So the Papa bird […]

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A Clean Sweep

It wasn’t a New Year’s Resolution, though it should have been. Rather, a gift given to me that I was most grateful for. Tech-savvy daughter home for the holidays between uni courses and I am the grateful recipient of a cleaned, organised and backed up computer. But not only my computer, but also ipad and phone. […]

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Game On!

The suggestion was made and everyone was up and ready. “Wanna have a round?” Daughter laughing  all fun and happy. Son quietly taking us all on. Grandma sitting on the sidelines watching the play while wearing a smile. Granddad bouncing light and nimble at the ready. And that darling dearest of mine in his element enjoying […]

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Painted Toes

Everywhere around about the South Waikato region there are large areas of Pine being harvested. The land is then cleared with roots and scrub being swept into piles and burnt off before being replanted or turned into lush dairy farms. I don’t know much about the harvesting of Pine trees, but it must be in […]

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She Had it Covered

That daughter, she’s got a gift! An eye for design with the ability to perform on a very tight budget…’large family’ training coming to the fore right there 🙂 I tend to arrange what we have, rather than knowing how to make what we have better. So when she gave some ideas for making our […]

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