The kitchen, complete with soapstone counters, in Geraldine Brooks' home. Photo: Randi Baird, New York Times We've made it through the first month of winter! And it flew by (do I literally say that about every month? It feels like I say that about every month. So boring, and yet so true – months go quickly … Continue reading Five things in June
The New Zealand government came through and has kindly provided a very tidy solution to my 101 in 1001 goal of finding a way to have a mid-year celebration to brighten winter. Today is the first ever public holiday for Matariki, which is celebrated in mid-winter, when the Matariki cluster of stars rises and becomes … Continue reading Mānawatia a Matariki!
We’re staring down the face of the next lot of school holidays (only a few weeks to go, eek!) and once again Hayden and I are starting to think about how we can a) make sure Amelie is being well looked after and having fun, b) make sure we get some work done and c) … Continue reading A week working on location
May is a long month! For us, May really marked the start of winter. We began to have some rather chilly mornings and the days are getting short...it's time to get cozy! Here's a few things I loved last month, all with a rather cozy theme actually – read on for a very specialist movie rec, … Continue reading Five things in May
Have you ever had a day where nothing particularly exciting happens, but the day just sticks with you forever more? Something reminds you of it, and suddenly you're back there, completely living it all over again? Image: The Roving on Pinterest When we were last in NYC, we went out to visit our friends in … Continue reading Books are Magic