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Ducks in Paradise

It’s a wintery Sunday morning in Wellington. Windy, damp, and chilly. Petra’s still in her pajamas and kitties (which are slippers made by emu in Australia – they’re almost knee-high, wool-lined and trimmed, and they look like cats – if … Continue reading

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Winter Sounds

I just went outside in the dark to rescue Petra’s sheets off the clothesline. I couldn’t see much of anything (it’s dark by about 5:30 these days) but I could hear lots of evocative noises. The yells of children at … Continue reading

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On Sharing and Rain

Miss Petra’s an affectionate lass. She’s keen for cuddles and kisses, and if you’re not careful, licking. She likes you to taste the particularly good bits of her food. And she gets right in your face for conversation and hanging … Continue reading

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Life in Wellington

Google’s autocomplete offers some insight into the Wellington lifestyle. If you type in “Why is Wellington…” Google offers the following options: Why is Wellington so windy Why is Wellington so boring Why is Wellington called Wellington Why is Wellington New … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season to…

…put on a costume, drink a lot, and make your way to Westpac Stadium to drink some more and dance to bad music piped through dodgy sound systems. While in the background a rugby 7’s tournament takes place. It’s a … Continue reading

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Whatever the Weather

Wellington really turned on the charm today. It’s a truly beautiful city when the sun comes out and the wind dies down, with its huge harbour and the white and red houses perched on the sides of the steep, bushy … 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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