Category Archives: Taradale

June 21, 2014 … solstice sunshine

Yesterday morning, my windscreen was misted up on the outside, so naturally I turned my wipers on. Instead of wet clear glass, I got that mocking dry rasp of rubber blades bouncing on ice. The clear blue sky in Taradale … Continue reading

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May 15, 2014 … in the not-so-sunny bay

Napier was not living up to its sunny reputation. The motel in Taradale is very pleasant, and the first thing I saw outside the window was this decoratively displayed ruin of a farm cart. Despite the rotted wheel rims and … Continue reading

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April 21, 2014 … in sombre mood

As I write this, the Radio NZ Concert Programme is playing the 1812 Overture. We have just arrived home after our very hasty trip to Napier. Somehow the mood of Tchaikovsky’s beautiful¬†opening movements matches perfectly with my perception of the … Continue reading

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