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Some of you may know that I’m in New Zealand for two weeks with my mother to visit her partner of 13 years who’s health is seriously failing. A mission both poignant and emotional. As you can imagine, there is little time for blogging, however, perhaps a few pictures of this beautiful country, taken on an earlier visit, might brighten your day. The story of how my mother came to have a partner half way around the world deserves a post of its own 🙂

NZ Punga tree NZ 1 Kauri Cliffs Gannets - mother and chick NZ mountains north island Volcanic mountain used for Lord of the Rings Maori totem pole Geyser Maori village NZ bubbling mud North island geyser