How wonderful to be a speaker at the Australasian Engineering Heritage Conference 2022 – right in the heart of Sydney, Australia! And so good, after Covid, to be able to meet with others in person once more.
One of the best parts of the book making process – delivery day! Thanks to the team at H&A Print for once again doing such an awesome job with layout and production. These lovelies are now winging their way out into the world to their readers.
How cool to be able to share just a wee taste of our wonderful Whanganui story with RNZ listeners on the Kim Hill show yesterday. Jean Stevens was an outstanding hybridiser. Not only did she create new iris introductions like TB Pinnacle and TB Sunset Snows which were beautiful and unknown before, she also created … Continue reading Telling Jean’s Story on Radio NZ
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.