Tag Archives: school

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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Poignant moments from my week in Black and White: The Photo Gallery


Black and white is the theme this week on ‘The Photo Gallery’ and it is especially poignant as I struggle to let my youngest child ‘go’, and settle her into school. I feel like my wild butterfly is being closed … Continue reading

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Life is a changing!


There have been so many momentous changes in our family life this year so far. This week, by far, has been the biggest. I have experienced, for the first time in nearly twelve years, having all three of my daughters … Continue reading

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Celebrating sisters, over coming anxiety & starting a new school year…

Sunset over Lyall Bay

Our 11 year old daughter has been awesome in supporting her 9 year old sister settling into a new school this week. Friends, family and regular readers will know that our 9 year old daughter has been homeschooled these past … Continue reading

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Prose for Thought | The anxiety of separation

Goleta coast, Santa Barbara

Her face was just like all the rest, on pick up time at three. The adrenaline that had twisted thick, buried for a spell. The anguish of the morning, the torment of the night. The constant torture of anxiety, that … Continue reading

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First impressions | School life in America

School commenced for two of our three children yesterday. Our ten year old has been attending school in New Zealand for five years and, apart from a somewhat dissatisfying, unchallenging experience in her first three years, she has pretty much … Continue reading

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