A dear colleague has just this week seen her oldest daughter off to university in another city. Seeing it from her perspective, it’s been a tough time of letting go, trusting that they’ve done all they can as parents to raise a smart kid who will be just fine. And she will be, I have… Continue reading Young hearts and old friends
I’m a lousy patient. I’ve got a touch of the bronchitis, and a giant dose of grumpiness. I just had a tantrum. A big one. There was foot stomping. The Southern Man was calm and rational – which is SO infuriatingly annoying when one is having a tanty – and I am now settled on… Continue reading Tantrums and hissy fits and grumping, oh my!
It was Date Night last night. It’s been about 2 months since we got ourselves organised for such an event, so it was long overdue, and much appreciated. It’s almost ANZAC Day here, celebrating and remembering all those Kiwis and Aussies who’ve died in wars, conflict and peace-keeping services through the years. It’s a pretty… Continue reading Date Night Ponderings
Hello callers! I hope you’ve had a wonderful Easter break, with a day to come. Auckland weather hasn’t been great but I’ve had five days off with The Southern Man, which has been just awesome. It’s the first time we’ve had this amount of time off together in a while, and it’s been lovely. In… Continue reading On long weekends and wanderings…
Kicking off this first post is proving rather more challenging than I’d anticipated. It probably has a lot to do with not having even the vaguest idea of where to begin. Perhaps a list would help? Everyone loves lists!