My mum arrived today. Hadn’t seen her in two years. She’s here until the end of January.

We took the kids out of school at lunchtime and drove an hour to pick her up from the airport.

On Thursday she goes to the Coromandel with my kids and my ex husband.

On Saturday my wife, her daughters and I fly to Christchurch to spend Christmas with her parents.

I’ve been writing, started a new story, once again.

Maybe one day I’ll finish one of them…



Good news, I’m writing.
Not-so-good news, it’s not any of my stories, it’s a NEW thing. Again. *sigh*
The kids are on holidays for 2 weeks in 2 days, and it’s my birthday on Monday.
My wife’s sister left yesterday, with her 4yo, after spending a week with us. And a friend of mine from France arrived yesterday for a bit.

I’ve been in NZ 14 years and she’s the first person NOT from my family to visit…

It’s supposed to be spring but it’s cold and extremely windy and wet.

I started a shrug for my stepmum who turns 60 tomorrow, with wool I got with birthday money. It will be a bit late but I’m ok with that.

School holidays.

It’s the first week of the school holidays (winter break, 2 weeks) and we have all 4 kids home this week.
We went to a friend’s house on Monday afternoon.

Miss8 spent most of Tuesday with her best friend and we took the other 3 shopping (and to get Mr7 and Miss5 well needed haircuts).

On Wednesday we took all 4 of them to Knitting Group then we had hot chips by the beach before going home to watch the All Blacks. That night I took the younger 3 to the free movie at the library, my wife and Miss11 stayed home. The movie they showed was Big Hero 6, which Mr7 has watched a bunch of times already so he wasn’t overly interested.

Today we took them to do finger puppets at the library and they stayed out of the way this afternoon while we watched Hawke’s Bay v Wairarapa Bush. I don’t talk about rugby much on my blog but we love love love watching rugby. ^_^

On Monday my kids are going to their father’s for a week. I don’t think he’s talking to me right now, which is fine, I don’t need to talk to him. I think he didn’t like the fact that I stood my ground on an issue last week, instead of just agreeing to what he wanted.

I’ve been feeling the pull to write more for 2 days but haven’t had a chance to actually do it. We’ve been binge watching season 1 of Empire, which hasn’t helped.

I feel exhausted. But at least I’m not sick (Miss5, Mr7 and my wife are coughing a lot at the moment).

I hope I didn’t just jinx it.