25 Years Away from NZ

Our family left New Zealand on December 5, 1980. Mum and Dad were together then, and we kids were 4 teenagers. None of us had ever left NZ. We flew across to Perth, West Australia to settle in a place with more sun and a new life. VERY exciting. Everything was new. I still remember the music we listened to on the plane (Kenny Rogers) and the warm wind hitting our face as we walked onto the runway. There was a patch of grass next to the plane and my dad I walked over to put our feet on it . . . to really TOUCH it.

Its one of the best memories I have. There have been many times when I bring my family into a new country and I hype it up right before we enter and make it a big deal. Maybe sometimes I am trying to renew my own memory of Dec 5th. Or helping my kids to make a memory like mine.

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Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.

1 Comment

  • Liam Byrnes says:

    Thats a really cool, memory….I have distant memories like that, so full of nostalgia.
    Thanks for the Hammett posts too, found them really thought provoking.

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