Monthly Archives: July 2011

Sailing on the Firth of Thames

Finally, we had a free day and good weather, and so we went sailing. This is the third time we’ve had our boat in the water but the first time we’ve actually sailed. The first time, the water was so … Continue reading

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Housework

I’ve never liked doing housework. Perhaps it is because I’ve never really had a house. For more years than I like to think about (over twenty), I’ve lived in a bus and then in our motorhome. There just isn’t enough … Continue reading

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New Zealand's Record Snow Storm 25 July 2011

Sunday and Monday the worst winter storm in seventy years hit New Zealand, beginning in the south and moving north. New Zealand is near Antarctica (and the south pole), and during the winter months, Antarctic storms will move north. (It … Continue reading

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Visits from the in-laws

Andrew’s mum and dad visited us these past two weekends. It is school holidays, and both being teachers, they had the week off from work. So, they visited relatives this week, spending both weekends with us. It was a wonderful … Continue reading

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Proofreading Vicki Wootton's Book "Where Have All The Young Girls Gone"

I do some proofreading on the side. Well, I do as much proofreading (or editing) work as I can find. Vicki Wootton is a friend in Guadalajara, Mexico who writes fiction stories. She is a very good writer, and even … Continue reading

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Eucalyptus and Lavender

It is wintertime here in New Zealand, being in the southern hemisphere, and yet there are many beautiful flowers in full bloom. It surprised me when we lived in Mexico that there were flowers year round. In California, flowers were … Continue reading

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Mid Winter Social at Thames Squash Club

Last night, the Thames Coromandel District Council, where Andrew works, hosted a mid winter social potluck at the Thames Squash Club. We had a lot of fun eating yummy foods and watching kids limbo and dance. Meeting and talking with … Continue reading

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New Zealand Tsunami 7 July 2011

The earthquake near the Kermadec Islands north of New Zealand was supposed to cause a tsunami here in New Zealand. For some reason, the tsunami didn’t materialize. Waves up to about one meter (about three feet) were expected, but the … Continue reading

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Tazmin's Freedom

Tazmin had her last vaccinations last week, and it is now safe to take her anywhere. Prior to her being at least twelve weeks old and receiving her last immunization, there was the possibility that she could have contracted a … Continue reading

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