Celebrations

It’s that time of year, I know. Celebrations abound. This year we had to make some decisions to prioritise which celebrations to focus on, because we knew that we can’t do it all. So, for one, would we celebrate our … Continue reading

Every new season

Every new season offers something new, something you may have forgotten from the year before. Signs of what has been dormant, quietly sustaining itself, waiting for the right time to explode in colour, life and show. It’s a good reminder … Continue reading

Full Bloom

Sometimes it takes a really harsh cut back to return to bloom. This series is in honour of my mother-in-law Liz, who bravely pruned our roses for us when she was last here – and was a little worried she’d … Continue reading

The Baker that got baked

My great great uncle was murdered and eaten by cannibals. 1867. In my recent trip to Fiji I stayed with direct descendants of the Chief who killed and ate him. This part of my family history seems to reverberate through … Continue reading

Spring returns

With Spring’s return this year, I was laid up in bed with some kind of cold/flu thing that prevented me from standing for more than a few minutes at a time. Days later, when I merged myself back into the … Continue reading