September 3, 2012

In Memoriam: Hugo Guidi

On Thursday, August 30th, one week after dad’s passing, we held dad’s memorial service at St. Matthews Church in Lake Worth, Florida. We endured a long week of preparations and coordination:  visits to the funeral home to order prayer cards and flowers;  scheduling two priests, two interpreters, the singer, and […]
August 29, 2012

R.I.P. Hugo Guidi: April 20, 1931 – August 23, 2012

My dear sweet father passed away peacefully last Thursday, August 23rd, after a short illness with cancer. He was 81. I have been in Florida since July 23rd and have been blessed to been able to be with him during his last weeks of life. My sister, mom, and I […]
July 22, 2012

Winter Woofing, July 6 – 12, 2012

We recently finished up another week of woofers with a great crew of young gals from the States:   Jess and Jessie from Atlanta, GA, and Chelsea from Reno, NV. I was excited to have woofers again after our brief hiatus due to our May stateside trip.  Three gals meant that […]
July 3, 2012

First Month of Winter – Brrrr: June 1 – 30, 2012

Winter has set in early this year and it’s felt particularly cold and dreary here in Christchurch. It’s been especially hard to re-acclimate after spending a month in Vegas’ and Florida’s warm climate where shorts, tanks, and bathing suits were the norm. As a result, we’ve been moving quite slowly, […]