Wednesday 2 January 2019

Reflecting on Treasured Moments of 2018

The photos in my collage represent some 
of our treasured moments
over the past year.

Our French family have now been in New Zealand
for 16 months!
They moved north of Auckland in April,
and bought a cafe which they renovated and
it is now a French Bistro!

They found Auckland was too busy and expensive
and wanted to live in a smaller community,
close to beaches, as this was what our daughter
missed the most when living in inland in France.

The girls have thrived, both physically and intellectually.
The eldest has adjusted to the different school system
and is doing well academically.
At 15 she has set herself goals for the next few years,
through to university and more!

Our middle granddaughter is 13, 
she is very sporty, and takes part in everything that's on offer!
Before Christmas she had surfing lessons and just loves it...
She is very outgoing, has lots of friends and is up for

Our sweet 6 year old turns 7 in a few days.
She found the change of countries the most difficult.
Initially the Kiwi school children
had difficulty understanding her french accent.
However, she has now made two or three good friends
and finished the year on a much happier note.

Take care and
be kind to one another
à bientôt

Shane xx


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