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

Domestic Travel

The North Island got the memo. The South Island got the memo too. The past two weeks have apparently set records for NZ Ski across its three South Island ski fields. Kiwis are throwing themselves off bridges and hiring campervans. For families unlike ours these are new experiences. Time will tell what’s around the corner … More Domestic Travel

Testing Times

We don’t have Covid-19. Yet…. Ruby and I headed up for the test, taking our place in the long line of cars. It was only when we stopped and took our place, realising that we’d be stuck in the car for hours to come, that I noticed the empty red light on my petrol gauge. … More Testing Times

Staying Put

It’s a week of beginnings and ends. The beginning of our ‘new normal’ in Level 2 (it’s everyone’s new cliché) and calling to a close our home-schooling experiment. It’s confusing. I was excited to buy a real book from a bookstore this afternoon, and yet I feel like I’ve been through some kind of Orwellian … More Staying Put