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Our stone pears: pt. 2

And when it comes to regionalism, such has long appealed to me, and doesn’t ensure insularity. I like it for its distinctiveness; and if you want to be a writer, be someone distinctive, you’d...

Our stone pears: pt. 1

For a couple of years there, twenty or so years back, Peter and Jan lived down the road in an old house on a few acres. Peter Dutch, Jan Canadian, they started to set...

It’s snowing here.

On left, 15 cm (July 12), and on right, 10 cm (Aug. 7-8 – photo taken Aug. 9) It keeps snowing; it just keeps pouring down, not like any meteorological phenomenon but as if...

Kaitiaki Kai: Pt. 2

June read Kaitiaki Kai: Pt. 1 before I published it last Monday. She said the nurses’ newsletter used to be called ‘Kai Tiaki’. I looked it up online- it still is. I also came...

Kaitiaki Kai: Pt. 1

I always feel a reassuring sense of place when, every year around mid-winter, the Asure Quality envelope lands in our letterbox: our place takes centre stage, in fact takes up much of the stage,...