It seems appropriate to start this blog with this little group of people. From left to right we have Izzie and Georgia Kerby (Nigel's twin daughters), me (Vicki Slade), Nigel Kerby and Andrew Eman (my son). The photo was taken on October 12th, 2012 on the occasion of the wedding of Nigel and Vicki. We had been together for nearly twelve years, so the 'kids' had pretty much grown up with each other, as we had all lived together (with the kids half-time with their other parents) since 2005.
Andrew's 22 and has been doing his own thing for four years now - not that that has stopped him moving 'home' a few times - but he's currently training to be an electrician.
Georgia (like Izzie, surprise, surprise) turns 19 in two months and is in her second year of university in Dunedin and is in a flat this year. She's all self-reliant too.
Izzie's working this year, after spending last year at uni in Christchurch, and is saving hard so she can travel to Europe next year.