Staying Alert

We’re on alert. And this time I’m not talking about the virus or any of its variants. Over the last month we’ve followed compliantly into a mini lockdown. One of the more unusual birthdays I’ll experience. And now Aucklanders are in the midst of a long week of caution, to wait out what our Director … More Staying Alert

Green Eyed Monster

Something was said in a Zoom call on Christmas day. It was a relative far away in Cornwall who said he was jealous. Not of our sunshine or our day filled with meals outdoors and play at the beach. He was simply jealous of our Covid free status. The virus permeates everything in 2020. We … More Green Eyed Monster

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving may be a North American tradition, but it feels like a familiar acquaintance from the past. One we should get to know better. The notion of pulling together family and friends, celebrating togetherness around wholesome food, and doing nothing more than stopping to give thanks. That feels like the perfect picture for a Christmas … More Thanksgiving

Rona’s Back

The warnings came through when we were watching Netflix. Gripped by a dark police drama where the female lead rebounds between hero and protagonist, we both ignored the persistent pings on our phones. Until eventually we realised something was up. Our Prime Minister was late to her press conference. She looked more exhausted this time … More Rona’s Back