Category: Home-grown

All that broccoli – a heads-up!

Isabel Allende, the renowned Chilean-American novelist, has a revulsion for broccoli so visceral that it makes her sick to the stomach. I searched in vain for her throwaway line to that effect, but it...

Chipped, Cracked and Broken

Glancing at where the eggs had been laid, the children’s game ‘Chipped, Cracked and Broken’ came to mind. We were back home after a few days visiting family in Auckland. The two grandchildren, eight-year-old...

net worth

June’s brows like bended bows do stand, Threatening with piercing frowns to kill All that attempt with beak or claw Those sacred berries to come nigh, Till “Berry-ripe” themselves do cry. (Apologies to Thomas...

The Old Shed

… while our subconscious mind is inclined to frame events in ways that trigger negative emotions, we can substantially undermine that tendency by consciously reframing events. We can, for example, think of our lives...

Lemons and feijoas down south

A citrus grove: mandarins, lemons, limes, grapefruit, oranges; revelling in sub-tropical abundance as we ambled and ate our way through a tiny slice of paradise; our two young children gorging themselves on mandarins, sitting...

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