Tag: Christmas

Christmas Plan B

Christmas Plan B

As Lynsey has already shared, we hadn’t planned on being home for Christmas. After only one day away we discovered we couldn’t continue to our …

 

A gift of roses

A gift of roses

When I was a kid we used to visit my grandparents. My grandparents scared me. We lived quite a distance apart and we didn’t get …

 

Letting our light shine

Letting our light shine

I have been secretly looking forward to Christmas even though I haven’t expressed this feeling outwardly in any way. For the first time ever in my …

 

A widening in the road

A widening in the road

Our plans for Christmas have changed. The plan was we spend a couple of nights in Turangi on the way to Auckland, and we celebrate …

 

Grateful

Grateful

Christmas snuck up on me this year. I found myself wondering how it could be that time of year again so soon. Where did the …

 

Rafioli

Rafioli

Food is always at the heart of our family gatherings. Over the years we have developed an eclectic cuisine that reflects where we have come …

 

The greatest present

The greatest present

I have been asked in job interviews, “What is your greatest achievement?” The first time I was asked this question I didn’t need to think long …

 

O Christmas Tree

O Christmas Tree

Traditionally I would put up our Christmas tree some time in early December. Even though part of me considers this to be a real chore, …

 

Change of plans

Change of plans

Work is love made visible. Khalil Gibran “I’ve got chicken pox!!!!!” announced my 15 year old nephew, Stefan, on his Facebook status. As I read these words …

 

Celebrating life

Celebrating life

Another Christmas is close at hand. A time to celebrate the gift of life. Celebrating beginnings and endings lessons learnt along the way achievements pain endured and survived new dreams new plans decisions made opportunities taken shedding …