Christmas & New Year’s Recap… two months late

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Dearest Sultana,

I’m sorry I’ve been gone so long, it’s been about 4 months!!! and I have thought of this blog often during that time and yet couldn’t muster the energy, inspiration, courage to come back to my blog. But a few nights ago I put today into my diary as the day I would return, even if it’s just for a quick “hello, I’m still here!”

What have I been doing? Well there was Christmas, the kids went to visit Santa at his Bach (that’s a kiwi holiday home by the beach) and Santa was in his shorts and t-shirt, it was lots of fun for the kids, we put up the tree, opened presents and spend time with Grandma, Grandpa and the girls’ two aunts.

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And then we all went to Kerikeri to spend New Years there. We stayed in this lovely place called Puriri Park, it has it’s own resident Peking Duck, a swimming pool, bush behind the property and a kiwi plantation (although we weren’t allowed in there because of the PSA problem). It really was a lovely place, there were two little bachs, the smaller one for us, and the bigger one was occupied by my parents and sisters.

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My husband spent his days taking out my sisters fishing while the rest of us explored the little town.

Everynight we had barbequed fish for dinner, and fresh fruits for dessert.

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We also visited Paihia and Opito Bay, such beautiful beaches…

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