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The space between letters

Apologies to my followers for the gap in posts … the space between letters of one sort anyway.  So much for my ambitions to post more regularly. Let me tell you why … and it has to do with the space … Continue reading

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Favourite fictional characters

We readers read plenty … but who do we identify with? Who makes us smile? Or sad? and who makes us worry (I think this is a key element when you connect with a character…I can fret for days over … Continue reading

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Sorry, but it’s summer!

I suspect Blogging 101 is invented to keep people occupied indoors during a northern hemisphere winter! Summer here in Hawke’s Bay is warm and sunny … more humidity lately than is nice but basically too warm and lovely to be … Continue reading

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Blogging 101 Starts Here (like going to school)

I decided to kick start my occasional blogging efforts with a WordPress class, Blogging 101, recommended by my friend, Jill (check out her website, she’s touring South East Asia at the moment and enjoying the local food and experiences).  It seems … Continue reading

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Essential New Zealand Poems

Since Christmas Day 2014 I have been enjoying this present from my dear friend Marie [who knows me well!]… It’s full of intriguing, lovely, local and fairly contemporary poems [including one by music superstar Lorde’s more-clever-Mum, Sonja! (because, Lorde, mothers always … Continue reading

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The Year of Dangerous Resolutions

Here’s a resolution I won’t keep: To finish the books on my bookshelf that I have started but been diverted from by another, more glossy, more recommended (or ‘more thrust into my hand and you must read this!’), more appealing … Continue reading

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A cold spring

Today’s blossom blows in on a cloud of snow. Spring turns back to winter. Cherry blossom petals. A pale pink snow clings to the cold glass. We’ve had a cold spring here in Hawke’s Bay (actually the whole of NZ … Continue reading

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