Tag Archives: The Kids

Our Epic Stateside Trip, Part 3: Our Fair City, Cambridge, Mass

Back to the post I started to write months ago. I am writing this now, in mid-January. But I must now conjure up the days of last (North American) summer. We’d left the dreary Gisborne winter and first landed in … Continue reading

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Best of the Doyles’ Visit, Part 1: A Weekend in Gizzy

Our great friends, the Doyles, visited in mid-April. What a trip we had! We crammed it in, while attempting to achieve a level of balance between covering a lot of ground and enjoying the moment. What with travel time and … Continue reading

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The Best of March 2013

March was a pretty rockin’ month. It was at the beginning of March that I had my first jam session with some friendly, ukulele-playing ladies. And not having anything but the $30 uke that I bought for the kids, I … Continue reading

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Best of February

February in Gizzy was pretty awesome. Here are the highlights from what we thought at the time would be the last days of summer. (Little did we know that we were in the midst of the longest summer EVER! Today, … Continue reading

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Thora Turns 6!

Thora turned 6 last week. And judging by the number of photos in this post, It. Was. EPIC. It started with a well-executed version of a pinterest-inspired Surprise Balloon Door, or Door Balloon Surprise, or Balloon Surprise Door. Normally, this … Continue reading

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Besides daytripping, what do we do?

As a new friend here said, “I mean, I have 10 fingers. These nails don’t file themselves.” Hah! I’m not doing much in the way of nail-filing (to be clear, neither is she). In fact we have catapulted ourselves into … Continue reading

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First day of school was a resounding success

Now THAT’S my girl. What a relief to have today behind us. We’ve been anticipating it for so long, watching Thora’s courage wax and wan as frequently as the weather changes here in Gissy. This morning I was pessimistic as … Continue reading

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