School

At most of you know, Samuel turned 5 on the 28th of August, so started school a couple of weeks ago. He’s attending Ahuroa School, which is about 10 minutes drive away (we’re planning on moving to Ahuroa before too long).  It’s a very small, rural,  school (just over 50 students) about half way between […]

Four Beaches and a Birthday

As most people (reading this) know, my 30th birthday was a week ago tomorrow. Samuel and I were in Whangarei that weekend (a story for another time), so I spent my birthday with my parents – I think possibly the first time in a decade. We had a very nice day – I did a […]

50 x 4

Samuel’s grandparents are all 50+ now, with Nana’s birthday on the 28th of December. We squeezed in two days of birthday events in between the Point Wells Christmas and the Whangarei one, which made everything that much tighter, but these events don’t come often! We bought her a digital photo frame (which we also did […]

Birthday Theme

30th birthdays seem to be happening all the time at the moment! Mine is a bit under three months away, so here are some thoughts. When people ask what I want for a gift (for any occasion) I always suggest a book, which never goes down well. For some reason, people want to get me […]

Hey Olyvia

Olyvia turned 30 last Saturday (4th October 2008).  She probably won’t get around to writing anything about it, so in brief: in the morning she, Sam, and I went to the Matakana Farmers’ Market (good, but very difficult with a 2-year-old), then to the market at the Matakana Country Park (the one where the combined coffee […]

2

Samuel is two years old today!  Still no Internet access at home (and it may be two weeks yet before there is), so photos and so on will be late arriving, sorry. This morning he got up around 7 a.m., where he found all the toys that live at Grandma & Granddad’s (we are staying […]