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SockBunny vs Cthulhu

One of the amazing things about having a baby on the way is that people get excited and give you stuff. We have received lots of wonderful gifts from very generous people. Its pretty special, actually. I want to draw attention to two recent gifts, simply because Jenni made big posts about them! Crafty types […]

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Thanks Dad

My dad just dropped around to drop off some lemonade and food treats, on account of hearing that I’m home with a cold. He is a good man, my dad. It’s just a little cold. I hope. Fascinating sleeplessness night-before-last though, as the sickness rolled in on me like a stormfront, and I found myself […]

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I Am Become Dad

The cat is out of the bag. (Poor cat, stuck in that bag!) Cal and I are having a baby. morguecal baby FAQ: 1. SQUEEEE! That’s not a question, mum, but I’m glad you’re excited. 2. When is it due? December 15, so even odds say it’s gonna arrive on Christmas day. 3. Is it […]

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Stronger Birthday

It’s my beloved StrongerLight’s birthday today. If you know her, and even if you don’t, drop by to wish her well on her blog… To celebrate, here is a dog in a party hat.

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Suburban Gothic

Cal posted the other day about getting into the Hutt groove. It’s been playing on my mind, too, as I settle back into the neighbourhood of my yoof. I can feel old channels reopening, old patterns reigniting. Leafy streets and low garden walls and drawn curtains and the line of the hills. Older marrieds, high […]

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It’s Easy To Have A Child To Stay

We had little nibling James staying with us all weekend, and it was good fun times. It was our first serious nibling-babysitting, and ironically we double-booked ourselves with a wedding, so we the babysitters had to subcontract out to some other babysitters for Saturday evening. (Thanks Miri and Matt!) Things I learned: * going around […]

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Oor Hoose, and ANZAC day.

And so it is. A week in, and we’re sorted at last – the internets and phone lines were the last things to get connected up. Boxes are now stacked empty in the garage and the rooms themselves are full of stuff. It feels comfortable, already. I think we’ll come to love living here. Here’s […]

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I Like To Move It Move It

Moving to the new hoose tomorrow. Lots to do. Wish us luck!

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Hoose

So we’ve bought this hoose. It’s in the lovely Hutt suburb of Waiwhetu. It’s pretty close to my old stomping ground, easy walking distance to my parents and my grandmother and an easy drive to Cal’s sisters. Moving date still to be confirmed, mid-April sometime. I am excited!

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