Sunday, July 23, 2017

The Lions Rugby Tour in NZ 2017

The Lions Rugby Tour in NZ 2017

The lions, (England) were touring New Zealand for the Rugby test series against the All Blacks. There were three tests plus other games held in different regions in New Zealand. The Lions won one  game the All Blacks won one game and on the final test it was a draw.


Makareta and Bridget are sitting in front of the poster advertising the Lions Rugby Tour.


Bridget and Makareta are standing by the weet-bix box that has the new box cover featuring the All Blacks. 

Bridget and Makareta are sitting on the weet-bix which shows what other side of the box looks like.


During the Rugby season Bridget and Makareta ate the new Whittaker’s chocolate, proud supporters of the All Blacks, with a special edition 250g block called The Full Eighty. It is made of creamy milk chocolate packed with cranberries, banana, protein puffs and peanuts. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Leticia B and Maddie Go To New Mexico

Leticia A and Leticia B are playing in the kowhai tree. This will be the last time they climb the tree and play because tomorrow Leticia B is flying to New Mexico.

Two Funky girls are playing with their dolls. Maddie blonde Funky tells Fay that she is flying to New Mexico tomorrow with Leticia B. Fay tells her she will be sad to see her leave Kowhai Corner.

The next morning at the airport Maddie meets Leticia B who is saying her last goodbyes to Leticia A. Leticia A is sad that Leticia B is going to New Mexico but understands Leticia B’s need to pursue her soccer desire in New Mexico.


The plane is ready to be boarded so the two girls walk together to the plane.



Goodbye Leticia B and Maddie. All the Groovy Girls and Funky girls hope you have a safe flight and a happy future.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Big Pink Fish

Celeste is walking her dog, Mustard with Siri who is walking Polly’s guide dog puppy.(Oops Celeste is walking the Labrador guide dog puppy and Siri is walking Mustard who belongs to Celeste.) Polly has the Labrador puppy for twelve months and then it will go back to the Guide dog association where they will do an assessment and train the dog so he can be paired with a blind person.



They are walking on a coastal road and the look over at the beach and they see a big fish that has been washed ashore. Siri passes the guide dog puppy’s leash to Celeste and runs down to the beach to see if she can help the fish.

Siri pats the fish on its side and it is unresponsive.


She climbs up onto the fish with some difficulty, because it is slippery, and kicks her legs on the fish. The fish tells her to go away. The fish is a mother fish and tells Siri that it saw its baby get pulled up out of the water on a fishing line and she hasn’t seen it since. She doesn’t want to live without her baby.


Siri slides off the fish and talks into her ear to encourage her to turn around and she will help push her back into the sea.Meanwhile Celeste is getting closer and the two dogs are barking with excitement to get close to the fish.


The fish sees and hears the dogs coming closer it does turn around to face the sea and Siri pushes it out to deeper water where it then puts its head down and swims out into the ocean. It can’t be seen so the girls believe they saved the fish.


Although it was the sight and barking of the dogs that scared  the fish that made it turn towards the sea.What great team work between the girls and dogs.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Ginny Photos 2017



Rosa and Julie are helping on a flower cart for their friend who sells the flowers.







Joanne and friend are listening to a Suzanne Prentice record called One Day at a Time. Joanne is writing down the words to the song One Day at Time as they repeatedly play just that song to get all the words.


African Ginny has brought the baby giraffe a drink of water.


Friday, March 31, 2017

Groovy Girls Photos 2017


Selia hopes all the readers of this blog have a very happy year in 2017.



Kalvin is wearing a Brazil soccer shirt.




Janisse and Trini went to a surprise donuts theme birthday.


These three groovy girls have had a bath and are now pegged on the line to dry.




L & P have a new flavor, Sour Lemon. Trissa has set the cups out for the other groovy girls to have a drink.

If you like Groovy Girls Dolls look at the postings on Kowhai Corner Google Plus.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Kalvin and William

Kalvin has been keeping out of the way of the other girls that have arrived at Kowhai Corner Groovy Girls Accommodation Centre.

One day he went to an open day at Hockin House, a historical house, where there was a display of string puppets and a puppet show where some of the characters did a performance.He is glad he is not controlled by strings. 

Most days he is outside kicking the soccer ball about and practicing other hand skills.

He has met a friend, William, who is a rugby fan although they like different sports they have become good friends. William is short for his age.

 William tells Kalvin that he is going to have an operation to help him reach his right height.

William is scared of the operation because he doesn’t know just how well it will go. Kalvin encourages William that he will be here waiting for him to return and will like him no matter what height he will be when he sees him again.


Two weeks later Kalvin has heard that William has had his operation and is still in hospital recovering. Kalvin decides to go and visit him in hospital and takes with him William’s rugby uniform that he loves wearing so much.


William asks for his clothes and puts them on. He lies on top of the bed and asks William to lie on the floor along side of him so he can see how much taller he is.
Wow! They are both surprise how tall the operation has made William. He is now as tall as Kalvin. They will have a lot of fun playing and kicking the ball when William comes home.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Fourteen Groovy Girls Arrive to Live at Kowhai Corner





 Polly and Elsa have started sewing clothes for the Groovy Girls that are coming to live at the Accommodation Centre. Polly and Rie were expecting Flossie to call in at the Groovy Girl Accommodation Centre at Kowhai Corner at 9 am. It is now after 10 am and outside the sun is shining brightly.



 They look out the window and decide to go outside to sunbathe while it is sunny. They are feeling rejuvenated by the sun when they hear Flossie's truck arrive. Flossie sits on the block fence with Georgia her dog and reads out the list of dates and times of the arrival of the Groovy Girls arriving in the next few days.


Flossie and gives Polly the list and tells her she will be back in an hour with Kali and Kassidy. 



Polly grasps and both quickly sit up and put their dresses on and discuss what they will sew next.


Elsa goes into the storage room to get some material and patterns. Polly is behind the sewing machine when she hears a knock and two happy voices.


Elsa welcomes Kali and Kassidy in and Polly can see at least these two girls have pants on. Kali and Kassidy say they would like to have a bath.  Elsa takes them to the bathroom.



Polly tells Kali and Kassidy that their clothes will be ready to put on when they have finished having their bath.



Polly gives Kali the dress Kalvin wore when he first arrived while he was waiting for his clothes to be made but she won’t tell Kali that. She gives Kassidy a skirt and top to wear. Polly tells the girls she has no shoes for them to wear but will get a pair each for them. The girls put their given clothes on and go outside and relax before they have their evening meal.


The next morning Kendra and Lillian are at the Kowhai Tree waiting for Leticia to arrive. They have a drink of water and some hot chips which they brought with them.


They hear a rustling noise and look up and see Leticia above them in the tree. She climbs down the tree and the three walk together to the Groovy Girls Accommodation Centre.



The last girl to arrive this week is Rachel. She has flown from the UK and had a stopover in Paris for a few days before continuing her journey to Kowhai Corner Groovy Girls Accommodation Centre. Rachel has brought a chair sleeper and  a poster of Paris with her.
The Groovy Girls have had a great weekend getting to know each other and are excited to hear eight more Groovy Girls arrive on Monday.



On Monday morning Siri, Trini, Verity and Janisse arrive. Flossie confirms to Polly that she is going to pick up the last four girls at two o’clock.


Flossie brings Trissa, Oki, Gwen and Selia to Kowhai Corner just in time for afternoon tea.