Category Archives: The human condition

The unexpected can be good or bad…

This week has seen the completion of a spot of interior decorating that had it’s genesis in some friends buying a new house a couple of years ago.  We went over to celebrate when they moved in, and immediately on … Continue reading

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On cleaning up and making space to be creative

It is not called Spring cleaning for nothing.  Truly, it is the season of new growth – weeds and all – and tidying up. I am trying to reduce the amount of stuff in our house.  He is doing heroic … Continue reading

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More on peas

I relented the other day and spent about $20 on some seeds and a plastic tray to grow micro greens. Those delicate little shoots are one of the ‘super foods’ jam packed full of the nutrients they think they will … Continue reading

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Dear Julia (Louis-Dreyfus)

Dear Julia One year ago today I was walking in the boots that you are currently wearing. What can I say to you, and all the other women diagnosed with breast cancer today, as I look back on the past … Continue reading

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Shortest Day, Longest Year

Here it is, the shortest day of the year.  In NZ of course we get through that before anyone else does.  So happy 21st of June, world.  Bang on time we are about to be hit with a winter storm … Continue reading

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Journeys, non-journeys and the madness that seems to be in us all

My idea of a journey is to decide where to go, plan how to get there, successfully arrive and return safely home. Life itself is sometimes referred to as a journey.  I question that.  No one has any certainty about how … Continue reading

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What now?

Haven’t we all played the ‘what if?’ game.  What if I won lotto?  What if I got a life-threatening illness?  What if I fell in love with a Prince?  Such fun, because of course we never think it is going … Continue reading

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