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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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#usksymposium From Afar

Instagram is full of them. It’s all over my Facebook. They’ve been on WGN news. And I gotta say that seeing these urban sketchers everyday, all day, is paying off and getting me all inspired. But, as beautiful as Chicago is, why go there when this place I call home is SO amazing?! It might […]

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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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Man’s Best Friend

She might not understand too much English but she sure can understand body language, tone, emotions, and definitely tears. The tears started to flow and Nylah was over in a shot offering her paw, putting her head up for a rub, giving the big brown eye treatment…being man’s best friend. An occasional acknowledging pat will […]

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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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All Boxed In

No, we are NOT shifting again. Rather, it is that moment when you are all settled then decide you R.E.A.L.L.Y. need some thing from the storage. In this case, it was art books for a class tomorrow night. I’ve wanted them before but managed to do without. Tonight, that hero of mine offered to enter […]

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Food For Thought

Coming home after a full day out at art workshops I was tired and did NOT feel like cooking dinner. Wasn’t there just an easy option? I gave myself that talk about being worth the effort required and got up to make it happen. It would have been a serious crime to let the fresh […]

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Hatepe

A day free of classes is a wonderful excuse to find a new place to walk and explore. Nylah is always keen. We’ve been in our new house for just over 2 months now so today we decided to go south…well, Nylah didn’t decide. She’s the dog and happily goes where ever I choose. Over […]

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