Tracy Carter

Tracy Carter

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Favourite quote –
The sole purpose of a child’s middle name is so he can tell when he’s really in trouble.

Tracy was born in South Africa and spent most of her childhood being carted hither and thither around the globe by her parents. As a result, her accent is unplaceable and she has no sense of direction. She paused for a decade or two in Canada to complete her schooling and then trotted off again on another overseas adventure.

Barely a fortnight after returning from her solo odyssey, Tracy pulled up a spare keg at an Irish pub and sat next to a handsome young man sipping green suds (yes, it was St.Patrick’s Day!). This young man would turn out to be her future husband, Tim (and at last we arrive at the kiwi part of the equation!).

Tracy and Tim – dynamite together (TnT) – married in 2001. Preferring the excitement of spending all their money on international moves and secondhand furniture to being ordinary, settled adults, TnT left Canada for Tim’s native NZ, had two sons, and returned to Canada (during which time they added another two sons to the mix). Fearing that this trend of moving and increasing their brood would never end, they returned to settle (properly this time) in Auckland in 2014 – and they hope that their family is now complete. Having purchased new living room furniture, it’s not looking likely that they’ll be going anywhere anytime soon.


Favourite naughty snack: A full Devonshire tea (go big or go home)
Favourite quote: “The sole purpose of a child’s middle name is so he can tell when he’s really in trouble.”
Contact: 020 422 7837 or tracy@grapevine.org.nz