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What we've been up to lately...

December 2015

* Cambridge
* USA and Sydney


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December 2014

* USA and Mexico
* Rotorua

* the Mythbusters

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December 2013

* Hawaii
* Helicopters

* Rihanna Concert

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December 2012

* Orlando
* Club Med

New York
* San Francisco
* New Brother

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December 2011

* Skiing
* Katy Perry Concert

Gold Coast!

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December 2010

* Disneyland
* Las Vegas
* San Deigo

Santa Monica!

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December 2009

* Rennovations
* School
* Fiji


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December 2008

* School Prize Giving
* Veggie Garden
* Skiing


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   You can now leave a message for Sonia...

  My battle with Breast Cancer - My regular diary page for friends and family          

  Click here to see my 6 minutes of fame (On TV3's Campbell Live News)!

Saturday 23rd December 2006 9.00am - Sonia's battle is over.......

A walk down Memory lane...


June - August 2006
(Lovely Fiji! The monster continues to rear its ugly head! Paul's 40th birthday bash... Other recent fun happenings!)

March - May 2006
(The girls birthdays - and Lydia's first day at school... The monster returns :o/ !!! Brent's impressive latest carpentry achievement! Megan and Hilton's wedding...)

Late December 2005 - Early March 2006
(Richard and Michelle's Wedding... Our latest boating adventure... Our bathrooms project - Stage Two finally (almost) complete! Bye bye chemo!)



October - Early December 2005
(Our upstairs bathrooms are all finished! Sonia's already halfway through chemotherapy. Our beautiful girls)
May - September 2005
(Our Monarch butterfly project was a great success! Our exciting new bathroom project (we're overhauling all 4 rooms!)
"The Big C" pays Sonia a visit, Our beautiful girls)
February - April 2005
(Our latest trip to Sydney. Lydia and Emily celebrate their birthdays. We've completed our latest garden makeover! Breeding monarch butterflies. Lydia and Emily's progress)
July 2004 - January 2005
(Our latest garden projects... Our "Summer" weekend... Christmas 2004 and New Years...
Our New Years holiday at the bach... A trip out on the new boat)
March - June 2004
(Our house gets an extreme makeover! Our latest trip to Sydney,
3 new baby boys join our extended  family)
December 2003 - Early March 2004
Our big front garden makeover, Emily's 1st Birthday, Lydia and Emily's progress)




September - December 2003
Fiji, Emily and Lydia's latest achievements, Coffee group Christmas party)
April - August 2003
(Emily's early months, new roof stage 1, Lydia's progress, Sonia's exercise drive)
January - March 2003
(Emily's birth, Lydia's birthday, Our new deck and playgym, Lydia's new dollshouse
October - Early December 2002
(Our Fiji holiday, Lydia's new room, Boardwalk update and new deck plans, Zack's birth)
July - Early September 2002
(And baby makes 4, Our trip to Sydney, Lydia sees the Wiggles in concert)
April - June 2002
(At the zoo, Boardwalk project, Our second wedding anniversary, Lydia's progress)
February - March 2002
(Lydia's Birthday, Lance & Pers' wedding, Liam's Birth, Lydia's week of fame)
December 2001 - February 2002
(Xmas 2001, Holidays at the batch, boardwalk project, Lydia's progress)
October - December 2001
(Backyard challenge, Family Tree research, Lydia's progress)

July - September 2001
(Trip to Brisbane, Family Pics, New front garden)

April - June 2001
(Life with Lydia, Out and about)
March 2001
(Lydia's birth, Alan & Nicki's wedding)
December 2000 - February 2001
(Waiting for baby, Owen & Jo's wedding, home improvements, Fishing)

October - November 2000
(Katie's birth, Babies on the way, Our new house)
July - September 2000
(Baby makes 3, The new car and house, Erin & Tim's wedding, Robert in Herald)
May 2000
(Our wedding day, Our honeymoon)
March 2000
(Donna & David's wedding, Holiday in Queenstown and walking Milford Track)

Friends and family

Picture Gallery
Click on here to see some of our favourite photos - and see our friends and family having fun

Coffee Group
Meet all the little members of our Coffee Group!

Kiddies Page
Some of our friends and relatives' little treasures

Sonia's Family Tree research

Family Tree
This page shows some of the information we have on our ancestors (of the families Bowmaker, Quiggin, Tyler-Davies and Simpson) from Sonia's family tree research including stories and photos. It also links you to Sonia's more extensive Family Tree website.

Sonia's Work History

A summary of my Career Achievements
I had a wonderful and interesting career before becoming a full-time mum!

This website was last updated 22 December 2013

Sonia Bowmaker