Monthly Archives: May 2012

She knows…

We hadn’t been vigilant about keeping it from her and yet we hadn’t sat our 5 year-old daughter down for a straightforward discussion about our impending move. We’d decided that until it was more certain and we were closer to … Continue reading

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Finally we are cleared by the FBI

Phew! I mean the joke of course is that we have no FBI background. But it’s taken an eternity for the letters to arrive. Actually, after all this time, I was surprised to realize that I found them disappointingly brief. … Continue reading

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Inspiration

Next to me, as I type this, is a nice little collection of images of Gisborne, an inspiration wall, to keep my eyes on the prize. They’re mostly of Makorori and Wainui Beaches in Gisborne, our soon-to-be home turf, stunning … Continue reading

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On a lighter, more handsome note

Yesterday’s post was a little melancholy. So in an effort for some levity I thought I would share that in moving to New Zealand, among the many benefits that I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I like to remind myself that … Continue reading

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With a brave heart, I watch my daughter and her friends pose for a picture

During the Cambridge Public School vacation week, my friends and I found ourselves with a bunch of kids on our hands. So we joined forces and alternated taking the young ones and old ones on various outings. One afternoon, I … Continue reading

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