Category Archives: Petra

All Good Things Come to An End

Petra and I had a come to Jesus moment about Father Christmas while we were flying home on Monday. She told me that she’d figured it out, that Father Christmas couldn’t be real because magic isn’t real, and that I … Continue reading

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Good Things: Post the Fourth

There’s a week between posts because Petra and I have been in Dunedin hanging with the rellies. We’re home now though. Petra’s back to school. The dog is sticking very close to me. And I am thinking about all the … Continue reading

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School Holidays

Miss Petra is off school for two weeks which means that I get two weeks off driving to and from Lower Hutt twice a day. Our bank account likes the reduced petrol bill, and I very much like the break … Continue reading

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The Upside of Being Home Sick

During this last round of colds, Petra and I discovered the joys of the audio book. Audible offered me a free 1 month subscription which included a free book and 30% off any subsequent purchases. We went a bit crazy … Continue reading

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Matariki

Petra’s class had their Matariki¬† (Maori New Year) celebration tonight. The children had made cardboard lanterns with tealight candles stuck to the bottoms. They were lit and we went in a procession through the school garden and into the park, … Continue reading

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Petra’s Morning Playlist

Poor Petra – her musical likes and dislikes are very much influenced by what we choose to share with her. But she is picking her way through our choices to come up with her own preferences. This morning she explained … Continue reading

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Miss Petra on Babies

Yesterday it was announcements about the improbability of Christmas, today it’s thoughts about babies. Petra looked at pictures of some of her cousins this afternoon (and there’s no denying her cousins are an extremely cute pair) and announced that we … Continue reading

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