Got to admire him… Partying till 1am (YouDo 4th Birthday), woken at 6am by his daughters jumping on him, spends the morning delivering flyers to advertise the school car boot sale, and then attempts a game of football. Twenty minutes into the game he’s injured and hobbles off the pitch. But his support crew stay […]
This morning started out with all the pleasures of parenting… of Daddy and daughter on the football pitch at ‘Little Dribblers‘… and Mummy and daughter walking down to beautiful Lyall Bay on a sunny, windless, Sunday with baby sleeping peacefully to the sound of the waves and the motion of her mother’s step… and then […]
At the Phoenix Family Day, at Wellington’s Westpac Stadium, one little dribbler was so chuffed when the All White coach, Ricki Herbert, signed her football… It was a stunning mid-winter Sunday and football fans turned up in the thousands. The bright yellow Phoenix flags flew proud in the sunshine. Sophie had a go at dribbling […]
Fair weather football supporters are the Lee girls. This Saturday afternoon Daddy was set to play in beautiful Eastbourne and so we tagged along. The postage stamp sized pitch is beautifully located next to the sandy dunes of Eastbourne beach. With beach, playground, football and art galleries all within a kilometre square we were easy […]
Last night was a historic night for New Zealand football. The All Whites defeated Bahrain and qualified for The World Cup. When we first arrived in New Zealand, 1996/97, football games were pretty much a non-event with small crowds and little atmosphere. Over the years we’ve watched this change and last night was, indeed, a […]
Soccer has always been an important part of Winter Saturdays for Dan. And he is often at his fittest in the winter. For me, it brings an opportunity to get out and see a different part of the Wellington region (when the weather is reasonable). Recently, we’ve enjoyed a trip to Wainuiomata and Eastbourne. A […]
So much fun on one Winter Saturday… And in between the crazy balloon chasing, roller blading, soccer and swimming, there was painting, piano playing, games of connect four and dinosaur top trumps. Purrrrrfect!
News break: It didn’t rain on Saturday! Pitches across Wellington actually had players on them. Children danced on the side-lines, cheering on their sporting hero’s (in our case – Daddy O!)… Dan only played half a game (as there was such a surplus of players keen to actually get a game in) – but it […]
This morning I was treated to ‘Green Coffee Body Wrap‘ at the ‘Urban Sanctuary‘ in town. I’m not ashamed to admit to being a little nervous about what the experience would be like; but was very quickly put at ease and found it blissful beyond words. As I listened to gentle nature music and felt […]
It was a wild and windy southerly that greeted us this morning. We were all keyed up to participate in the various Matariki celebrations in Wellington City, but the comforts of home kept us from getting out of the door in time. We stayed put and listened to a ‘Celebrating Matariki CD’, which accompanied a […]
Weekends are so precious. This weekend started out with atrocious weather on Saturday morning, but didn’t stop us from enjoying ourselves. It was great to tuck up and enjoy music and puzzles together. Dan had a game of soccer to ‘look forward to’ (!) at midday, but beforehand we had some fun at ‘Junglerama’. After […]
I’ve been back in New Zealand for three whole weeks and Simba, my cat, told me he’d missed me lots.
I was born on Saturday 28 June, 12 days overdue, at 11.12pm (or so my Mummy and Daddy tell me – it was all a blur to me!).