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 28477

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.
              We are having a rather nasty wintry storm system moving up the country at present. It has already dumped significant snow in many parts of the South Island and is now moving towards us.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28471

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.
             At present our country is swarming with people wearing red clothing, often travelling in motor-homes and drinking lots of beer. They all seem to be behaving themselves and are very welcome.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28465

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.
            It feels good to be back to writing the Wednesday blog after our most enjoyable mid-winter break in Australia. Thanks Shropshire Lad for so ably filling in for us.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28441

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.
           This time next week we will be on our way to Australia so there will be someone else doing the Wednesday Hints and Tips for the next three weeks.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28435

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.
          We might be on the other side of the world but we still feel deeply moved and saddened by the horrendous events in Manchester.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28429

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.
         While several of you have been having fun at the George in London, we have been remembering that it is exactly two years since we were at the same gathering and met so many people from the world of cryptics.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28423

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.
        Last weekend was the start of the duck shooting season here so the estuary and bird sanctuary near us is more crowded than it is for the rest of the year.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28417

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.
       Winter has arrived here. A cold blast from the South has been enough to persuade us that a cosy wood fire in the evenings is a good idea and we have lit one on the last few nights.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28411

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.
      Just one Kiwi on blogging duty this week. We have both been away in Wellington assisting with our daughter’s house moving. This was completed yesterday without too much drama (it was only a short distance so multiple car trips achieved most of it) and I came home last evening.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28405

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.
     The 2K household is a very busy place at present so this blog was put together in bits and pieces interspersed with other activities.… Read More