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Things I'm Loving...

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Things I'm Loving...

I wholeheartedly believe that no matter what is happening in your life, there is always something that you can be thankful for... no matter how simple it is.  
Linking up with: Paisleyjade
1) Our country In the wake of the Christchurch Earthquakeour country has come together in ways I could never have imagined! I am so proud to be a kiwi, but so heart-sick at what has happened. I wish there was more we could do...
2) Bob Parker
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The Mayor of Christchurch - he is doing a magnificent job.
3) John Key
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Our Prime Minister who has stood up to be counted, he has accepted help from  all countries who have offered help, he has been down in Christchurch and been hands-on - helping in whatever ways he can. He has gone back to Parliament and changed laws and whatever needs to be changed in order to get things done quicker and sooner.
4) My family

Even more grateful for these two amazing people in my life...
5) A little girl who learns quickly

Despite wh…

Latest Civil Defence Update on earthquake-stricken Christchurch

Civil Defence Website #CHCH #EQNZ Quake Update 15
0655 hrs

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake occurred 10km south-east of Christchurch at 12:51, February 22, 2011. Depth (focal depth): 5km.

There have been 26 aftershocks greater than magnitude 4, with four greater than magnitude 5.

Considerable damage has been reported in the Christchurch Central Business District and in Lyttelton. A more thorough assessment of the damage will completed over the next 24 hours. Rescue work is likely to take days to complete.

Aftershocks are likely to continue and this could lead to further building damage or collapse.

A large number of people have been pulled alive from collapsed buildings as rescuers have continued to work throughout the night under floodlights.

The focus overnight and continuing into the morning is on rescuing those who are trapped. Search and rescue teams alongside emergency services are coordinating this effort.

See also: http://canterburyearthquake.org.nz/

Damage assessmentThe Ministry of Civil Def…

Poem - Beautiful Baby

22nd February 2011


I used to write a lot of poetry - not all the time, but regularly enough that I would get 'inspired' and have to write whatever it was, down then and there... thus I used to keep pen and paper by my bed, as most of my inspiration came at night. Can't do that now, and as time has gone on the inspiration has slowly dried up except for the odd occasion, or when asked to write something quite specific.
Anyway - Mr. C has been on my back a bit about getting back into my writing; he really believes that one day I'll write a novel (although not the way I am going), he truly believes I am gifted enough to do that - personally, I have my doubts! However, I sat down tonight and penned my first poem in eons... literally!
Please don't judge me on this - it is full of clich├ęs, and definitely not up to my usual standards, by any stretch of the imagination; BUT it's a start and will hopefully get my creative juices flowing enough to pen something decent. I am …

Prayers going out for Christchurch

Praying for Christchurch as they face their second earthquake in under 6 months - horrific news, much worse than the previous one. Please pray for them...

Things I have learnt recently...

Tuesday 22nd February 2011


1) There is a reason why some wipes are cheaper than Huggies - they're small, thin and are not damp at all... so it's back to Huggies we go next time!
2) My daughter likes routine, it means she knows what to expect... so Mummy asking Nana to bath her wasn't such a good idea the other night. However, we all survived and it won't be long until she is old enough to start saying 'Nana bath, Nana bath'!!!!
3) Always close your windows at night (especially when you have the lights on) BEFORE the crickets start singing and dancing... otherwise you get a bedroom full of crickets, uurrrggghhhh!!!!
4) Baby can sleep through almost anything - even when her Dad spends the morning sneezing (loudly), drops things, and generally makes a lot of noise first thing!
5) When the mornings get slightly darker and cooler, I get an extra hours grace... maybe summer coming to an end isn't all bad!
6) When Button wakes herself up with coughing during the evening…

Things I'm Loving...

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Things I'm Loving...

I wholeheartedly believe that no matter what is happening in  your life, there is always something that you can be thankful  for... no matter how simple it is.  
Sunday 20th February 2011
1) Little girls who already love reading

2) Family Dinners

3) Nana Snuggles

4) Coffee Dates with Hubby, Bubby & Nana

5) Best friends

6) Little girls always pushing their boundaries...

7) Little cousin play-dates

8) Sleeping Cuties

A VERY BELATED POST ON ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND

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Thursday 17th February 2011
I am running a little behind here... Anniversary Weekend feels like a long-lost memory, somewhere in the dark recesses of my mind; but thankfully I have MANY photos to jog my Mummy-Brain!
We chose to travel down to my parents on Saturday morning to avoid the worst of the traffic, especially the Parachute Festival traffic (if you've never heard of it - check out the link: Parachute Music Festival...) crazy people these Christians ;-)! I so remember being young enough to enjoy those kinds of weekends, , I digress though!
So we headed off down south about the time we would have put her down for her first sleep on Saturday (plus another hour *ooops*), and hoped like mad that this time she'd fall asleep quickly and easily... hhhmmm, sometimes I must have memory-lapses and think that I have someone else's kid! Well - we did get 45 minutes out of her, which is a very GOOD car-sleep from her; but it wasn't easy listening to her grizzle herself to slee…

I got an AWARD!

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Thursday 17th February 2011
Yeah - thank you SO much Penny fromMy Spirited Baby !!!!
Here's what you gotta do:
1. Thanks and link back to the blogger who passed this award onto you 2. Share 7 things about yourself 3. Award other recently discovered great bloggers 4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award.
Hmmm - 7 things about me:
- I was 28 when Mr. C and I met, and 29 when we got married... we had been flatting, and he proposed out of the blue, and we were married within three months!
- I had a chronic incurable disease called 'Hidradenitis Supporativa', got it when I was 18 and it got bad enough that I needed 4 years off work in my mid-late twenties. Then in my 30's God healed me, and I have been 'HS' free for about 3 years now!
- I am 10kg's lighter now than when I got pregnant with Button (the joys of a reflux baby *grin*)!
- I am a fully trained Early Childhood Teacher, but have not worked in this since finishing my training due to my ill health (h…