On Sunday, I celebrated the Summer solstice at a dear friend’s house in the country with about twenty other people. We shared a feast and then lit a big bonfire, drummed and danced, burned things in the fire we wanted to let go of, and set intentions for the year ahead… This week I am … Continue reading Summer solstice brings intentions for the coming year…
If there are any locals (Manawatu, New Zealand) reading – I am about to start this: Although I hope people will come every week – I am aiming to have each session work as an independent writing experience, so people might come to just one and get a good fix of inspiration, or come to each one … Continue reading Adventures in Writing! & adventures in hibernating
Sunday was winter solstice, Saturday the longest night. From here on in the days shorten, although we still have a lot of cold weather ahead! My friend Emma has posted about midwinter today HERE We were supposed to go to a big solstice potluck on Saturday, but we’d had a busy overscheduled week (and another this … Continue reading before the solstice, the longest night…
A couple of posts ago I was having a bit of a frazzled time of it and I asked (very unsubtly and in a way lacking in grace) for some nice snail mail….half-joking, not thinking much of the spontaneous appeal as it went from my typing fingers to the internet ether… …and I got some! … Continue reading gosh, thanks!
Last Friday the public collaboration phase of BLACK RIVER was launched…with a haka, a song and some morning tea. In this phase, people are invited to contribute writing (there are two typewriters in the space, plus lots of pens and paper) or visual art and they can immediately hang it, becoming part of the exhibition. … Continue reading black river / peoples’ river
I’m very inspired by World War Two imagery around Victory Gardens and Mend & Make Do campaigns. I’m also fascinated by the Land Girls / Womens’ Land Army, and the way WW2 changed work life for women in the West forever. I recently had a pile of WW2 social history books out of the library … Continue reading victory gardens / mend and make do
Black Doris did really well on Friday. She made me a little bit of cash and garnered many compliments on her fine appearance. Fun was had. * I’m having one of those times of life where the dial goes from ‘happily busy’ into ‘OVERWHELM‘ *cue obnoxious siren noise, flashing lights, general chaos* … When the … Continue reading old roses