NZ Family life

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What an English house guest needs to know in New Zealand

My Englishman has been here for five nights and he’s starting to feel very much at home.  Especially as the NZ weather has turned frigid just for him. It’s currently 10 degrees in Auckland, and it’s COLD. (Yes, Northern Hemisphere folk it is cold!) It’s snowing down south, which admittedly that’s like saying I’m in London…

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Good things come to those who wait

I arrived into this world premature and I’ve not been good at waiting – for anything – ever since. So when people tell me to wait, it’ll come, I never quite know how. I’m not practised at it, and therefore I’m not good at it. I want it all to happen yesterday. I’m a woman…

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My theory of relativity

After a long hot summer, and no Autumn Auckland has plunged into an Antarctic deluge. Friends are racing around seeking out heat pumps and Merino sweaters, and I’ve resorted to putting slippers on. ‘Straight to winter’ they moan. ‘What happened to Autumn? It’s a bit tough wearing shorts one day and freezing the next. It’s…

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Mum Moments

The camera moves in and brings a peachy little baby bum into focus. There’s soft lighting, wide smiles and yes, even a little cooing. The camera moves in until a peachy little baby bum is in focus. Quick cut to Mum’s face – sheer terror splattered across it as she attempts to bath the human…

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