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 . 

[UPDATED] YES! Let's Have A Beer With Anika Moa

DONE! Anika is coming to Goldings Free Dive

Anika Moa (my not-so-SGF) is crowd-funding her second Songs For Bubbas CD on the most wonderful PledgeMe platform ... and I want 10 of us to go for this reward:

Songs For Bubbas 1 and 2 + album credit + baby onesie + beers. You're INTENSE! Thank you, kind, lovely, gorgeous human. You are so good looking and kind. Did I mention you were kind? Get a group of friends together and let's have a beer somewhere ON ME! (I'm poor so it has to be Lion Red) for one afternoon or night only and it would be good if you lived in Auckland too but if you don't, you will have to arrange flights/accom/etc Please live in Rarotonga? You will receive the first popular album with all the bubba hits and the second album before anyone else hears it plus a gorgeous little cutie wootie onesie for your wee one and a custom designed tea towel. I will send a kiss into the air for you and then write your name in the stars while singing a love song to you!

So, let's do it - 10 of you contribute $60 and we're in

You could just go to her PledgeMe page and pledge to help Anika make her new album ...