good times in small towns

Old-timey cinemas… and the shop of the ‘OP’ … …where the kind lady who runs it is trying to find the person who didn’t get the full dinner-set… But you are a city-slicker nowadays and where you get the most excited is when a cafe unexpectedly reminds you of Wellington…you suspect the coffee won’t be as … Continue reading good times in small towns

free nature mandala*

*those of you who are ancient like me, might get the bad pun in the title… I love mandala. I often make little ones out of windfalls and flowers, in my backyard or when I’m out and about. I love the idea of art that sits there until the weather scatters it off in all … Continue reading free nature mandala*

the drought breaks and with it my rage and I farewell the tomatoes

It’s been raining a good few days now – after nine weeks without rain, this wet stuff falling from the sky seems a miracle. How quickly the garden wakes up, too. From desperate and dusty, to enlivened, greening…drinking it all in… Just as well, because I was getting major ‘drought-rage’. What’s drought-rage? Drought-rage is walking … Continue reading the drought breaks and with it my rage and I farewell the tomatoes

Rosy cheeks

I got a horrible cold last weekend. One of those ones where your bones ache and your eyes run and you fill a bag with tissues in a few hours and you go hot then cold then hot then cold…for a couple of days I drank only miso soup and honey/lemon/ginger drinks, and felt pretty … Continue reading Rosy cheeks