Addiction!

This video is adapted from Johann Hari’s New York Times best-selling book ‘Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs.’ This video came up on my Facebook feed and I found it so very interesting. I wanted to share it on my blog, to see if others may find it […]

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Tongariro Alpine Crossing

For the last 15 months we have been opening our home to airbnb guests. It’s been really interesting. We have met so many lovely people, and we now have new friends from all over the world! For reasons which I will explain later on in my post, I have filled in the availability calendar for our home, […]

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Scrapbooking while in Sydney November 2015

I know…   I know…  I seem to always be in Sydney 🙂 Eldest son Matthew and his wife had a trip to Las Vegas for a conference and some fun as well, and I am here to look after the two youngest grandchildren. The eldest is now 18 and very independent. She is studying […]

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The Seasons Of Life

Our family has just had a huge celebration! My Dad had his birthday and it certainly was one to celebrate. He turned 90 years old! That’s right 90! Not only was the age worth celebrating, but my Dad as a person needed celebrating as well. He is an amazing person! Always has been! I have […]

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The Creative Juices Are Flowing

There is nothing like a baby being born to get me in the mood to create! Over the years I have made hundreds (a slight exaggeration) of bibs, cuddle blankets, leggings, little tops, cardigans and bootees. And, if you search through my past blog entries you will see that for my youngest three grandchildren, I […]

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Creations and Celebrations

The first half of our year is full of celebrations starting with Robin’s birthday on the 2nd of January. This year was his 60th and we celebrated his day with a lovely wine tour in the north of Sydney! Joanna’s birthday was on the 15th of January and Jayden James turned 9 on the 29th. […]

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Star Wars Party for Luke

We have just had the best birthday party ever! Grandson Luke turned one year old on the 18th, and because his Dad (my eldest son Matthew) is a Star Wars addict, the theme for Luke’s birthday had to be Star Wars! You must know the conversation from the movie between father and son! This pillow […]

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New Plymouth – It’s a fabulous city!

I have been back home now for nearly a month, and I’m loving it! It’s funny how you never really appreciate something until you have to do without it for awhile. The saying goes ‘Absence makes the heart grow fonder’, and although this saying is describing relationships, I also believe it covers things like homes, […]

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So Very Thankful!

I have had the most amazing year! It started with a trip to Palmerston North, New Zealand, for the birth of Robin’s and my fifth grand child Ella in February. Then in March came a trip to Sydney, Australia, for the birth of our sixth grand child Luke. And following that in April our seventh […]

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Pre-Christmas in London

I am amazed at just how much effort is put into making the Christmas season so very special here in London. I guess we are no different in New Zealand but the largeness of this place just seems to make it all the more extravagant! Firstly there is the ‘Winter Wonderland Show’ at Hyde park. […]

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