Tag Archives: school

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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The days before routines return

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Tomorrow school starts for the year. Two of our three children will start at a new school, in a new country, in a completely different hemisphere. Our Miss 10 is coming from a private girls school in Wellington, New Zealand. … Continue reading

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A Week of Firsts in Santa Barbara: The Good & The Bad…

Santa Barbara Zoo

It’s been a week of firsts here in Santa Barbara. First time for driving on the ‘wrong’ side of the road; first purchase of a brand new car (a very nice 2014 Acura MDX) in America (serious paper work!), with … Continue reading

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Things I’m Loving

Scorching Bay, last of the sunshine with Grandma & Granddad

Loving a last blast of summer sunshine (and hoping today’s slightly cooler temperatures ease off for a little longer yet). We enjoyed a gorgeous last few days with Grandma & Granddad, at Scorching Bay on Tuesday morning and Zealandia on … Continue reading

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My Monday in photographs & World Photography Day

Charlotte in her Statute of Liberty Costume

Sunday was ‘World Photography Day‘ (but I didn’t know that then – I found out on Monday). I am no ace photographer, but I love photography and seeing the world through different people’s eyes. I only used to take holiday … Continue reading

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