Yesterday I had the privilege of leading a Take it Easy tour group on a day trip to visit some of Whanganui’s fascinating engineering and industrial heritage locations. We had such a good time! Complete with perfect lunch and feet-up break at Coopers in Wilson Street at midday, and a home baking and tea/coffee picnic … Continue reading Taking it Easy
I’m thrilled to announce that ‘Take Me With You!’ has been Highly Commended for the Engineering New Zealand Heritage Awards 2021. Woohoo! Check out all the winners here.
So, I’ve recently taken custodianship of a stack of papers ranging from letters to certificates to photographs to goodness knows what. It’s both exciting and scary to have a new project knocking on my door. Roll on 2022, when I can dive on in! This is Jean – my new heroine. I look forward to … Continue reading A New Project in the Wings
So, last month I spent three very busy weeks in Otago, supported once again by the wonderful people at the Robert Lord Trust in Dunedin – plus loads of others from Oamaru, Macraes, Balclutha, Wanaka … Thanks everyone for your support and great Southern hospitality! The aim of my trip? Getting all the photography done … Continue reading Take Me With You Too is underway!
How wonderful is this? Take Me With You! is now an award-winner. Yay!
Take Me With You! has landed. A nice piece of news in a week of funerals.
Very nice to have a couple of new published pieces out to share – both written at the Robert Lord Cottage in Dunedin.
This ANZAC weekend is really turning on the sun at our place, and being still in Lockdown Level 4 until Tuesday means I am making the most of it. Life seems to like mixing it up with the good and the not-so-good, don’t you find? For me at the moment, this means that I’m busier … Continue reading Lockdown: the ideal time for a little wordplay
I have just completed the first week of my second stint at the Robert Lord Writers’ Cottage in Dunedin. I was offered a residency in two parts – three weeks in August/September, then seven weeks from November to January. Although unintentional, this split in my time has worked very well for me. This photo was … Continue reading Writing in Dunedin
It was heart-warming and humbling to be part of the 2019 ANZAC Day commemorations at Kaiparoro’s ANZAC Memorial Bridge. Many people from the wider local community and a large number of relatives of those named on the bridge itself were among those in attendance. Dr Kay Flavell joined the gathering for the first time in … Continue reading ANZAC Day 2019