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Sunrise

A good night’s sleep had improved my motion sickness immensely. Oh, how grateful I was! (Here’s a link for that story šŸ˜¦ )And now before us lay two weeks of South Island adventure. Pretty excited is probably an understatement šŸ™‚ Drawing back the curtains in our apartment had me immediately oh-ing and ah-ing and racing […]

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Whanganui Detours

The Desert Rd was closed due to all that wonderful snow that had been sent at my request. So, around the western side of the mountains we went enjoying places we had picnicked at during the Summer months now all covered in freezing white.We drove past trees packed with fresh snow driven against one side. […]

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A Spanner In The Works

A long day done and wanting to relax, my darling dearest wearily plodded up the stairs to start the relax process by changing into comfy clothes. He works long and hard and I really like to see him chill out in the evenings. However, what Ā greeted him upstairsĀ spurred him into lightening action, bounding down the […]

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Watching Clouds Go By

Doesn’t that title justĀ just scream of lazy Summer days? It was exactly that… the gift of a lazy Summer day. Sitting Ā side by sideĀ down at the water’s edge Away from home and work and responsibilities An afternoon to catch our breath To breathe. Nothing but clouds scudding across the sky in front to entertain us […]

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Cool of the Day

‘And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day…” (Gen. 3:8) Gotta say in Winter I have NO desire to go outside in the cool of the day, but come Summer I can be found out there in the garden everyday. Enjoying all the growing […]

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Thermos for Two

We were road-tripping again. Darby and Joan out on our own exploring. I’d packed a lunch with a thermos full of boiling water so we could make a cuppa along the way. Although the wind was pretty nippy, the sun was outĀ with not a cloud in the sky at the White Pine Reserve in Awakeri, […]

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God’s Goodnight

“A sunset, please.” “Any particular reason why?” I ask. “Every time I see one it feels like God is saying ‘Goodnight’.” Searching for sunsets I came across images from all the places we have lived during our travels. He choseĀ theĀ Raglan sunset…west coast of New Zealand not far from his birth place. You can take a […]

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Surf’s Up

‘Brilliant’ is the only word to describe it! A weekend usingĀ friend’s holiday home at Papamoa Beach with all five kids joiningĀ us. Perfect blue skies Laughing and telling stories Food, shopping… and great surf! Watching all the kids out further in the water enjoying each other’s company, my Darling Dearest and I exchanged that happy parental […]

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“Splish, Splash, He Was Taking A Bath…”

The sheer exuberance of a bird taking a bath is enough to have me smiling for days as I remember that moment. little yellow feathers fluffed in anticipation, eagerly awaiting theĀ event. He nestles down into the clear coolness and wriggles his chest even deeper. Wings flapping upwards for balance Water flying everywhere with total abandonment. […]

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