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.
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.