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DISTANCE FAMILIES NEWS
Initially, it’s a novelty for all generations, including those at 'home'. But in no time, continuous moves become the norm and there’s a certain ‘here we go again’ that comes into play for everyone. With each move, Distance Sons and Daughters and their children get better at saying their goodbyes, transitioning, making new friends and adjusting to the new culture. But there is also grief, trepidation, uncertainty and upheaval. It can be tough on the parents and tough on the children.
BOOK SERIES NEWS
I had two delightful discoveries in May...
City Special Collections’ – but what is the CCSP I’d often asked myself. Time to find out.
When a helpful librarian enquired if he could assist, I asked for directions to the special collection. He asked why I wanted to know. I explained I was an author and my books featured there. Well, he was so impressed. The CCSC is an appointment-only Reading Room and Research Centre open Monday to Saturday he explained. “Your books feature in the collection because of their cultural significance – congratulations to you”.
Thank you Auckland Libraries - you made my day! (Photo: Auckland Council Libraries website)
ON THE HOME FRONT
Europe and stay with family in the UK for several weeks over November to January. Due to our generally mild temperatures we don’t own the gear we need for this geographical adventure - so we’ve been shopping! We can't leave that task to later in the year as stores will be filled with summer gear then. To test our new threads and for a change of scene hubby and I have decided to visit Christchurch (further south and colder) for a few days later in June. I hope to share some stunning winter snaps in the next newsletter especially from when we venture across the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine Train
Take care until next time
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