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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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Judy Murray

Andy Murray’s mum is a fabulous-sounding woman. She’s done a long interview with The Guardian which they’re publishing in bits and pieces today. She talked about working with young tennis players in Scotland with no budget and no facilities. And … 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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It’s My Birthday, Gonna Party Like It’s My Birthday…

It’s official – I’m old as fuck. Or definitely, unavoidably middle-aged anyway. I’ve had a lovely day. Petra and Travis put a lot of thought and effort into it for me. I got to sleep in and then they delivered … Continue reading

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Priorities

There’s a really lovely article in the Sydney Morning Herald today, about Australian cricketer Brad Haddin. He retired from cricket for a couple of years because his young daughter got very very sick. He and his wife focused all their … Continue reading

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Who’s the Cleverest of Them All?

At dinner the other night, Petra and Travis had a funny conversation about knowledge. She asked him a question that he couldn’t answer. Travis: I don’t know. Petra: Why not? Travis: Because I don’t know everything. Petra: Why not? Mama … Continue reading

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Puppy Love

After much scheming and planning, we have decided to get a spoodle puppy. I found a litter on TradeMe and, on Sunday, we went off into the wilds of the Manawatu to play with the puppies. Petra picked out a … Continue reading

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