6 years ago today – September 11 2001

Posted On September 11, 2007

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Its already September 11 here in New Zealand and I have been thinking about this tragic day since last night so I shall post this today and leave it up a couple of days.

Today I am remembering AnnMarie (Davi) Riccoboni. Although I never meet her I have joined other bloggers

remembering those that died that day.

Ann was only 58 years old. I think had I meet her I would have liked her she is described by her friends as warm, loving, helpful and sweet. A lady whom was a wonderful person. Always with a smile on her face.

Ann worked for Ohrenstein & Brown at the World Trade Center, she was a billing supervisor.

She was survived by a daughter Maria Elena and hubby John. Whom she loved proudly and liked to talk about.

My thoughts and prayers are with them at this time.


Our Day – Billy’s 12th

Posted On August 16, 2007

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As it was Billys birthday I gave him the day off school

we went out shopping I got him 2 new pairs of jeans  thanks to Granddad

we also went to Burger King for lunch

Billy had a great day

12 years ago today

Posted On August 16, 2007

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You were born



Love you Billy

The birthday cake your youth group leader brought over yesterday afternoon – thanks A

You are a very special person my boy

You have grown a lot in the past 12 years

Youre nearly taller than me

I have you on about putting a brick on your head

One of the best things about you is that you always try hard Learning is hard for you but you always try your hardest

Another thing I value about you is that your an AWESOME big brother

I always wanted a big brother and I think Daniel is blessed to have you as his



Love You always

Mum xxx

Daniels Big Boy Bed

Posted On August 15, 2007

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Recently we were given a bed for Daniel by some friends at church

They didnt need it anymore

Daniel “helped” Muzz set it up

EVENTUALLY Muzz got him to sleep


I WON!!!! :) :) :)

On 10th of July I entered a competition never expecting to win. I dont usually win anything. This morning I went over to the competition site to see who the blessed person was. My eyes nearly popped out of head. I couldnt believe what I was seeing – it was my name.


Thanks so much MamaBright 🙂

Im going to add to my list of books to read when I take part in this challenge

Join me on September 11 to pay Tribute to the fallen

Posted On July 20, 2007

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2,996 is all about honouring the victims of 9/11. I took part last year. I intend to do it again this year. I see this as important and intend to honour a different victim this year. So many innocent lives were lost that day. On September 11, volunteer bloggers will unite to pay tributes to the victims of 9/11. “We will honour them by remembering their lives, and not by remembering their murderers.” (Dale Challener Roe). Dale the founder of this tribute is a writer and his blog can be found here

The tributes should commemorate the lives of these people. Over the previous 6 years we’ve heard the names of the murderers, and all about how it happened. This is a opportunity to find out and honour those who died. “Forget the murderers, they don’t deserve to be remembered.” (Dale Challener Roe) But the innocent victims who died that day do deserve to be remembered. There were 2,996 people that died because of this awful event. Join me in remembering them.

Simply go here and learn how you can join me and many others in remembering these people. They do deserve to be remembered.


Rain Rain Go Away

Posted On July 18, 2007

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Im not a winter person.  I prefer to be warm.  I love the sun.  I dont like having to rush out to the car, open it as quickly as I can and getting soaked wet no matter how fast I am.  Might be slightly better if we had a garage but even then Id have to open the door (of the garage).   I dont like not being able to get my washing dry either.  However, it could be worst.  If I lived in other parts of the Hawkes Bay I could be having to cope with this.  I could be stranded in my house as Muzz is.  Or even worse I could be facing my house or car being flooded.


Over the last couple of days  in particular but longer than that altogether the rain has poured and poured and poured some more.  I woke up yesterday morning and looked out my kitchen window there were HUGE puddles in my driveway I just knew there were floods somewhere close.  Then I turned on the internet and the TV and sure enough I was right.  I longed for the Bay I thought I had moved to the sunny Hawkes Bay.  May the sun shine again real soon and I am waiting eagerly for the summer to return to us.  I am not a winter person.

Read these articles

Army called in

Rain returns 

more rain look at the gallery here on this page too

Hawkes Bay


and pray for those effected.

My Birthday Day My Birthday Day My Birthday Day My Birthday Day

Posted On May 18, 2007

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Didnt start off to well. Spoke to one of the teachers at Billy’s school. It sucks how Billy is misbehaving and its causing me grief on my special day. Its not fair. After speaking to the teacher went to Muzz’s for the day. Got there and lost it all over Mum (Muzz’s mum) but shes like a real mum to me. I love her. She hugged me.

Muzz rang a special friend of mine from church we had a good chat. Then Muzz and I went out to a brief job and I dropped a form into a new doctor Im going to start going to, he is a GP as well as a dermatologist. Then Muzz took me out to lunch.

This is where we went logo.jpg

I had Fishers Man Basket with salad and chips. I had a gin, lime and lemonade. Then Chocolate Mudcake with chocolate sauce ice cream and cream for desert. As we were finishing our meal the Happy Birthday song came over the loud speaker that had been playing easy to listen to music. I hid my head in my hands as I saw a waitress bringing a cake to our table. Muzz sang Happy Birthday and those around us clapped.

After lunch we stood and watched a digger get onto the back of a truck. Then we went to the library so I could get book out of the library to read to the kids at playgroup on Tuesday.

I got this homemade card and book mark from Billy  from-billy.jpg

Tonight we are expecting friends from church. The man is going to take Billy for a ride tomorrow and spend the day with him. He is going to talk to Billy about his behaviour and why he is acting out.

Happy Birthday to Me Happy Birthday to Me Happy Birthday to Me

Posted On May 18, 2007

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Daniel woke me up for a hug (sometimes he does this) at 12.45am. After hugging my wee boy I went back to bed and read my book then I had a midnight snack actually it was more like 1.30am. I enjoyed in bed reading more of my book.


yoghurt and slices of apple to dip

Later today Muzz and I are going to the library and then hes going to do something to spoil me 🙂

In 1970 (the year you were born)

Richard Nixon is president of the US
A federal jury finds the “Chicago 7” innocent of conspiring to incite riots during the 1968 Democratic National ConventionThe lunar spacecraft Apollo 13 splashes down in the Pacific after near catastropheThe first Earth Day is marked by millions of Americans participating in anti-pollution demonstrationsAt Kent State University, National Guardsmen fire into a crowd killing four student antiwar demonstratorsA powerful earthquake claims 50,000 lives in Peru18 year olds are given the right to vote in federal electionsTidal wave driven by cyclone from Bay of Bengal hits East Pakistan, killing hundreds of thousandsAn anti-war rally is held at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, attended by John Kerry, Jane Fonda and Donald SutherlandQueen Latifah, Mariah Carey, Andre Agassi, Uma Thurman, Jennifer Lopez, and Matt Damon are born

Baltimore Orioles win the World Series

Kansas City Chiefs win Superbowl IV

Boston Bruins win the Stanley Cup

Tearjerker Love Story is the top grossing film

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou is published

“The Long and Winding Road” becomes the Beatles’ last Number 1 song

What Happened the Year You Were Born?


Queen Elizabeth II visited the Hawkes Bay


birthday-balloons.jpgHappy Birthday to Me *~*~* Happy Birthday to Me birthday-balloons.jpg

Great Excitement Today

Posted On May 14, 2007

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Today just after lunch Daniel and Daddy heard a noise outside out on the road. They quickly went to investigate and what followed was a very interesting learning time. Daniel as you know is all boy and loves trucks, tractors and the such. Right outside our gate was a delivery for our wonderful next door neighbour who is going to do up their house.

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