Author Archives: Tricia

Sleeep, sleeeep, sleeeeep…

Its 2.30am. I toss and check the time again. 3am. God the nights are sooo long. I remember Mum telling me this and in my carefree ignorance I nodded, as I was often awake with babies and would sometimes nod … Continue reading

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A perfect end to a perfect day. 

After waking at my normal time and reading for a bit, I got up late. It was my birthday after all. Weather forecast had a bit of everything coming, so I was thinking of a lazy day. Perhaps finishing my … Continue reading

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The Anniversary of Dad’s passing

Dad died suddenly in a car accident at just 49 years old. 29th May 1978. It was an unbelievable shock. As I write that, I see myself then at just 19 years old. I was smack in the middle of … Continue reading

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That will be several hundred thousand dollars, thanks…

We were Christchurch bound to help Chee and Annie move into their new, OWN, home. There had been much effort perusing available properties with pros and cons weighed carefully. Under floor and roof cavities inspected carefully with a builders eye, … Continue reading

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I work in a wok

Hot days at work are sometimes like being sauteed in a wok. I could skip summer and go straight to a very long Autumn. I love Autumn. It’s my favourite month by far. “What a lovely holiday you must have … Continue reading

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Garden Post Script

Well here we are in Autumn and while the garden was good, it didn’t reach the dizzy heights I had hoped for. I wasn’t drowning in tomato sauce or searching for extra jars for pickles and chutneys. In fact we … Continue reading

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Popeye comes home alone…

“Dear Mum, A few lines once more to let you know everything is OK. Been raining fairly continuously for the last few days…” Inside Nana’s glory box was my Uncle’s letters to his Mother, our GrandMother.  We all knew they … Continue reading

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