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Book Corner – Ka Mate

Ka Mate – Travels Around New ZealandĀ  By Dan Coxon “Perfect for the long haul flight Down Under – an interesting, at times funny overview of New Zealand’s history and a peek into New Zealand’s secret treasures.” It’s strange reading about my home country, New Zealand, an odd feeling, a bitter-sweet mix of recognition and…

Photo a day July – Building

I studied it when I was fourteen, dressed in a black watch tartan tunic in one of New Zealand’s most exclusive girls’ schools. We learnt about Calleva, as we learnt about Rome, Eboracum, Carthage and Alexandria. Mythical places, they belonged to the fetid text books of a dead language. And yet, dead or not, I…

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Travelling to the sun

If you’ve been reading my blog for long, you probably already know that I’m a hothouse flower- I need sunshine and warmth, like a desert needs the rain, and the local English folk need English breakfast tea, preferably by intravenous drip. Blame it on growing up in the South Pacific where although we enjoy sultry,…

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Photo a day July – Texture

It’s hard to photograph a texture, almost as hard as it is to describe a feeling. But this photo from my Englishman demonstrates the harsh rough bark of a tree, on which two snails are attempting to make their way. I’ve not ever thought about it before but do snails feel? Can they feel the…

Photo a day July – letter

Better late than never eh? Here’s my #photoadayjuly entry for yesterday. I’ve always loved writing letters, hell I’ve always loved writing full stop and have wanted to make it my career since I was seven (with a few years off for wanting to be a nun, an airline attendant, and a nurse) and so I…

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