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On Hugs

I miss hugs. New Zealand is not a particularly cuddly place. New Zealanders are a friendly lot, but we’re of Scottish descent and we don’t do hugs, we’re more inclined to a manly reticence (even when we’re not men). Many … Continue reading

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Plunket Visit

Petra had her three year old checkup on Wednesday. She’s 94cm and 13.45kg. Her height and weight match and she’s within the normal range, but she’s just a petite wee thing, sitting below the 50th percentile. With me as her … Continue reading

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Wellington Anniversary Day

One of the small oddities of being an ex-pat is that you never know when the public holidays will turn up, so you find yourself with unexpected long weekends. When I moved to Vancouver, I only found out that a … Continue reading

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Not Blogging

This is the longest time between posts since I started blogging here in late 2006.  Back then I was newly-married and had just moved to Costa Rica.  Travis and I were on a kind of extended honeymoon.  We explored by … Continue reading

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Constants in an Everchanging World

Here are a few things that have appeared everywhere we've lived.  While the continuity is reassuring, there are some things I would have been happy to leave in the northern hemisphere.  The Late Show with David Letterman Fisher Price toy … Continue reading

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Night Driving

We've been driving around a bit at night since we moved to Carla's house.  Petra has found it difficult to settle into a sleep routine in yet another new place so we've needed to drive her to sleep.  Before we … Continue reading

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Pluses and Minuses

As we drove into our hotel in the quiet of the early hours of Thursday morning, we stopped at a red light and waited for it to go green even though there were no other cars in sight.  "No more … Continue reading

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