Category Archives: Whanau=family

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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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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I had a dream…

I had a dream. . .We had gone out for dinner and to our surprise, a show was about to start. We sat waiting expectantly with no idea what was about to happen. Suddenly a woman came out and we … Continue reading

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Makes no sense to me

I open my eyes suddenly after having dozed back off once in the spa. I feel less than energetic and my ‘sleep ins’ are not helping, but rather seem to be making me more tired.  Its an hour after dawn … Continue reading

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That moment in time…

Inevitable as it is and many times more expected the older we get, it still takes us by surprise doesn’t it. Even as Mum prepared us in the years before by telling us, if we saw she was losing her … Continue reading

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