My own immigration story

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Hi friends, this week’s post is my family’s own immigration story. I know I’ve mentioned some parts of our story before, but this post will give you an in-depth account of our move across the globe to the bottom of the world!! Why not grab yourself something to drink and settle in for a read then?

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Gift ideas for your bookworm friends and family

Hi everyone, it’s getting to that time again. You know, when you start counting the days until Christmas comes round again. And following your countdown so do any ideas for gifts. This week’s post is an advice post on the types of gifts the bookworm in your life would like based on the ones I’ve received… so, why don’t you go ahead and press the button to the inner sanctum of bookish gift giving…

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The beginnings of my writing journey

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Hi everyone, this is the very first personal post where I actually talk about my humble beginnings into the art of writing. To say I always wanted to write wouldn’t be the whole truth, but if you wanted to know exactly how I came to this point today… well… I think you know the drill…

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Let’s enjoy poetry this May

Hi everyone, welcome to the colder month of May, well… for us down in New Zealand anyway! Those who live elsewhere: oh how I envy your warmer summer days to come!! This month could be about seasons, people, love… well… anything really as it celebrates poetry. To see what I actually intend on sharing with you why not press the button below now…

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My tween years in boarding school

Hi everyone, here is this month’s personal post. It’s all about the major change in my own life I experienced when I was a tween. I’m not sure if I had mentioned it before, but I spent the equivalent of middle school in a boarding school in England. I know, it sounds different than what you think though. Have a read below for the whole story…

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An eclectic mix for this March

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Hi everyone, this month’s posts will be a mixture of posts with no common theme between them. I hope you don’t get disappointed but my prep time was plagued with some health issues which put all of my planned posts on hold. I hope you enjoy the ones I’ve selected instead…

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My reflections for this year…

Hi everyone, welcome to this first week of December. Summer has arrived in her glory. Here in Auckland we’re slowly enjoying our new found freedom as lockdown restrictions ease. This first post from me is actually one on my personal growth, healing and indulgence. I thought I should reflect on the year that has passed and share a bit of what I’ve been through. 

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Welcome to December 2021

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Reflecting on this year…

Hi everyone, summer has definitely arrived here in New Zealand. The pohutukawa tree in front of my father’s house has bloomed signaling the beginning of the season. Work is well under way in my library as restrictions ease and the kids are excited for Christmas!! Instead of focusing on a theme for this month I thought I’d give a mixture of festive reads along with some reflective writing on how the year has gone for me!!

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