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Sunday, 19 December 2010


As always at this time of year I am thinking of my own family in New Zealand. It is such an expensive time to travel, so we normally do not fly over in the Christmas period. In over 12 years I have only managed to have 2 Christmases in NZ.

But this does not stop me from reminiscing about New Zealand and my family at Christmas time. The hot weather, barbecues, salads and a big ham on the table, swimming at the beach and the endless presents of surf boards, wet suits and buckets and spades.

The Tui bird native to New Zealand, this holds a special place in my heart as it is the name of my Grandmother.

I have lots of art work and ornaments scattered around the house of New Zealand images, which on a daily basis remind me of where I come from.

                                                            Another native bird - Pukeko.

A carved mere (native weapon)- think of the All Blacks when they do the Haka.
I remember growing up, my Dad always had a mere displayed in our lounge
My son loves this!

Good news! I am now a member of NZ Kiwi mummy blogs, a great site full of Kiwi mums in NZ and abroad blogging about their lives. I am so pleased to be part of this. I have agreed to do a interview for them, so I will keep you posted when that happens after the New Year.


1 comment:

  1. Great to have discovered you! You've been living in the UK about the same length of time I've been in NZ! It's so hard to be away from the ones we love hey? But life takes us on different paths and sometimes we just have to make the most of what destiny throws us and try to live in the moment with our dear children. Thank goodness for modern technology to soften our pains!! Look forward to following your journey x best wishes at this special time of year x


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