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Kindness in Rotorua

They offered and I accepted. And thus, we got to spend a day together travelling over to Rotorua for my appointment at the hospital. This was only Miss C’s 2nd trip to New Zealand, and her first to the North Island. I knew that she was seeing more of the country by taking me over […]

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Firstborn Mama Moments

It’s a long time since I held that precious bundle in my arms and we looked into each other’s eyes. There’s been a lot of water go under the bridge since then. Over the years there have been times when I have felt akin to Pooh Bear and his friends from 100 Acre Woods as […]

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Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

A week of bitter winds, hail and snow. Not a week I wanted to walk the dog. How come my dog doesn’t know it’s cold and stay in front of the fire like other dogs? She even still wanted to swim, but I drew the line at that…well, the two coldest days, anyway. Those pleading […]

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Gr8ful

I am Gr8ful. Gr8ful for all the love I have been shown this week past. It started with a dinner date with my darling dearest just for two at our favourite restaurant. Plateau has been an absolute winner every time we have been there. Love the ambiance. Love the flavours. Love the company. Then the […]

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Skype and Sunsets

Walking the beach to clear my head between studying and painting all day and classes for the evening still looming. That lovely dog as keen as ever to accompany me. Dadada…dadadah Dadada…dadadah A skype call on my phone. My parents want a quick chat and then he notices the background. And I realise again how […]

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Ironing It Out

I am NOT a fan of ironing! There, I’ve admitted it. It’s true that things look lovely all pressed and sharp, but the effort and time involved doesn’t balance it out in my books to make it a priority. The solution to this Martha Stewart dilemma… everyone does their own ironing in our house. If you […]

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All Dressed Up

We’ve been the proud owners of this little car for two years now and one of the first things I asked for was new hubcaps…it had just one 😦 . Well, life comes and goes and we come and go with it, and the car has been used by all the kids at various times […]

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The Gentleman

gentleman ˈdʒɛnt(ə)lmən/ noun 1. a chivalrous, courteous, or honourable man. Although I am quite capable of getting my bike out of the garage by myself, that chivalrous man keeps doing it for me…His kind favours in my direction. A little love gift each time we go riding together. His considerate behaviour has not gone unnoticed. […]

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Not Quite Super Woman Enough

A friend had told me that she had done it. I had always wondered but now decided to give it a go. The day was set. Family organized…or, at least, warned. And now that I had committed it was growing…at an alarming rate, which actually means that alarm bells were beginning to ring in my […]

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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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