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What a Glorious Time Pt.3

Monday came up gray and cold. I guess it is winter after all. A very bitter southerly straight from Antartica. The locals were saying they had never seen it so cold. BUT, I had a dream and the show must go on. Surely us Tauponians could handle this?! I say ‘us’ because two painting buddies […]

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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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Lake Rotopounamu…finally!

Lake Rotopounamu Latitude: 39.0260°S Longitude: 175.7372°E We’ve been trying for three weeks  to get here, but every week the weather is miserable or too many of us are occupied elsewhere. FINALLY, we have made it, and it did NOT disappoint. Not only did we make it but we brought a few others along too…hubbies and […]

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Over-Sized

Waipehi Reserve Track Latitude: -38.881030 Longitude: 175.971257 Mind wandering as I drove to today’s destination I replayed my Mum telling me “He was doing a little wiggle, all excited that he could fit into one of his old shirts,”.  She was so excited for his success. And why not be excited when you have worked […]

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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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Cold hands and Warm Heart

I have a gift. At least, that is what my darling dearest tells me. The ability to still function with a body temperature below 0°C. I don’t know if I call it a gift, but, I sure do it well! He reached over to hold my hand…a romantic gesture that nearly had him in ICU […]

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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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