We’ve less than a month now until we fly to the UK to live. Time seems to be speeding up and we have a countdown calendar attached to the wall. 28 days to go….Albie adorned it with stickers. I am especially enamoured with the four of us on the plane. What a happy wee whānau we are all lined up in our seats! We went to Taranaki, where I am from and where much of my family still live. A time for introductions and for the start of some goodbyes too. It is so beautiful there. Maybe one day we can return and our boys can grow at the ankles of the great mountain Taranaki. I’d like that. The jolly selfish brute didn’t pop his head out of clouds the whole week we were there. We stayed in a cabin at the beach. Visited people and took Albie for a much needed walk on the beach each day. That makes him sound quite akin to a Labrador doesn’t it? He actually is – very interested in sticks, running and digging! Time is speeding away. Much like Albie on his scooter. Boy, does he whizz!