Category Archives: Avalon

June 4, 2015 … Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui

People who choose to¬† live somewhere are often more fervent in their support than those who were born there. I am a Wellingtonian by choice, and I proudly claim it as my city, my home. I am not referring to … Continue reading

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May 9, 2015 … clutching at straws

It was one of those days. The ones when nothing seemed to happen, and when the clock ran out on me before I had anything useful. Early morning (relatively speaking) hinted at a something in pale grey. In the late … Continue reading

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January 16, 2014 … making the best of brief moments

Despite the theoretical freedom bestowed by retirement, civilisation (living and interacting with others) imposes a lot of constraints. Don’t get me wrong, I do not seek to break those links. As a retiree, I can get up later than I … Continue reading

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November 25, 2013 … I doubt, therefore I might be

Introspection time again. Occasionally I get asked why I persist in this photo-a-day thing when my grumbling indicates that it is often difficult, and even more frequently, unsatisfactory. This is day number 1,058. How long will I continue? And why … Continue reading

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October 30, 2013 … hobbled and handicapped

Crippled and in considerable discomfort, I could not really get out and about yesterday, nor indeed today. The blisters from the unaccustomed walking over the previous two days have forced me to walk on the balls of my feet, unable … Continue reading

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