Tag: travel

MELBOURNE AT LAST

One of the reasons I came across this side of the world was to witness my daughter graduating from the Victory Police Academy in Melbourne. SO, today I left Wellington at 6am and with the help of my favourite airline – Air New Zealand…

TO EXPLAIN

How to explain the breadth of my feelings about being home within breathing distance of my own family would be impossible. There are over 170,000 words in the English language but none of them will fully explain the drift down into softness that comes…

NOT FRIENDS

Pigs are reported to enjoy each other’s company but these two,Molly and Sheila, are not getting on at all even preferring to sleep in separate quarters.

GOING HIGHER

After my lazy morning of reading by the pool we decided to go for a climb before lunch.

ONE MORE SLEEP

A little more rain. A little more packing (though travelling with only hand luggage is all about the UN-Packing).  Lots of getting the farm ready to leave for a week. 

TECHNICOLOR

I wanted this mornings title to be RIOTS OF COLOUR but there was no riot. Yesterday proceeded with business and purpose and NOISE but most of all – calm. The opposite of riot. But the colour is launching itself into the remnants of our sepia…

A LITTLE BIT OF THIS

– and a little bit of that. The beach,  the city and then home to the farm. 

GALVESTON

I awoke this morning to the sounds of beach birds. My window is wide open to the scented sea air. The rattan blinds gently rocking in the sweetest of breezes. I am sitting in a big comfy bed, with my letterless laptop propped on…

DAY TWO

Day Two of abundant sunshine has dawned. So once again I will open up the North doors and shovel manure out onto the huge compost pile. 

THE WATER HOLE

Yesterday was divided between long periods of sitting waiting as I flew impossibly through the sky and then short periods with long corridors of full out “excuse me!, coming through”! RUNNING.