Category Archives: Special Days

Celebrating Father’s Day in New Zealand


Father’s Day, celebrated on the first Sunday of September in New Zealand (and Australia), was this year spent with a mix of action and creativity. Two of our three daughters were keen to get their Daddy out for some action … Continue reading

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Magic Moments – spent celebrating our daughter turn 12!


There’s nothing like a Birthday, particularly one of your child, to make you aware of how time flies (and seems to keep speeding up the older they get!). Our oldest daughter turned 12 today and she’s had the most fun … Continue reading

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Celebrating 16 Years of Marriage | Magic Moments


On the 29th May this year, hubby and I celebrated 16 years of marriage, a good fourteen-plus years of which have been spent living as expats in New Zealand; on the opposite side of the world from our birth place … 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 | Colour – on my Birthday


There has been colour from afar, by way of gifts and cards, and colour near to me, by way of nature, food and art. There has been colour in my children’s creations and in the candles, lit to warm the … Continue reading

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Easter Weekend in the Wairarapa


The Easter School holidays in New Zealand started with the sudden onset of dark evenings, as the clocks turned back an hour on the night of Easter Saturday. After an incredible summer it was an abrupt change for everyone to … Continue reading

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