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All The Family Huddled Around A Glowing Laptop

The times when the kids were growing up it was a tradition to have the laptop on and the Northern Hemisphere family watch as the presents are open. A lot has changed since this photo in 2017, the kids are young adults, my Dad is in a home, the Swedish side aren't allowed to travel to Wales due to COVID, and I won't be around the kids this Christmas Day. It's not so much the change, the kids were always gonna move on and with the divorce new rituals have been created. It's more that it's happened in 3 years, 2017 seems both a long long way away (as does January, remember then?), and yet close enough to touch. Whatever your routines are be prepared to change them, but keep the rituals . 

You're invited to a lunchtime picnic on the waterfront TODAY

[Updated 11:25am] Darn this fickle Wellington weather - it's now cloudy and a southerly is dropping the temperature as I write! I'll be there but not eating as I have NO jacket and a thin shirt - I can tell I am gonna suffer on the way home.


It was February when I last mooted a lunch time picnic by the waterfront ... time for another I think.

The harbour is stunning, the wind has abated and the sun is gorgeous - what better time to meet up with our packed sandwiches, bought panini and cardboard coffee cups down by the harbour.

See you somewhere on the wee waterfront wall along from Len Lye Whirlygig thingy waterfront side of Frank Kitts Park - 12pm

I'll be the one smiling at life.

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