Lockdown

It’s day three of this enforced lockdown, here in Snells Beach, New Zealand. The sun is on full display and it really is a beautiful day, beckoning the mixture of both cool and warm temperatures that are symbolic of Autumn. What an incredibly strange time we have found ourselves in. Sure, I was warning peopleContinue reading “Lockdown”

Welcome Back!

Hello and welcome back to my new website Sandisparklewilson.com! It’s been a while, life has been loud and plentiful and we are in a brand new decade – 2020. There’s been some personal changes, amongst other things, I’ve turned 50 this year, what a hoot! I’ve changed my eating and exercise, stopped dying my hairContinue reading “Welcome Back!”

Israel….My Story, Part 2

  I’ve really grappled with writing this part of the story.  Knowing there is a possibility that the people concerned may read this, I am trying to be as tactful as possible… Things weren’t right.  I was not being heard.  Even though there had been warnings about the trip to Israel and I was tryingContinue reading “Israel….My Story, Part 2”

Stephanui

And so here we are celebrating you, the wonderful glorious young woman Stephanie Dannella Alexandra Hornell! What a privilege and honour to be your Mumma, to be your friend and rival Unicorn admirer in this life! I’ve wanted to write about you for the longest time. but I couldn’t find the words. Today the wordsContinue reading “Stephanui”

Dance of Dawn

      A flock of birds fly by at break neck speed as the sound of a car alarm disperse the early morning calm. Engines humming as boats leave the shore to head out to fish the waters of the Hauraki Gulf. Large grey cottony clouds hover over the island of Kawau, the whistleContinue reading “Dance of Dawn”