April 20, 2008

You Are My Sunshine: A Tribute to Gran by Joy Guidi

Today was gran’s funeral service in Florida. My sister Joy and her husband David flew down from San Francisco earlier this week to be with my mom and dad and uncle. It’s strange to be so far away and not be able to be present with the rest of the […]
April 17, 2008

In Memoriam: Antoinette “Nettie” Mastocciolo Santora, February 26, 1912 – April 12, 2008

It’s a sad week for my family and I as our dearly beloved matriarch of the family, my grandmother, passed away last Saturday. She died peacefully in her sleep at the lovely age of 96. Although we knew her time was close and we’d had months to prepare (she’d fallen […]
March 25, 2008

We’re Definitely Indefinite: Getting our IRRV’s, March 2008

March 2 marked a big milestone for us as it was our 2 year anniversary in New Zealand. Why is this so significant you may ask? We migrated to New Zealand with Permanent Residency (PR) status under the Skilled Migrant category. If we never ever wanted to leave the great […]
February 18, 2008

Destination: Kiwiburn08, Feb 1-4, Whakamaru Domain

Whoa. It’s been a week since we left the festival and the mind reels. What just happened? Who would have thought that Kiwiburn could have been better than last year? It was. Wow. Kiwiburn07 was pretty darn good – many of us felt the event achieved the essence of Burning […]