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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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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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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Let’s enjoy some art this October!

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Hi everyone, welcome to October and the changes it brings. Down here in New Zealand, the kids have a two-week school holiday starting now and the weather has calmed down. Spring has settled down and summer is not too far along. My choice for this month’s theme is Art, and all that art means to me. So, why not press the button below to find out more…

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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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Let’s talk about migrating this September

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Hi everyone, this September the theme will focus on the theme of migrating. When I say ‘migrating’, I’m not actually meaning the movements of animals, but rather the movement of people across the globe over the course of time. This theme is one I have been contemplating featuring for a while, so I hope you enjoy the selections of reads I have for you this month…

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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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Tweens and their changing lives this April

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Hi everyone, this April I thought of venturing into the changing world we find in most tween reads. Tweens face a changing world when they leave behind their childhood and face the impending teenage years. The books I’ve collected for this month will showcase other changes they face in their young lives. Go on… you want to find out what I’m talking about…

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