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Trip: New Zealand

There are [16] stories from my trip: New Zealand


NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 8 Jul 2016 | Views [671]

This boring blog is about to get some life injected once again - WHAT????   Yes! We are to do some travel once more albeit a miniature travel. We are off to Afrika for 4 weeks. This trip will be a little different than our previous travels ... Read more >

Biker chick

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 22 Jun 2016 | Views [657]

I love my Sporty but find it a little high for me. My feet are on the ground but it's such a heavy bike that when I have to pull it backwards, usually into a park, I find it very difficult to handle. I went looking at other bikes, thought hard about ... Read more >


NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 9 May 2016 | Views [561]

Isn't about feelings, it's about what you will give and what your partner will accept. You may be willing to give all but if your partner doesn't want it all then it can lead to a sticky situation. It has taken a few  years for Kent and I to ... Read more >

I spy a PCC = paddock crammed with cows

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 12 Apr 2016 | Views [634]

1. I am to be a grandmother again !! :) My eldest daughter and mother of my 2 amazing grandsons is carrying again and due at the end of September. 2. I have told my work that I will finish working for them in July before we head off to Afrika. We ... Read more >

Still here :)

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 14 Feb 2016 | Views [597]

This last year has been a hard one for one of my daughters. Sadly her marriage has ended and living in Australia where you are penalised for being a Kiwi she has had a hard row to hoe to stay living there. Luckily prior to their breakup C had started ... Read more >

A very sad thing

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 25 Jan 2016 | Views [581]

Molly has gone. A day before we arrived back home after New Year Molly disappeared, it was not a good time nor good circumstances but I'm not going into it. We found her wee body so had closure but we are still shaken and shocked. We miss her so

End of another year

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 14 Dec 2015 | Views [688]

It's been a good year for riding. From January to May we were on the bikes almost every weekend. I take the bike off the road over winter as I admit I am a fair weather rider, can't handle the wind chill factor when it's cold. Got it back on the road ... Read more >

He only has to go to work, mow the lawns, and call me sweetie and he thinks that's enough...

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 13 Nov 2015 | Views [815] | Comments [1]

Example of an October day: My neice is over from America for a very short visit. Monday I have planned for us to spend the day doing things together.  7.30  Kent wakes and is feeling so bad he can't go to work 8.30  I go to his ... Read more >

Time passes so quickly

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | Views [703]

My eldest grandson Spencer has just turned 3! Is it only me or is time going by faster and faster... Is it that life is getting fuller and fuller (is that correct english?). He's a gorgeous boy anyway. I go up every third weekend and help out with him ... Read more >


NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | Views [742]

I'm not really a cat person but every chance she can get our cat Molly comes and sits on me, on the couch, on the bed... I give her her biscuits now and then and she gets a stroke down her back but other than that not much TLC from me as she is Kent's ... Read more >

Keep calm and carry on

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 3 Jul 2015 | Views [673]

We trundle along happily then life throws those curveballs in there just so we don't relax too much. When you are young you ride the waves of those curveballs and revel in the containment or control of the situation. The stress is like adrenaline pushing ... Read more >

Photos: Darcy

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | Photo Gallery

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Friday 13th - a lucky day :)

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | Views [1838]

Today my 2nd grandson and 4th grandchild was born and I was there to witness the event. Laetitia had rung me the day before to tell me things seemed to be on their way so I raced in to work and organised things so that I could go up to Auckland immediately.... Read more >


NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | Views [814]

I had an experience twice in my life which was in essence the same thing - an object was left by one partner in a relationship in a place that annoyed the other. The object was left for some days with the one getting more and more annoyed and the other ... Read more >

2 - Trip to Oz

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | Views [830]

At the beginning of this year when I was booking our flights for our USA trip there was an advert for cheap flights to the Gold Coast and I booked a flight over our Labour Weekend in October to have a week with Corrin. Luckily my employers are great, ... Read more >


NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 12 Jul 2014 | Views [822]

Home again, luckily the weather was perfect when we came back, thank you weatherman-person! We arrived early and Luke picked us up at 5.30am in darkness but not too coldness. At his home we managed to disturb Miss 2 yr old and I snuck down the pitch ... Read more >

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