Category Archive: history

Fusion culture

Fusion culture

We caught up with friends this afternoon. Of course, afternoon tea. That most post-victorian activity on the planet. Afternoon tea. If you know us at all you know we’re all about afternoon tea. But there’s more going on here than meets the eye.

 

Message in a jar

Message in a jar

1 January 2015 Dear whoever you are For many months now my husband Lynsey has been asking me to write to you. He informed me that his …

 

Spirals

Spirals

I am deeply attracted to elegant solutions. I can’t always achieve them myself, but they are always what I aspire to. We don’t have space …

 

Standing on shaky ground

Standing on shaky ground

It’s hard to imagine what it’s like being in an earthquake, even when you’ve experienced a number of them. We’ve had a few quakes recently. …

 

The Theatre Spirit

The Theatre Spirit

Once upon a time… I wonder how many great stories start with that line… I once entered a competition to write a fairy tale, in the …

 

How to have the time of your life

How to have the time of your life

These dogs are relaxing just outside the Garage Project in Aro Valley. Garage Project is one of the local successes in the current resurgence of …

 

The earth

The earth

We sit on the paved courtyard outside Te Papa. The night air is chilled, the tiles still warm from the day’s sun. It’s like school …

 

Macrotermes

Macrotermes

As a child Boris had spent hours constructing elaborate ‘houses’ out of playing cards. He slipped cards into the pages of books to provide sound …

 

Looking up

Looking up

When I was a kid I used to come to Wellington and look up at the big buildings and wonder what it was like from …

 

Nervous moments…

Nervous moments…

Don’t you love those nervous moments? You know the kind – when your dentist looks in your mouth, hesitates, frowns slightly, looks again, and then sucks …