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Splish, Splash, Slap!

If you doubt the veracity of this account talk to Sharon, for she is our witness. There were four of us on that fateful afternoon, jogging across the shallow end of the pool, when a rogue gust of wind touched … Continue reading

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Pervert or Protector?

Have you ever had that creepy feeling, that you are being watched? However irrational it may seem, you know with absolute certainty, that something unseen sees you. Your sixth sense is warning you and cannot be ignored. Bathing outdoors is … Continue reading

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Introductions

Invariably, upon hearing our accents, Mr. Bill and I would be asked either, “where in America are you from” or “are you Canadians”? The former was expected when living abroad but not the latter. We had never been mistaken for … Continue reading

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Strange Encounters

I miss talking to strangers. I never expected, that would be something I’d miss, but I do. Can you imagine striking up a conversation in this pandemic, with someone outside your household? Horrors! Talk about stranger danger. Sadly, those accidental … Continue reading

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Bursting Our Bubble

Departure Day A farewell photo, taken high above Ohope from Julia & Derek’s house Mr. Bill and I have burst our bubble. It happened just before the clock struck twelve, on May 13th, when New Zealand went from Alert Level … Continue reading

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Caught Out!

Caught out. It was bound to happen, sooner or later. This is what comes of playing Juliet to my Romeo. With a kiss and an embrace, Mr. Bill and I part in sweet sorrow, when he leaves for Whakatane Hospital, … Continue reading

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Kia Kaha

Be strong. Be kind. No matter where we are in this world, we are all in this pandemic together. This will be a serious post for Travels with Mr. Bill. Please let me extend a heartfelt thank you, to everyone … Continue reading

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Iron Lady

Mr. Bill has learned that he’s in for a merry dance, when I take the lead; which is what led to our misadventure, in the 2013 Ohope Beach, Ironman Challenge. Standing alongside Mr. Bill, gazing wistfully at the colourful banner, … Continue reading

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Mother Nature Weeps

Mr. Bill is on the move once again. Mr. Bill shifts and Mother Nature weeps. No sooner were our bags packed yesterday, in anticipation of today’s departure, than the wind began to moan, begging him to stay awhile longer. However, … Continue reading

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A Short Black, a Long Black and a Flat White

“A short black, a long black and a flat white”, I half expected the sentence to continue, “walked into a bar”. However, this wasn’t yet another variation on the classic bar joke but three of the ways that Kiwis enjoy … Continue reading

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