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The latest books and happenings, and the general comings and goings of Rosie and the Boom Family.

Eliza Wins Dame Malvina Major Aria

Eliza and I have just had six wonderful days in Christchurch together. She was competing in the singing competitions, which culminated in the Dame Malvina Major Aria Competition on Monday night. It was a fantastic night of music and song. And then we had the thrill of hearing Eliza being named as the winner! Great celebrations!

Whangarei soprano wins Christchurch Aria

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 2:45 pm

Renovation Madness

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It has been way too long since I wrote a post here. If I’m not careful it’ll shrivel up and die from neglect. I have however been posting regular updates on my Facebook page…

This new year has kicked off in wonderful fashion with plenty of action. We’ve had hundreds of visitors (literally), bought a derelict old bungalow read more | 1 Comment


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 | 3 Comments


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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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!!


Katie’s 33 Km Shoeless Walk

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I want to tell you about my daughter Katie, and the long walk she’ll be making on Sunday 15th May. As many of you know she has been barefoot now for three and a half years. Her heart was moved by the needs of the children she met in Cambodia, and since then she has been raising money to send 1000 children to school… read more | 2 Comments


Welcome to 2016

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It’s been a while since I wrote anything on my website I’m afraid…life has been full and busy, with all the family home for the summer, lots of big celebrations and events out at our place, and quite a bit of travel.
But a new year has begun, and I’m looking forward to it! I hope you also had a wonderful Christmas… read more


My Heart Overflows now available!

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I’m thrilled to announce that my latest book, My Heart Overflows, is now available on my online store. It contains 366 daily devotional thoughts. The daily readings reflect my thoughts and yearnings as a young woman, as I passionately tried to live my whole life in complete devotion to Christ. It records my personal spiritual journey  through disappointments, hardships, the call to the mission field and serving God in… read more