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Went to see ‘Toy Story 3‘ in 3D last night (and how fabulous everything looked through my specs..). Was thoroughly sucked into the pathos and humour. A glorious finale to the Toy Story story. Went home and vowed never, never, EVER to throw away my teddy. I’ve had him for 39 years, through school, college, work and travel. Gave him an extra cuddle because I was so glad I had never thrown him away. Go see the movie (and look after your toys).

Not quite a wild night of clubbing – and the only cutting loose involved a darning needle and thread. Finally getting around to mending children’s clothes. Waste not, want not.

A happy morning spent helping out at a local kindy, making stars for Matariki.

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Give a child a lovely, yellow balloon, a big, thick marker…and this is what they might draw. Someone a bit angry?;-)

“I play the recorder” – from ‘Orchestra’

A shot from the DVD of Miffy’s stories by Dick Bruna that the girls have been enjoying this week. Very gentle, very sweet.

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 The eldest came home from school holiday club with these rather intriguing bones today. The ‘dinosaur dig’ had been the theme and they had done some amazing things: searching for remains, decorating home-made dinosaurs, eating dino-chocolate and other fun stuff.

This sabre-toothed skeleton makes for an interesting still-life. And yes, I’ve played with the lighting here. He looks rather eerie. Even if he is a bit dead.

And she’s off!

Stabilisers come off the bike – and the eldest experiences that moment of freedom that is such a powerful moment in childhood.

Is this just a New Zealand tradition? Animals made from mouth-swabby stuff (proper name for this??) hanging on a floss necklace. A present for the eldest because she was good for the nurse. No treatment required (which means no trip to see the bank manager;-)

New gumboots, so we are ready for next time.

Maybe not four seasons in one day, but at least three. Rain, gales, thunder lightning – and then this, the calmest of evenings.

Hanging over the precipice, the kids chill out in the box. This is the box that the trampoline came in.

And, of course, the box is far more fun.

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