Family Happenings

July 7, 2017

World Travels: I’ve Been Seeing and Being Seen

I’ve recently returned from a six week trip abroad to the northern hemisphere, traveling to San Francisco, Florida, Europe and then tracing the steps back again.   Leaving hubby Bruce and four-legged Nina behind to navigate the beginnings of New Zealand winter, I set out solo for my family-of-origin focused […]
May 5, 2017

Family Visit + Harvest Season = Family Woofers

My sister Joy, her husband David, and their two children Sienna (7) and Haylie (4) recently finished a two-week visit with us here at the ol’ Birdsong Retreat & Sanctuary.   And while I think they were able to have a retreat and rest, their arrival during harvest season meant there […]
August 29, 2015

Remembering Dad

A week ago while I was hiking up in the hills behind our house in Wainui,  I wrote the following by dictating into my iphone.   It was supposed to be posted that evening but then my laptop crashed and a week of rectifying the problem ensued.   Dad – I’m still […]
January 1, 2015

Road Tripping: Me, Mom, and Yosemite National Park!

Mom and I have never traveled together as a duo.   But when friends told me they were heading to Yosemite for a few days, I jumped on board and decided that mom and I should go on a road trip.   Two hundred miles from San Francisco, we had a four […]