Clemency’s Poem

As we get ready for a new school year here in New Zealand I came across this poem that Clemency wrote last year at school and thought I would share it.

Magic Box

I will put in my box
a single sparkling scale from a silvery swimming fish
a sad sketch of a scared son
a monkey from the Himalayas wearing high-heels
I […]

Last Day of School for 2010

Last Day of School for 2010, originally uploaded by Craig vR.

It is now the end of the school here in New Zealand and the start of the Christmas, New Year and Summer break all rolled into one. The weather has been great this December with already a few trips to the school pool under our […]

Elmwood Y3 Swimming


Got back into the swimming photography with advent of Clemency’s Y3 Swimming Carnival. Here is a selection of shots from the fun and games (not quite the same high standard as the Irvine Swim League) with the 7 year olds in Clemency’s year.

Clemency did pretty well coming in 3rd in her two races, the […]

Hadley started school today

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First day back at school for the kids and another milestone as Hadley heads off for the first time to school.

He is starting year 1 at Elmwood with Clemency and cousin Luke.  He is in room 5 and his cousin is in the room right […]

Clemency Back to School

Clemency Back to School-4, originally uploaded by Craig vR.

Clemency started back at school today in Christchurch. She is going to Elmwood School in Merivale where her cousin Luke also goes. She has a new uniform, which is “disgusting” according to Clemency, and she was a little apprehensive about a new class full of kids […]