playing catch up here
DAY SEVEN – TODAY IS…
…the wizened-old-man-looking face & sweet, soft scent of a milk-drunk, sleeping babe.
DAY EIGHT – SELFIE
Sometimes I dream that I can breathe underwater without apparatus. It’s why I learned to dive. Selfies in the water are a way that I can feel like that, and believe it, even if just for one tiny moment.
DAY NINE – IN MY BAG
We live in a tiny house, so I pack my bag depending on where I’m going and what I’m doing. Then I empty it out again at the end of every expedition and put everything (including my bag) away. On Saturday we hopped on a ferry and took a day trip to Coromandel. This is what was in my bag that day:
- Film camera
- Spare roll of film
- Polaroid SX-70
- Spare box of film
- MindFood magazine + 2 new books purchased there at a book sale – one to read and one to make into a journal
- Bookhou pouch containing iPhone cable and zoom bar
- Spare pair of contact lenses (not pictured)
- Two new sake/espresso cups made by a local potter
- Tube of Lucas’ pawpaw ointment
- Nic’s headphones
- Bottle of water
- Small pill container.
DAY TEN – DRINK
Every morning my husband Nic wakes me with an espresso made just how I like it. It’s made from beans roasted here on Waiheke Island at Island Coffee. Every week when I go in to buy a bag of organic coffee beans, I get myself an espresso to drink (& it’s finally got to the point where they know what I want to order, which makes me feel like a local). I sit for a while listening to, and sometimes participating in, conversations that range from taxidermy to travel, music to house maintenance. It’s a small place, but one I love – they care about their coffee and their customers.
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