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- Rosie Boom
For those of you who have enjoyed The Barn Chronicles I thought I’d do a wee update on the barn. Ever since we moved out of it we’ve had friends or family living there. My brother Peter and his wife Raewyn have just moved out – they lived there for over a year while helping us care for Mum before she died. Since becoming vacant I’ve had a… read more | 2 Comments
Thought I should post some pics of my amazing time in China. It was a very busy time – we hit the ground running and had visited four cities in five days…Shanghai, Kunshan, Nanjing and Beijing. I got quite sick in my last week unfortunately but still managed to visit the amazing Summer Palace, the Forbidden City and of course the Great Wall. Even managed to get a few inches read more | 2 Comments
In less than two weeks I’m heading with a friend to go to China for a fortnight. We’re going to be talking with lots of mums to encourage them in their parenting. I’ve been trying to make sure all my ebooks are up and running – too tricky trying to take a whole lot of books with me!
I’m really looking forward to meeting the people and also seeing… read more | 1 Comment
Some good news today. Where the River Rises has just been named a finalist in the 2014 Australasian CALEB Children’s Book Award. That means each of the four books in The Barn Chronicles has either been a winner or a finalist in the awards.
Today was the first year anniversary of Dad’s death. I can hardly believe it. John came up from Auckland and we four siblings had a wonderful lunch at Reva’s at the town basin – a place where Dad loved to go and look at the boats.
Then we went to the grave. What a beautiful place Maunu Cemetery is – stone walls, huge stands of trees read more
Oh, wow! I’ve just watched Jules Riding and Katie singing Surrender on YouTube. Must confess I cried as I watched it.
I’ve realised I haven’t put anything on my website about my darling Eliza’s latest successes…only did it on Facebook. So I’ll just post the Facebook entries below here for those of you that are interested…
11 July 2014
Another wonderful day of beautiful music with two of my daughters in beautiful Christchurch…