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Lazy Days of Summer

Travis has been back at work for a week, and Petra and I have spent our days just loitering around the house and in the garden. Right now, it’s lovely outside but Miss Petra is curled up in the beanbag … Continue reading

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Summer for One Day

Summer’s been a chancy affair in Wellington this year. But today was fabulous. The sun had that sharp feeling I associate mostly with the South Island. We all spent as much time outside as we could. Petra and Travis took … Continue reading

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On Returning to Dunedin

A couple of random thoughts 1) The dog days of summer inspire a vague melancholy in me that I never quite understood. But yesterday, my hairdresser said by way of apology for being late and introduction to his other client, … Continue reading

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New Zealand’s Christmas Tree

The pohutukawa trees are blooming all around Wellington. They’re a stunning sight – vivid red bottle brush flowers glowing against the bright blue summer sky and the dull greens of the surrounding trees. I’ve tried to take pictures but I … Continue reading

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It’s a Scorcher

The weather here has been amazing for the last couple of weeks. I had no real faith in the Wellington summer because it rained and rained and then rained some more when we first moved here. We had weeks of … Continue reading

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Summer

We had the first really warm day of spring/summer today.  Petra took the chance to get her gear off and run around naked first at our house and then at Nanny's house.  She's recently turned into a mini naturist and … Continue reading

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The View from up Here

We moved into our house on Boxing Day.  We haven't unpacked yet and we've got the bare minimum of furniture – a bed, a sofa, dining table and chairs, computer desk and chair.  And the house is so big that … Continue reading

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