Sunday, October 2, 2016


Love this ten year old so much.  He's so full of energy and wants to dance, climb and leap everywhere. He also is keen on cuddles and holding hands... how long will that continue?

Saturday, October 1, 2016

waterfront theatre

On the weekend we headed to see the brand new Waterfront Theatre along with thousands of other Aucklanders.  It was a bit full on but lovely to see the new space and admire the individually air conditioned merino wool seats.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


We've been having bridge lessons and doing a lot of it this year.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

way back in February

I've totally lost my blogging and photography mojo this year.  I thought perhaps I'd be satisfied with an occasional phone post but not really.  Today I cleaned the dusty computer desk, fixed the monitor so I could use lightroom again and had a look through the small number of photos I've taken this year. The boys are doing great in 2016, the big one discovering a passion for acting and the youngest being an awesome house captain and footballer.  These photos are from February, shortly before Splore and the wonderful play called "Te Po" that we were part of for the Art Festival (I was the official chaperone).  Below, the house captains are off on their overnight leadership camp.

We've been dong heaps of geocaching this year and in between shuttling the kids to drama, dance and football, B and I have been playing a lot of bridge.  Not together though as someone has to be home with the kids!  


Geocaching in the city 6th Feb

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

now we are twelve

Cake and pizza at home with friends before going to see the BFG.

Birthday dinner on the actual day was at Mercury Plaza food court.  Pad thai and Japanese.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016

Rotoroa Island

Enjoy these pictures from Rotoroa. The Takahe are in the picture above.
From me, the 11 almost 12 year old.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016

 First week of primary school (5) : First day of final year of primary (10)

First day of primary school (5) : Frrst day of intermediate (11)