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Progress is impossible without Change

Hello Friends! I've got so much to share but don't know where to begin. It's been a while since I actually sat down with my laptop to write anything and I've missed it terribly, but time has been very scarce and I'm sad to say, my priorities have been forced to shift over the last… Continue reading Progress is impossible without Change

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My Top-10 pre-holiday checklist

I was lucky to be able to take a two-week holiday over Christmas and New Year this year; between ending one job and beginning the new one but it was just the right length of time to be able to enjoy being together as a family both at home as well as squeezing in two mini-breaks out of Auckland,… Continue reading My Top-10 pre-holiday checklist

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New Year, New Beginnings

What will you do differently this year? Do you set New Year Resolutions? No? Me neither, because with as much enthusiasm as one can muster, they normally last a couple of weeks if that and peter out once the year gets going. But there are a few things I want to focus on this year and… Continue reading New Year, New Beginnings

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Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017

2016 has been a very strange year for us. And I thought it was just us until I began seeing friends' posts on FaceBook about what a gnarly old year it's been for them too. I can't say that I'm sad to see it go - good riddance! Although I have a feeling that 2017… Continue reading Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017

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Are you prepared for an Emergency?

A little over a week ago New Zealand experienced another devastating earthquake on the South Island, but as it occurred shortly after midnight with the epicentre in a rural farming community, hundreds of lives were spared. Sadly there were two lives lost and we pause to think of them and their loved ones. But had… Continue reading Are you prepared for an Emergency?

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Teaching Good Table Manners

As kids, table manners were drummed into us. Most nights we ate together at the table as a family, with each one taking turns to set the table before dinner, or clearing afterwards. And then, of course, came the washing up. These days, many families don't eat at the table much, and for those that… Continue reading Teaching Good Table Manners

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100 Days to Christmas!

Can you believe it? Sounds crazy! Where has the year gone? But then again, it is still only September with a lot to look forward to before the year is out, but while driving to work today I heard one of the Talk Show hosts say it is 100 days to Christmas! My heart nearly… Continue reading 100 Days to Christmas!

Book Reviews, Let's chat, Life

New Section – Book Reviews

I love reading. I always have. It is a wonderful gift that so many miss out on due to circumstances beyond their control, be they financial, physical or geographical. As a child it was my way of disappearing into adventures, friendships and experiences where my imagination could run wild. Have you ever had the feeling when putting… Continue reading New Section – Book Reviews

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Life’s Pathway

This morning I woke up to a message from my parents halfway round the world, letting me know that someone I knew a long time ago and only a couple of years older than me, was tragically killed in a car accident along with her middle child and only son. We were never close, but… Continue reading Life’s Pathway

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Teaching Children “The Right Thing To Do”

My son and I recently had cause to discuss this topic. Soccer training was cancelled as the teams were supposed to attend a sport psychology session. Heaven knows why kids as young as mine need to be doing this now, I mean they're not seasoned Pro's, but we had agreed to attend. I knew we'd… Continue reading Teaching Children “The Right Thing To Do”