a recent inventory

a sight // for five years our little myer lemon tree has struggled to hang on to its blossoms, most of them falling off as soon as there’s a storm. a few months ago i transplanted it into a half wine barrel and it seems to be enjoying its new home. there’s hundreds of buds […]

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the past month

+++ object if there’s one thing that moving cities and countries has taught me, it’s to not be overly sentimental about possessions. objects move in and out of our home like the tides carry flotsam & jetsam to and from the shoreline. this month i’ve been spring cleaning — the pantry, the bedroom — distilling […]

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the me of now

a survey of present interests, curiosities, recurring themes … a short list of current fascinations the catalogue of sounds where the ocean meets the frayed and fragile line of land multi-focal contact lenses (life changing) lemon & ginger tea library books steam eye masks

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a recent inventory

a sight // the jug of poppies on the dining table. every morning new buds have broken open, the flowers within unfurled and shining their petaled faces at me. a smell // the log burner, flickering and puffing wood ash into the room as i breathe on to it, willing the wet wood in it […]

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August Break 2014 day 2 - Patterns in the water at Palm Beach, Waiheke Island. (c) Leonie Wise (www.leoniewise.com)

the past month

i just believed in myself and made all my limitations my strengths – wisdom from usha uthup story we had my eldest brother donald and my sister-in-law anne staying last weekend. anne, a great one for storytelling, was telling us about going to visit one of my nieces. asked to come around tea time, donald […]

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