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I'm a retired accountant, ex civil servant, now enjoying a life full of interesting hobbies and pursuits.
I've been married to the same beloved since 1957; we have four married children, 3 m and 1 f, with 10 delightful grandchildren ranging in age from 8 to 21.
Like many Kiwi families our children are scattered, with one family living outside Paris, one in Sydney, Australia, one in Palmerston North, NZ and one 17 minutes talk away in the Upper Hutt area.
Both my ancestors and those of my beloved were among New Zealand's early settlers with the first arriving around 1830. They came from England, Ireland and Scotland and we are proud of our heritage. We are keen genealogists, and enthusiastic grandparents. We are lucky enough to travel a little and belong to Servas, a worldwide travel fellowship. Enough for the moment.


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