Christmas presents with love.


The end of the year always brings happiness and joy. Children at school look forward going on holiday. They also love to hand out little gifts to their teachers and to us, as carers.

I appreciate every thank you, little card or present. This year I got a special cup.

Another present is bowl with marzipan strawberries.

And a handful of Christmas cards.

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Inspiration


On a Friday Amanda at https://forestwoodfolkart.wordpress.com/ and Snow at https://thesnowmeltssomewhere.wordpress.com/ are hosting a new Challange. One Friday Amanda and the next Friday Snow.

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For more on this Challenge visit : https://thesnowmeltssomewhere.wordpress.com/2019/01/11/friendly-friday-photo-challenge/

This weeks prompt is: INSPIRATION

New Zealand Christmas tree

On my daily walks, just after New Year, I discovered this NZ Christmas tree. It’s the first time I’ve seen it with my own eyes. I was inspired by the look and beauty of the”bush” and its bright red blooms. It gave me INSPIRATION to know that nature is still thriving.

https://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/native-plants/rata/

https://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/native-plants/pohutukawa/

Does anyone know if this is a Rata or Pohutukawa “bush”?

Last Christmas together 2004


 

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This was the last Christmas we were all together. My son left for New Zealand July 2005 and my mother passed away in July 2006. I am glad that I have this photo to look at when starting the festive season.

I am privileged to live in New Zealand since 2009. Also near my only son and his lovely family.

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School Stories:Christmas at school


Arriving at school on Friday morning I was greeted by

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I am the first one at school and

have to unlock the door and switch off the alarm.

This is how it looked in the office.

Year six children all dressed up.

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