fan girl

Rhian Sheehan’s Auckland concert on Friday for the launch of his new album A Quiet Divide, felt like a 120 minute soundbath. photo by @EdZuccollo, via Rhian Sheehan on twitter +++ We are sitting in the front row… so close we can hear the stage’s floorboards creaking with every shift of a body, and I can […]

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kintsugi workshop

Yesterday I was lucky enough to get a spot in a 2-hour kintsugi workshop run by railway street studios in collaboration with an astute assembly as part of auckland’s art week. we were asked to bring along a broken piece of pottery that we wanted to repair and i had just the thing – one […]

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postcards from the mangawhai heads clifftop walk

We check the tide timetable and the weather forecast and decide to make an early start to catch the low tide. Tide is a factor on this walk because at the northernmost point there’s an archway that you can only get through when the tide is low. We’re up and breakfasted and off by 8am. […]

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nine small pleasures

1 // embracing winter. this season of darkness, where the evenings draw lines in my day like ink spreading across a blank page. 2 // going outside. in winter it’s easy to talk myself out of going for a walk in the rain or to skip a run on a blustery day. but it’s something […]

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vignettes

What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness. – John Steinbeck It’s cold enough to light the fire when we get home on Friday night, but there’s no kindling. We fix that later in the weekend, but for now I make do with newspaper and a blowtorch […]

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