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Rā 360 Rātapu 25 o Hakihea

Christmas feels so different now that the boys are grown up.  Gus is still excited but no longer awake at an unearthly time in the morning! So a very sedate start but we still had our traditional grapefruit for breakfast.  Something my Mum always did for us.  We waited for Lachlan to come before opening presents together. That has always been something we have done – it is as much about giving as receiving and taking the time to share in the opening is special. 

I still filled the boys stockings –  both had the same things in so they had races as they opened the wee parcels! Such fun!

Nigel made Christmas dinner while the boys and I played with Lachlan’s new board game. Then he took my place while I cleared up – it is a complex game!  So absorbing that we didn’t get out for a walk. (On the plan for tomorrow!)


Teacher of Languages first and foremost but passionate about learning and teaching. I have been learning how to blend technology into my teaching for the last twenty years and worked for seven years supporting colleagues to build their skills and confidence using digital technologies as part of their teaching and learning. In 2014 I was honoured to be awarded an eFellowship from Core Education which was a challenging and fun year. I am now a Connected Learning Advisor with Core Education. In that role I support school leaders in their planning and implementation of technology. I love being in the outdoors and spend as much of my time as I can in the bush, by the ocean and on mountains.