Lombok Five-O

Just last week, school was out for JIS for the week, and in order to completely relax and enjoy each other’s company (as well as beautiful Indonesia!), the Eastwood-Reeds took what looked on the surface like a regular holiday to Lombok. The results, however, may surprise you…

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Take Me Home, New Zealand Roads…

For Winter break this year, the Eastwood family headed back to New Zealand for another South Island camping trip. The big difference this time… we had Mama!!! This was the first time that she had been to the South Island (ever), so it was really exciting for all of us. Rosie and I, being the responsible adults that we are, also were in charge of our own tent and gear, which made for loads of fun (mostly). Read on for the highlights of the trip…

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Summertime in Canada!

Well, well, well, folks, I’m back after 6 weeks in beautiful Canada, visiting with my family and doing some pretty cool things! This post highlights some of the best moments from my stay in Canada, from meeting my newest cousin to discovering an uncharted lake. Intrigued? Then read on…

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A West Javan Beach Holiday

We spent our Easter holidays this year on the beach in sunny West Java. We had loads of fun, and while it was a week of relaxing and taking it easy, there are still a lot of stories from our most recent adventure…

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Weekend Larks – Part 1: Soprano Saturday

Saturday started off with me getting up at 7:00 am to cycle off for track. The session was pretty easy: I only had to run an 800m time-trial and help time the 200m time trials. After that, I went and hung out at the library (which closed at 12:00, boo!) and then met up with Mama and Papa. At around 2:30 pm we all went and got changed out of our smelly cycling gear into our “good clothes” for the big event: Rosie’s choir concert!!! Because she takes the half-year long Girls’ Vocals course, Rosie is obliged to take part in the choir concert. At least one group from each education level performs.

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Selamat Ulang Tahun!

 Selamat ulang tahun means ‘happy birthday’ in Bahasa Indonesian, and yes, it was my birthday on the weekend. I officially turned 15 on Sunday the 12th, but celebrations started before that (after all, why wait?). Rosie had  a sleepover at a friend’s house on Friday night, and didn’t come home until Saturday afternoon, so Mama, Papa and I went to Ambassador Mall in Central Jakarta. It is our favourite mall ever, because it is basically a multi-story, upper-class flea market.

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Kiwi Kronicles – Part 3

The Eastwood family have left their campsite at Lake Hawea, and are now on the road to the highest mountain in New Zealand…

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Kiwi Kronicles – Part 2

Over the past week, the Eastwood family have been in their old home town of Island Bay, visiting friends and touring the city. It was a lovely week, full of kind people and fun times. But now the time has come to begin the 2nd part of the adventure: car camping on the South Island.When we last saw the Eastwood family, they were on the plane to Dunedin…

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