Welcome to the monthly newsletter from DistanceFamilies.com.
DISTANCE FAMILIES NEWS
Natasha Winnard, an International Education and Youth Empowerment Consultant always shares terrific wisdom about schooling our youth overseas. Here’s a link to her helpful blog.
BOOK SERIES NEWS
The Distance Family book series continues to generate much interest at home and abroad. The New Zealand Women’s Weekly kindly published an edited extract from Being a Distance Son or Daughter featuring hints and tips to improve communication and connections.
Paperbacks of both books can be ordered from bookshops in New Zealand only. I am also arranging for stocks to be held by quality, Kiwiana sourvenir stores. In Auckland you’ll find them on the shelves of Parnell’s gorgeous The Fantail House. Over the Harbour Bridge, The Next Door Gallery in Birkenhead is a wonderful find. New Zealanders… please let me know your favourite Kiwiana store.
ON THE HOME FRONT
It’s been a bit of a crazy month here. Way back in March we had a small flood in our laundry, damaging some hall floorboards. The insurance company decided the whole of our ground floor (60m2) should be replaced – that represents a large lounge, dining area, kitchen and long hall. Needless to say the new floor looks very swish but there’s been some chaos.
Outside the rain has finally taken a breather. Spring is in the air and it’s time for a clean-up. When we moved into our current house nearly nine years ago we brought our fully functioning water blaster. Since moving in it has never worked efficiently and consequently gathered dust. I have always blamed the problem on our eco grey water tank/pump system. This week I discovered all that was wrong was that the nozzle needed a wiggle! What an exciting revelation. I am now the water blaster queen attacking a new patch of concrete each day and changing our outside from grey to off-white. I love my water blaster!
Take care until next time
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