(Because I can no longer buy fabulous coloured Roman Sandals due to the sad closure of the Douglas Sandals factory in Auckland, I buy black ones when I see them about and customise them. These ones I painted with silver glitter nailpolish for that ‘night sky on your feet’ feeling…) A week and a … Continue reading Hullo, you fullas.
Well, I’m not quite sure what happened to December except that life is full to over-brimming which is no bad thing! This is me ‘tucking’ the blog in for the year. I’m going to take a wee summer break from blogging so I can BE solidly in the moment offline and get all re-invigorated for … Continue reading Merry Holidays and see you in 2014.
(Look at these outrageous Dahlias – the ones Willoughby chose – they are so big and obnoxious and like a child’s drawing of the sun. I would NEVER have chosen them, and I love them.) I talk to myself a lot these days. I guess because I spend most days alone…and I’m good company! Little … Continue reading standing in an empty room, talking to myself
One way I can tell we had a mild winter, is that the nasturtiums I planted at the beginning of last summer didn’t die off. Nasturtiums are very frost tender and they usually die and wither over the winter when the frosts hit…but because the frosts didn’t kill them off, they have been partying hard-out … Continue reading a conquest, a battle, a victory…
Before I blather on about the launch of this fine, artisanally-produced book THIS IS WHERE YOU CAN ORDER ONE. GO ON. SUPPORT NZ POETRY AND INDIE-PUBLISHING. On the weekend, I attended my darling friend Maria McMillan’s (I wrote a bit about Maria HERE) book launch at the Aro Community Hall. This is her first book … Continue reading The Rope Walk is launched!
The residency is over. I’m all moved out of the flat and I handed the keys back in. I’ve been feeling a little flat this week – since I found out I got the residency last November, it was the thing I was looking forward to about this year….then suddenly I was there and doing … Continue reading same same, but different
I like the ‘nesting’ quality of winter. The retreat of it….withdrawing, restoring… I put more effort into meals, into keeping everyone warm, into creature comforts. I try to go a bit slower and breathe a bit deeper. I do yoga to keep warm, I tote a hot water bottle around the house….and I eat a … Continue reading take care
…a hungry man, is an angry man! I’ve taken to listening to a local Reggae-all-the-time radio station instead of National Radio. The mix of hardcore left politics, quirky christian imagery and a zen-like focus on simple pleasures (food, weather, love) is comforting to me. More comforting than the news, which, lets face it, is always … Continue reading him belly full, but him hungry…
Creepy bunny says… …but I would be lying if I were to say I felt the same. You see, we are into week 6 of the school holidays so, apart from one week of paid work, every day has been the weekend for a long time now. I am a bit jaded at this … Continue reading Links are boss
Friends of ours were staying in a bach at Waikanae beach and we visited them for the day. The bach belonged to a friend of theirs and was built by her Dad in the 1960s. The interior was fabulous and looked like it hadn’t been changed over the last 50 years, plus there were two … Continue reading beach house interior – 1960s, with a wartime flashback