Cross Country

Tyler had his cross country last week – his last one at primary school, ever! Last year he came 6th, which was his best result. His goal for this year was to beat last year’s placing, and he did it! He came 5th! Unfortunately it’s only the top 4 who go through to interschools, but […]

Crazy busy.

It’s the start of another school term, and this one is BUSY. Mostly as a result of all the sport my boys play. Term 1 was busy too, but with their summer sports (summer soccer, tag rugby and athletics) slowing winding down, there were a few weeks near the end where our schedules were pretty […]

Kiwi Kids Try!

Yesterday Tyler participated in the Weet-Bix Kids Tryathlon for the second year. He LOVED it last year, so there was no question that he would do it again this year (and every year to come). It’s an amazing event, so well organised and brilliantly run. The venue (Narrow Neck) is spectacular, and the weather yesterday […]

Giving it a Try!

Tyler has just had a pretty busy weekend — his first soccer game of the season, a hip hop class and his first ever Weet-Bix Tryathlon. Tyler is really into his cycling these days, riding his bike to and from school every day, and going on extra bike rides at the weekend with Rob. He […]


I have a dilemma, of sorts. Tyler, who has lived and breathed soccer for the past 5 years, wants to change codes. To rugby league (hold me (I am a rugby union girl)). He says, “but it’s just for one year … I’m never going to stop playing soccer … I LOVE soccer!!” So here’s […]

Effort pays off

Tyler finishes school tomorrow, but he received his end-of-year report last Friday. Straight A’s, above National Standards in writing and reading, at National Standards for maths, and best of all, the following comments from his lovely teacher: “Tyler is a cheerful, reliable and polite student. He has developed good time management skills and has made […]