Thursday, October 19, 2006

A year gone by

It is a year since Diana went to New Zealand. And how bad a mother am I that I can't be sure it was the 18th or the 19th. One of them anyway. What a year it has been for her. She has moved to a new country and new city, with 2 new jobs and new friends. She has settled so well, and just loves where she lives and the challenge of building a life somewhere different. She does tend to leap into life, if you know what I mean, and our loss is certainly NZ's gain. She loves the beauty of NZ and being so close to the sea, and she has a car, aka the Brown Rocket, and the confidence to get out and explore. I know there are times when she feels very far away, but there is the miracle of modern technology to help. Messenger, Skype, text messages, and email. And cheap calling rates. So we have been able to stay in touch and see and speak to each other.

I miss her dreadfully, of course, but she is in the right place for her. Having her home earlier this year was wonderful, but short, and not under the most ideal of circumstances, but seeing her was so great. So, happy NZ anniversary, Diana! We love you very much.

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