Welcome to the monthly newsletter from DistanceFamilies.com
This week Auckland opened up. We're able to go to bars, restaurants and retail outlets and show our Covid Pass as proof of a being double vaxxed. I've had my first hairdresser appointment since July. Heaven on a plate. After 100+ days of our world being on hold it feels strange to chat face to face with anyone, let alone have people visit our home. As we cross our fingers that Omicron isn't another Delta let's make the most of Christmas as best as we can. Keep expectations realistic and the menu simple, and as they say in Hawaii, 'hang loose'.
DISTANCE FAMILIES NEWS
This is a thought provoking article on grandparenting. My research within Distance Families indicates that the parent/adult child relationship tends to be more dominant, rather than the grandparent/grandchild, but that could just as much be due to familiarity & the distance. There are always exceptions.
Also, here is a link to an article I wrote about Expat Guilt. Many more articles available here.
BOOK SERIES NEWS
ON THE HOME FRONT
Our garden is at its best November to January. Last month I told you about the new outdoor table. Well here it is in all its 300+ kg concrete glory. One day we'll either have to sell the house with the table, or the table with the house... it is here to stay. There is a competition in our neighbourhood for the best decorated house. We definitely won't win it with our efforts, but some are looking fantastic. Seasons greetings to you all and looking forward to catching up next time in 2022.
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