Sunday, February 22, 2015

some place like this

I'm on holiday until next week. I'll see you then.

Sunday, February 15, 2015


The Heroic Garden Festival was on this weekend. It's an annual charity event - a chance to support Hospice and to get to visit some interesting private gardens in the Auckland area.

It's nice to spend time in a garden but I'm not a gardener. A few succulents in a pot is my limit. Gardening is hard work. There's a great article here by Anne Wareham on that subject.

Watching (curiously) : Gardening with soul - a New Zealand documentary following a year in the garden with 90-year-old Sister Loyola at Island Bay, Wellington. Maybe she will inspire me.

Reading: The hundred-foot journey by Richard C. Morais.

Monday, February 9, 2015

long weekend

Last weekend was another long one with a public holiday on Friday. Each day was perfect - Friday on Waiheke Island visiting friends and walking the sculpture walk, Saturday at this small farm to celebrate a birthday, and Sunday with family. Three day weekends have to be one of the best things.
Reading: Shortcomings by Adrian Tomine

Monday, February 2, 2015


Finally the rain came - after nearly four weeks of glorious sunshine. But such a relief - it's been so hot and so humid.