Category Archives: what families are for

Groundhog Day

It never ceases to amaze me the benefits of a good night’s sleep.   Never mind the euphoria of a new love, or the excitement of an overseas trip, a new baby, a great concert.  Does anything compare to the … Continue reading

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Uncomfortable truths

Being diagnosed with breast cancer in October is a bit of a double whammy. While dealing with the impact of diagnosis you are faced with a relentless barrage of publicity aimed fair and square at YOU. It becomes personal. Every … Continue reading

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Autumn has arrived

Autumn has arrived.  “What happened to summer?”  I find myself asking. With only me to answer, it seems like lots. Firstly, due to timing of a minor operation on my finger, I could no swimming for much for the first 2 … Continue reading

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Song for Walter – an ordinary ANZAC

The Auckland War Memorial Museum is one of my favourite places. The top floor of the Museum is dedicated to the fallen soldiers of World War I. Funds for the building were raised by the public of Auckland to build … Continue reading

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Cold Snap

Winter arrived in Auckland on Monday.  We were forewarned by the weather forecasters, and the television news showed people in the South playing in snow.  In April.  Bit of a shock after the warmth of Easter. We have a free-standing … Continue reading

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Twists of fate

Monday is far from my favourite day, and in recent times I seem to have taken to sleeping in on a Monday.  The joy of being on contract I suppose.  I think I deserve it as well, having spent lots … Continue reading

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Democracy rules this week

I am not really a political animal although everyone who knows me knows I have an opinion on most things.  This week it is hard to avoid politics and I find myself interested in not one but three polling events. … Continue reading

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