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Gardening of a Different Kind

“Make a list of the jobs you’d like some help with and I will give you four days over Easter to get as many as possible done”. What a gift! It wasn’t hard to think of them. If I can chip away at something and do it myself, I will, but there are some jobs […]

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Joy Sparkles

It’s not been a week of great events. Nothing out of the ordinary has really happened. Yet, I’ve found so much joy in seemingly insignificant things. The warm sun on my hand while driving. Autumn leaves swirling in the wind. The quiet. In noticing it, I’ve begun to wonder if, when big events happen, our […]

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‘To My Dear and Loving Husband’

This week I heard about a mid-seventeenth century poet called Ann Bradstreet. Ann lived in the new world (now the United States of America) and was the first, not just woman but person, to have a book of poems published there. In her book was a poem entitled ‘To my Dear and Loving Husband’. If […]

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Horrified!

Yep, I was horrified when I looked back to see when my last blog post was. September 2021! Eeekkk! 6 months! Scary to see how much time has flown by. Our world has been in a state of flux for some of that time with two kids coming home unexpectedly for a while between their […]

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Just in Time

Yep, we were definitely just in time! Just in time for our trip to Auckland to spend time with our kids before the country goes back into lockdown. Being grateful for things working out well… that hubby and I didn’t end up separated in different parts of the country, that we had this time together […]

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What a Glorious Time Pt.2

The storm has passed and we are back at Thornton Beach. We’d packed up the day before so that we could leave early and get straight into it, but on arrival I had such a severe case of the munchies that, while my darling unpacked, I had the cooker out and cooked us up a […]

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What a Glorious Time!!!

Wow! Wow! and Wow! What a glorious time it has been. A dream has come to pass. It has begun and I couldn’t be happier. It’s as if my inside has been filled up with total joy and excitement. This dream? To go plein air painting. But not just to paint any ol’ thing, but […]

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Beautiful Bluster

Waitetoko Latitude:-38.8982 Longitude: 175.9202 She’s lived here 40 years so I guess she should know. “It’s not often like this. Got to have just the right wind direction to get these waves. Doesn’t it feel like we are at the sea?” I had to agree. Windy. Boisterous. Waves crashing over the rocks on the point. […]

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An ‘Eeyore Weather’ Day

Week 5: HATEPE Latitude: -38.856212 Longitude: 176.014326 I fell in love with the quaint cottages all grown topsy-turvy and nestled in close to each other with little lanes almost too narrow to drive down connecting them all. Once again we didn’t have enough time here to paint all I’d like to have a ‘go at’. […]

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Hasn’t it Been A While

Well, hasn’t it been a while since I’ve written on my blog. I wish I could say I have been sunning myself in Tahiti…don’t we all?…but, instead we have shifted into a wonderful little ‘do-er upper-er’. With no fences on some sides and rotten fences on others, we have been running since the moment we […]

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