The whole family gathered in Palmerston North to celebrate Christmas.
Ann spent a few days in Dunedin visiting family with Cath & Jake. It was a good time for everyone celebrating Grandad Richards 97th Birthday
You never know the outcome of opening up your home and family to someone in need. We were amazed to read the attached article (NZ Listener 9th December 2017) where the accomplishments of Stan Tiatia were acknowledged. Stan came to live with us in 1985 (32 years ago) when he was studying for school certificate. … More Diamond in a paper bag
Reflections on Robert Browning’s Poem & Westlife’s song (Labour weekend 2017)
Ann headed to New York to spend two weeks to catchup with the Grandkids
The weather turned it on again for a glorious day up the Mountain.
It was a bit blustery when we left home for our regular rocky ramble from Takapuna to Milford ….. and the tide was in. It was a great way to finish off the weekend. Home
We drove down to the Randell’s for the weekend. Went on a lovely 5km coastal walk. Not too strenuous just the thing for getting over the flu. The local pool was very pleasant Ann Swimming (click to view) Home
On the 23 August, we celebrated 42 years of marriage. We did this by heading to Taupo for a quiet weekend with dinner out. We then ended up with a spontaneous decision to head up Mt Ruapehu to the Whakapapa ski field. It was a bluebird day with new snow, no wind and plenty of sun. … More Celebrating 42 years