My first birthday without a mum in the world

I've wanted to write this tribute for many months. Unashamedly there follows a rather extensive post, one of the longest I've ever published. I suspect few people will reach the end of it. However, it's important for me to share these stories, for our library of memories. Who knows, there may just be a snippet … Continue reading My first birthday without a mum in the world

A brief breathing space to blog again …

It's been a crazy year so far. Travelling to Nigeria, Northmoor and New Zealand in the space of three months has been incredible. It does now mean we're a quarter of the way through already - time flies when you're having fun! I recently spoke to a couple of people in their 70s, who are … Continue reading A brief breathing space to blog again …

What a difference a year makes – last day in New Zealand

I can't begin to describe how grateful I am to have had this amazing opportunity to bring my mum back to New Zealand to remember dad on the anniversary of his death. They both came to visit me here in March 2002, on my first adventure, so we have many precious memories of fun and … Continue reading What a difference a year makes – last day in New Zealand

Sun in the south and snow in the north

It's hard to imagine a more striking┬ácontrast than the differing weather Barry and I are currently experiencing. In Gisborne, NZ, the temperature is in the high twenties, in the midlands in UK, I believe it's hitting a number of minuses. Barry sent me a few snowy shots so I thought I'd share them here ... … Continue reading Sun in the south and snow in the north