Mia – Not good I am afraid

Mia has miscarried all her lambs. This is sad for everyone. When I was a young Mum raising a family alone in New Zealand (we were thin but happy), before I started teaching, I used to pick up odds and sods of jobs here and there. One of them was picking apples while the kids …

From Gray to Kupa’s Way

The days work begins and ends in the pitch dark now, though yesterday was warm, the day was gray.  I know winter is coming, the light is dimming, but these last few warm days have been a delightful respite.   L’il Puss The Scrapper’s bottom is kept comfy. He has very generously offered to keep …

Miss C is Miss Ing …

… in action. Or soon will be. Today she might be laid on her back, under a tree, looking at the cloudless sky.  And wondering if, now that she has started writing, will she ever be able to stop.  And where did this superb, blissful weather come from?! And how long can she lie here …

The Duke of Kupa’s flipside eye

Imagine if you had a third eyelid, like a veil.  That you could draw, like a blind, across your eyes .. .. but still see out. How disconcerting would that be, to those who wished to pry at you with their miniature crowbars. Your veil eye would keep you safe.  A safety net.  I see …

It was not the 6th…

When I loaded all these shots I wrote the 6th of November as their label.  But it was not the 6th.  It was the 7th and another dreary day. Today will be better. Look at this fat Charlotte.  Standing solidly on all four feet like a good girl. Even if she has broken into the …