Some photos have meanings beyond the subject that has been captured. This image has special significance for me as it is visual proof of me overcoming a fear, of setting a goal and reaching it. Just a little background .... For those not familiar with Wellington and it's surrounds, there is a part of the… Continue reading Conquering Rimutaka
I have just spent several days away from the best city in New Zealand (Wellington in case anyone was wondering) having a short holiday in Auckland (the most populous city in the land of the long white cloud). Even though I booked this months ago I must have had some kind of premonition as I… Continue reading A Weekend Away
Occasionally a book comes along that seems as though it was written just for you as a reader. As though the author looked into your mind, saw all things that you wished for and set about the task of putting it on the page. Susan Orlean’s The Library Book is one of these. I happened… Continue reading Review: The Library Book by Susan Orlean
Before watching this documentary I had heard of Nina Simone but I didn’t know much about her (other than she was a jazz/blues singer) or her career, and I had only heard one of her songs previously (My Baby Just Cares For Me). So I was intrigued when I stumbled across this while searching through… Continue reading Review: What Happened, Miss Simone?
This gorgeous, sweet letter slot is a (sadly) no longer used feature that belongs to a family member's house - a 1900's villa. It's colours have weathered by time and touch to a multi patterned dark bronze and rose, its decoration still strong, proud and beautiful. While it may passed unnoticed, I find it absolutely… Continue reading Letters