Category Archives: Food

January 26, 2019 … missed opportunities

The week just ended was an odd one. I had a lot of opportunities that, in my assessment, I failed to use to best advantage. I think I need to take more time at each site and each opportunity. I … Continue reading

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February 23, 2016 … and now it has gone

Time slips through the fingers. Before I know it, it’s nine days since my last blog. I must set myself an automated reminder to ensure regular action. Nevertheless, I remain convinced that the decision to abandon the daily commitment was … Continue reading

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December 26, 2015 … a day to treasure

Christmas Day in Wellington, 2015 was one to treasure. It was fine, warm, and clear. We had family gathered, and held those who couldn’t make it in our hearts. All six grandchildren were with us for brunch , as were … Continue reading

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November 5, 2015 … breeding plumage

On my way to lunch, I chose the route that gave me a view¬† of the harbour. Brown silt from the swollen Hutt River coloured the harbour and made Matiu/Somes and Mokopuna islands stand out. Suddenly, between them was a … Continue reading

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June 20, 2015 … sweet and sour

The mid-winter solstice is almost upon us. Logic suggests that as the days get longer after that,¬† the weather should improve and summer is on its way. Experience, however, dictates that there is an elasticity to the season. The weather … Continue reading

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June 16, 2015 … desperation on the artistic front

These days happen every so often. I achieved little yesterday, and my muse was conspicuously absent. I have a friend who reads this blog and whom I visited yesterday. Be assured this dry spell is in no way related to … Continue reading

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February 7, 2015 … seeking a new point of view

Occasionally, I seek new viewpoints. Yesterday I followed a string of back roads around Hataitai until I came to a spot overlooking Kilbirnie. It was an odd point of view looking into the back of houses that were familiar enough … Continue reading

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