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Iceland – ticking all the boxes

Following the success of Hayden’s PhD defence, we decided to have a family Christmas “somewhere exotic”. Think warm weather, tropical beaches and swaying palms. No, that is not exotic enough for this bunch. After much communication and research, the family … Continue reading

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Christmas Greetings 2013 from the Stainsby’s

This must be the 7th year that you have not received a Christmas card from the Stainsby’s. Instead we have vowed to provide a donation in lieu of buying the cards and postage stamps. As I look back on previous … Continue reading

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la Cavalcada de Reis Mags d’Orient (Three Kings)

The Three Kings (Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar in Catalan) visit children in Spain on the twelfth night of Christmas like Santa visits us on Christmas Eve. We joined the parade in Barcelona that welcomes the Kings on the eve of … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from Bruce & Thea

Our Christmas greetings come to you this year from Barcelona, where we have rented an apartment for a few months, as a base for our travelling. After an exciting year on the road we are finishing it with a trip … Continue reading

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Cleaning Up – 2010

 What happens when you are not rushing off to work every day? You notice that this could be cleaned and that could be cleaner and oh… look at that over there, it needs a dust. And so that was how … Continue reading

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Christmas letter 2009

It is a little after Christmas, but here is our Christmas letter… This will be a very different letter to the ones you have received over the last few years. For one it will be much shorter. [Thea: that didn’t … Continue reading

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Christmas preparations

It has been hard preparing for Christmas this year – just Bruce & me. This is the first Christmas we have truely been on our own. But Dotty has gone, Matt is in the Middle East, Phil has Krysti & … Continue reading

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