1. Positive News…

Charmaine’s operation – 4 weeks ago, on 28 July 2021 – was successful. We are very grateful to the skilled medical team involved… Preparations.. As preparation for the operation., on Tanya’s initiative , we asked a special favour of  old friend and healer, Juliet Batten,  to help us face our anxieties. She gave each of […]

2. Lockdown Level Four..

So Covid is here again- and the much more infectious Delta variant too.  We have now been in Lockdown Level 4 for 2 weeks, and we have just heard that Auckland and Northland are likely to remain in Level 4 for a further 2 weeks, probably until September 15th, and maybe longer…? We’re very lucky […]

3. Sorting, Selling !

Lockdown 4 has of course forced us to change our “best made plans”  for sorting , selling and shifting house. Maria Salmon, our dynamic real estate agent, has suggested we let go of the idea of a full marketing program for our apartment after we had moved out in mid September, and is now suggesting […]

4. Another Uncertainty…..

Of course Covid could well affect the completion date of the new apartment blocks at Selwyn Village, too. They were due to be completed on 22nd November, but it is likely that if  Level 4 Lockdown is extended to four  weeks or more as suggested by the P.M. today, completion of Selwyn will be delayed […]

5. Bring on Summer Beside the Sea at Selwyn!

Because of Covid Lockdown Level 4, of course, we haven’t yet been able to have a look at the interior of our new Selwyn apartment – our viewing day last weekend was postponed .  But we did see a similar one before Lockdown, and we’re sure we’ll be  comfortable and happy in Apartment 532, on […]

1. A Rollercoaster Ride…

This rollercoaster ride of ageing continues for us in unexpected ways…both opportunities and challenges! Thank you to all the friends who sent feedback on our April Newletter- the most we’ve ever received in the 7 years of writing each month..  It was very uplifting for us. The good news is that we have signed up […]

2. An unexpected challenge..

Our unexpected challenge this month has been a medical one.  When Charmaine’s doctor sent her the notes from Auckland Hospital about her brain scan, she was relieved to find that there weren’t significant signs of Alzheimer’s plaques or vascular deterioration- her brain was pretty normal for her age, nearly 79.  But she was also shocked […]

3. Selling…

Once Charmaine has recovered from her operation we will start the process of  selling our lovely Apartment 301 in Isaac.  Although it would be great if someone turned up unexpectedly wanting to buy it as is, we recognise that is unlikely.  Much as we love the colour and vibrancy of all our furnishings and art […]