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- Rosie Boom

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Eliza Singing at the IFAC Finals

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I’ve just watched the video of Eliza singing at the IFAC finals on You Tube. And of course, I cried. Well done, darling. You are beautiful. xxx
So for those of you who have asked if and when you can watch Ellie singing with the orchestra at the finals concert, here’s the link to one of her songs. :) Just click on the link below the photo… read more | 1 Comment


Sixty years!

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A few weeks ago my twin sister Penny and I celebrated our sixtieth birthday! We had a fabulous evening of celebration and thanksgiving, full of memories and dancing…we hired a six-piece swing band and everyone came dressed in wonderful 1920′s costumes.

And then yesterday Penny gave me the most amazing (late :) ) birthday present!!  - an amazing painting she did for me, looking from the… read more | 2 Comments


Australian Singing Competition

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Early in July Chris and I flew over to Sydney with Eliza for the IFAC Australian Singing Competition. Eliza was one ten semi-finalists selected from auditions in Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain.  ”The Australian Singing Competition is open to singers under the age of 26, and offers a number… read more | 4 Comments


My Little Songbird

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Just a quick post about my daughter Eliza. She is in the last month of a post grad diploma in opera studies. On Monday night I had the joy of hearing her compete in the North Shore Aria competition, and the thrill of seeing her win! $5000 is a great bonus to a student!

 

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My Two Amazing Mothers

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Before all my children (except Katie and Ellie :( ) arrive for the evening, I want to add a special post about Mother’s Day. Of course I’m missing my darling Mum very much today, but last night the Lord gave me a special gift – a dream! I dreamed I was visiting people in hospital when suddenly I saw Mum in a bed! Her face beamed with joy when she saw… read more


Edible Book Day

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A friend sent me this wonderful photo of my book at the Auckland Edible Book Day. I think the lion looks fantastic! I hope he tasted good!!


Evening of Content – Loving my Homewood!

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With the shorter days and autumn leaves turning beautiful golds and reds, I’m loving anew my Homewood stove. I love seeing the children all gathering around it, jostling for the best place, and reading their books while I prepare dinner.
Last week I discovered this beautiful prayer and I’ve made it my special Homewood… read more | 2 Comments