Summer's here! Down in the depths of the Southern Hemisphere, that is. Yes, I know not the most profound statement to be made on this blog. Though we usually do sing out quite loudly even from rooftops most years when the month changes from December to January and then February. As the temperatures on land… Continue reading Cake Crumbs and Beach Sand
We, New Zealanders are not always known to feel comfortable singing our praises. Though there's one day a year when it's not just acceptable, we are expected, to do just that. February 6 this year marks the 179th anniversary of the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi). This "special" day is… Continue reading Waitangi Day
Weather of course! Every one of you thought it was the folk from the United Kingdom that talked more about the changeable weather. Didn't you? I beg to differ. Us down here in New Zealand we usually experience a few hot days, then back down to a shall we say "a more inviting temperature". Then… Continue reading What’s the Hot Topic in New Zealand this week?
Some life events leave us speechless for a little while. For me, one of those was turning 60. The number itself is absolutely daunting, and no more wriggle room to claim the high road of middle age. For me, 60 is not the new 40 as I have no desire to go backward. As a… Continue reading Thoughts on Turning 60
We have been back home in New Zealand for approximately three weeks. To say it has been hectic in a sort of organised chaotic way would be an understatement. Most of that time has had us shifting our "treasures". Though one of us kept referring to those treasures with a more descriptive word. A new… Continue reading Life at No.22 – Shifting In
On a changeable spring day Our shoes disturbing the surface Earthy dusty soil and intoxicating pollen As the soft breeze brushes past us and fills the air. Our senses are engulfed The ground is white with fallen blossoms, Busy bees have done their job. Clouds open up The smell of rain A freshness scent similar… Continue reading Countryside Scents in Spring
"The compulsion to see what lies beyond that far ridge or that ocean —or this planet— is a defining part of human identity and success." While most people are content to find an oasis or perhaps another slice of paradise to escape their daily grind for a few weeks of the year. There are others, like… Continue reading Wired to Travel