Author Archives: 2Kiwis

As our avatar and pen name indicate we are both New Zealanders born and bred. Although our ancestry is British and Scottish, three of our parents were also born in NZ and the fourth emigrated here as a young man in the 1920s.

We are both in our early seventies, have been married a long time so must be pretty used to each other by now. We have three adult children and six grandchildren.

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28351

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.
The komplication with the Ks kontinues. Yesterday we had a different 2Ks writing the blog and today we just have 1K instead of the normal twosome.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28345

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.
We have just had a holiday long-weekend here for Waitangi Day. February 6th 1840 was the date of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi which is recognised as the founding document of our nation.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28339

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.
The beginning of February always means the start of a new school year in this part of the world. We have been particularly aware of it this year as four of our six grandchildren have started at new schools.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28333

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.
It is hard to find anything positive to say about the weather we have been having during the last week. It has been cold wet and windy.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28327

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.
It is Agapanthus flowering time. A reminder to us that a whole year has passed since we had a much enjoyed visit from Kath and Chris.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28321

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.
Jay had us scratching our heads for a little longer than is often the case and, as usual, we found plenty to enjoy in the puzzle.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28315

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.
Our first post of 2017 so Happy New Year everyone.
Our Pohutukawa trees now have a carpet of red underneath them. Their spectacular Christmas display is only short-lived and the trees do not even observe the usual custom of waiting for Twelfth Night to remove their decorations.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28309

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.
We are  home again now after living a nomadic existence for the last couple of weeks visiting various family members. It’s good to be back on familiar territory, and not having to cope with all the mad holiday traffic.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28303

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.
Today’s blog comes from Wellington where we are staying for a few days looking after eight year old grandson Sam. Sam says Hi to everyone.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28297

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.
Another Wednesday, another Jay puzzle. They do seem to come around quickly and we always look forward to them. Out the window we can see that it is raining again.… Read More