Sharing is easy when there are too slides! The playground is providing all kinds of practice at taking turns and using good manners for both kids. The little girl is Maggie, youngest daughter of Jennifer and Eric, Americans from Phoenix who live around the corner from us in Halswell. Jeremiah and Eric work in the same building, and the very first weekend we were at the new house they invited us over for a hot soup dinner (it’s winter here, remember). You’d think that here in a new country we’d be all about meeting Kiwis, but actually it’s really great to have American friends. It’s funny how comforting it is to complain about the high prices and crumby housing with someone who understands…..but we also do some constructive appreciation of good Kiwi things. Hum, let me think….. I’ll get back to you on the good things once I make a list.