December backblog

It was the run-up to Christmas, and school holidays and our first december horse-race, organized by our association. The girls were practicing for the school concert.
Heimana, a blossoming star, even seems to be enjoying herself on stage!
Matotea concentrates before the performance
Matotea got a quick trip to Tahiti (and mum went along too and got to visit tattie Tracey, yippee!) for a medical check-up, but also had time to take-in the Christmas village and lights at Papeete's townhall!
Viriamu was busy putting the finishing touches on his first horse-cart, it was quite a hit with the kids on the day of the race, though sadly heavy rain made the whole thing a bit of a washout - but even so the race went ahead as planned.
In true form, Viriamu's horse won the heat (below), but hurt it's leg and wasn't able to run in the final - so Viriamu continues to seek his elusive race win!