to the mountain

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From the wild west coast to the mountain…. (and beyond, Whanganui certainly counts as ‘beyond’, especially when travelling with a small person). Apologies for the protracted and woefully unannounced absence from blogsville…any internet i came across in Whanganui was dial … Read More

a peek into our day

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Portrait of the chronically sleep deprived. It was all we could do to sit on the dunes and watch the day fade. The sea makes it better. A peek at the lush moss-green of spring. It’s been cold, tomatoes curling … Read More

Tsunami

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Right now, I am ready. For anything. SEE, that is the crazy Anissa i remember and haven’t seen for awhile. I may even break out in a wildhaired spontaneous dance. THAT is the kind of Anissa i get when i … Read More

where it all began

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I just unearthed this wee treasure of a book from a dusty box. This is where it all began. Sitting alongside my mum as she sewed, like Jed as he works on his own ‘sewing projects’ while i attempt bits … Read More

the birthday house lives on

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A sunny morning brought us out onto the deck with every paintbrush variant we could find. The house now has art on it’s walls (and floor). The ‘you are two!’ birthday house is minus it’s crepe paper number two and … Read More

breathing deep

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A late sunday afternoon at the beach, a wee tub of Kohu rd icecream to share, a sit and a wander in the sunshine, sea air, a bit of digging and letting the sea wash away fatigue and grumpiness. Perfect. … Read More

koru

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This giant tree fern frond is busy unfurling just outside our living space window. I can reach out and touch it. It symbolises what is going on for me right now. The koru, or fern frond spiral, represents many things … Read More

art everywhere

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A simple trip to the mailbox can (and often does) involve nature communing, making art, or ‘sitting and thinking in a patch of sun’ (a favourite activity amongst our more boisterous play). I was never a fan of camellia’s. I … Read More

magic for lunch

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We were headed for lunch after a mighty fine time down at the beach, minding our own business, pedalling down the road (the only one small person bikeable around here), when we got a tip-off.Baby seal in the dunes down … Read More

on a mission

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mmmm vintage fabric… the vital sewing tools basket Small house housing large spirits, much energy and many projects. Hmm.My fabric stash and sewing gear is all stacked in the cupboard-under-the-stairs harry Potter style, alongside the linen, my patterns (mostly my … Read More

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