Reflections for the year 2022

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Hi everyone, this first week of December has arrived too quickly for my liking. Summer is always welcome but it has felt like summer since the end of October for us. I seem to have made it a habit to have a reflection post at the beginning of December, so, if you had been waiting for it, why not click below to see what I have to say…

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Another year ends…

Hi everyone, welcome to the last month of 2022. What a year it has been! Is it just me or did it feel as if this year has flown by faster than a speeding bullet! My nieces and nephew have grown a few inches and achieved several milestones themselves. I have some interesting news to share with you all, so go ahead and press the button below to find out more…

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Australian Teen Reads

Hi everyone, this week I’m featuring a couple of teen reads I found among my list with a cast of awesome teenagers. I tend to read more from the historical genre so the contemporary books I’d read to date are few and far between. I hope you enjoy the two I’m reviewing for you this week.

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Why Australia is a dream visit for me

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Hi friends, I hope November is treating you well. The weather is getting better here in New Zealand and the summer flowers are starting to bloom. Most people start planning for their Christmas break by now and Australia is a popular destination for most. In this post I’ll let you in on a secret of mine. Ever since migrating to New Zealand, Australia has been a place I’ve wanted to travel and explore more than any of the other Pacific Islands. To find out why, you’re going to have to commit and press the button below…

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Historical Australian Tween Reads

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Booklists for you

Hi everyone, summer is just around the corner here in New Zealand. Hopefully it dries up in time so I can share some pictures of the lovely countryside with you!! This week’s booklist is a selection of historical reads featuring pioneering Australian tweens and teens. So, if you want to find out more, you know what to do…

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My favourite Australian tween reads

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Booklists for you

Hi everyone, this first booklist is going to feature a selection of my favourite Australian tween reads. I think I’ve featured a few of these before in older posts. Maybe the reason I keep coming back to them means they have more than what’s just on the cover! So, friends, are you ready to sample some interesting contemporary tween reads? Well, what are you waiting for, press the button below to start your journey…

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Let’s travel to Australia this November

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Hi everyone, I hope you are counting down the weeks until Christmas. I know I am! Mostly because at this time of year our days are longer and warmer as summer approaches. And with summer on its way, what better way to celebrate than travel a little ways with our reads!! This month I’ll be taking you to Australia! Don’t forget to stow away your bags in the overhead compartment before settling down to read this post…

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A birthday wish for my sister

Hi everyone, this week my younger sister celebrates a significant birthday. She ends life as a thirty-something woman and enters into her fourth decade of life!! So to present her with a gift that will be around for some time, I will be dedicating this little space on my blog this week for her!!

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My family and the arts

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Hi everyone, this personal post is going to be a cracker of a read. This is one that will explain quite a few things people ask us all the time. How did you get into art? Were you always interested in making paintings? And my personal favourite: what exactly is scrapbooking? So, if you would like these answers along with a general curiosity, then why not go ahead and press the button below to find out more…

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