Author Archives: BritMumInNZ

Mini Creations – now we have a sewing machine in the house!

Charlotte's sewing organiser

I have friends that would be shocked at how a person could go through nearly 12 years of parenting without a sewing machine in the house. I have often held friends that can sew (or knit or crochet!)Β in high esteem, … Continue reading

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A poem | A symphony of the waves

Waves rolling into Houghton Bay, Wellington, May 2015

Rolling in like drums, an orchestral symphony. The conductor awash, on a horizon without form. Each new set of waves, a cacophony, of crescendos and diminuendos. Pounding ashore, breaking all defences, taking everything along for a ride, dumping it on … Continue reading

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Landscapes of autumn from Wellington

Landscapes from Wellington in autumn

The seagulls flock together at dusk, thankful for a calm evening, after a torrid week of storms. On the high hills, of the greater Wellington region, the wind catches on the cliff edge, strong enough to lean into and imagine … Continue reading

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Drawing in the wet, dark nights of late autumn in New Zealand | Mini-creations

By Alice, age 5

Last week was a crazily wet one in Wellington (and much of New Zealand) and, with the short days of late autumn, there’s stark few hours for out-door fun after school; so we’ve been keeping dry at home and enjoying … Continue reading

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A letter to my five year old

Alice always catching sun beams

Dear Alice, Since turning five you’ve accomplished so much in your young life. Seeing you head off to school with such confidence and independence has filled me with many moments of deep pride (and a few Mummy tears!). I wasn’t … Continue reading

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The Photo Gallery | One Day in May

Y5 cross-country at Karori Park

May in New Zealand is a month of shorter days and candle-lit nights, a month of celebrating mothers on Mother’s Day and cross-country running. It’s a month when the colours of a summer well spent are trying desperately to cling … Continue reading

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