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 . 

The Riverdales Need To Find A New Home

Yep, after a number of years in this particular house our landlord has decided he's had enough of the wild parties and is kicking us out ... oh, alright, it's nothing quite so dramatic as that.

Des has a new job back in Wellington and we've got until February 2010, when our lease runs out, to find a new place for the Riverdales. Well, to be fair we'd be looking to move before our overseas trip in December which would work out best for all of us ... this only gives us SIX MONTHS TO FIND A PLACE!

I think we'll be fine.

So what are we looking for - the list so far (in no order)
  • View
  • Be in Worser Bay School zone
  • Cat flap
  • Sun
  • Separate dining / living
  • 2 living areas
  • Indoor/outdoor flow
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Modern kitchen
  • Modern bathroom
  • Garage
  • Near bus route
  • Garden
  • Deck
  • TelstraClear cable internet
  • Effective heating
  • Potential long lease
  • Good storage
  • Great wardrobes
From the sweeping to the finer details.

If you know of anything, let us know -