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Imaginings

Patricia Wrede is a writer of witty YA fantasy and a blogger about the writing life. She specialises in sensible advice for the novice. Her latest post is about the power of personal stories and dreams to shape our sense … Continue reading

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Home Again, Home Again, Jiggetty Jog…

We are back in Wellington. I’m sad to leave Dunedin, but pleased to be back in my house. My garden is looking a little decrepit – I don’t think it’s rained much for the past week or so – but … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas All

Petra slept in until 8am and woke with a smile to tell me that she’d been having Christmas dreams in which Santa came down the flue for the woodburner to put presents on everyone’s stomachs as they slept. She was … Continue reading

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Christmas in Christchurch

I’m down here in Dunedin enjoying the warmth and wrapping presents but things are more fraught in Christchurch. There was a cluster of earthquakes yesterday afternoon – a 5.8, a 6.0 and a couple of others that were just over … Continue reading

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The Drive Into Summer

We spent four wonderful days in Twizel soaking up some honest to god summer, complete with clear blue skies, scorching sun, and mostly no wind. T-shirts and shorts were all the clothing we required and it was beautifully hot from … Continue reading

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Dunedin

Is a lovely place. We’ve shopped, had hair cuts, visited with all and sundry, hung out in cafes, and Travis and I snuck off yesterday for a wander around the university campus. The weather has not been stellar, but while … Continue reading

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Russell Hoban

Russell Hoban obituary. Russell Hoban died yesterday. I loved his Francis books when I was a child, and Petra enjoys them now. And Riddley Walker might be my favourite book ever. It remains the only book I loved so much … Continue reading

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