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DISTANCE FAMILIES NEWS
There are a couple of events coming up that might be of interest.
On Tuesday 14 February I will be speaking at the Estuary Arts Centre in Orewa, North Auckland. If you know any expats, migrants or distance grandparents in the Hibiscus Coast area do let them know. Also, my books are now available at centre’s Weka Gift Shop and closer to home, the Hobsonville Optometrist Glasses & Gifts.
The following week on Wednesday 22 February I will be facilitating an author chat with a fascinating lady, Joyce Agee who wrote The Newcomers Dictionary. Anyone, from anywhere can plug into this online event – no charge and you don’t need to be a member of FIGT. All you need to do is register in advance so the Zoom link can be sent to you. It is recorded and those who register later receive a recording link if the time zone doesn’t work for you.
For full details of both events please click here.
Looking for some interesting reading? Here are a couple of articles I have shared online that have been well received.
There are plenty of more here.
Language Matters: Figurative expressions abound in anyone’s language
Even if distance families share the same language they still need to be ‘on their toes’ as figures of speech vary from country to country.
The parents are your most important partners when it comes to connecting with your long distance grandchildren
“In an age when parents are constantly barraged with messages on social media that they are not enough, not doing enough with their children and reminded often they could be doing more or being more – you have such a unique opportunity to let your grandchildren’s parents know they are indeed enough – and not only that, but that they are doing an amazing job."
Kerry Bryne, Ph.D.
BOOK SERIES NEWS
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Take care until next time
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