Tag: kids

The neighbour

The neighbour

A neighbour of ours died yesterday. She lived next door. Down the street, on another block, in the next suburb, across town. In the next city …

 

Stalking yourself

Stalking yourself

We’re always running away from ourselves. No-one wants to be that goofy kid they used to be. Except perhaps those who were child prodigies, or …

 

What do horses dream of?

What do horses dream of?

A few days ago we watched the legendary Mary Poppins – the Walt Disney movie. I love the scene where Mary, Bert, and the kids …

 

Drive time

Drive time

I’m walking back from a visit to my dentist, and it’s cold and raining. There’s that familiar feeling of being on a path that’s somehow …

 

Sunbursts

Sunbursts

I don’t recall a longer, warmer, dryer spell than we’re having right now. I love it. It’s the stuff of childhood memories – lying on …

 

334 – Exotic fruit

334 – Exotic fruit

Mmmm-mmm — Chilean guavas. I love fruit, and I’ve always had a particular attraction exotic fruit. As kids Mum would never buy us fireworks for …

 

279 – Lyall Bay

279 – Lyall Bay

Beloved of surfers, swimmers, wind surfers, kite surfers, dog-stick-throwers, little-kids-sand-castle-builders, sea fishers, lifesavers, Maranui coffee drinkers, Nana icecream eaters, curse the wind bless the wind …

 

277 – Days of future past

277 – Days of future past

This morning, after a strange and wonderful dream about being given gifts from a whale, my long anticipated steampunk etching press arrived. It seemed to …

 

276 – Where would you go?

276 – Where would you go?

Where would you go if you suddenly (or even slowly) lost your eyesight and your hearing? Light fades. What do you have left? Flecks of starlight. Flash of …

 

116 – Of Christmas past

116 – Of Christmas past

Terence and I met at high school. He was a misfit too – a huge kid in every respect – tall and overweight, just didn’t …