Tag: Wellington

To be Wellington

To be Wellington

There are harbors everywhere. There’s weather everywhere. There are tug boats and super yachts and ferries and all kinds of nautical phenomena to be found …

 

Commuting 

Commuting 

“Someone to love, somewhere to live, somewhere to work and something to hope for.” ― Norman Kirk, “The town that’s used to being disappointed”. A dark …

 

The passengers are back

The passengers are back

A few days in from the official start of the working year and more and more people are gradually returning to work. We used to take …

 

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. …

 

Wellington burst like a bomb…

Wellington burst like a bomb…

“Then out of the tunnel and Wellington burst like a bomb. It opened like a flower, was lit up like a room, explained itself exactly, …

 

Hanging out the washing

Hanging out the washing

The wind is back. Relentlessly blowing Messing with my head. I feel scrambled and confused. Unsettled. Howling Hurling Whirling Whoosing. Relentless. Finding all the gaps Rattling windows, doors and anything that’s not tied down. The incessant noise. It …

 

Hello. My Name is Sebastian.

Hello. My Name is Sebastian.

I am not the same person I was a year ago. Many things have changed to me, and around me, and, as a result I have …

 

Country mouse: city mouse

Country mouse: city mouse

When I came to live in Wellington (aka the big city) I used to get Marica to drive everywhere. Well, mostly everywhere. It wasn’t the …

 

Living in a fog

Living in a fog

I live not in dreams but in contemplation of a reality that is perhaps the future. Rainer Maria Rilke A fog has been blanketing our city. …

 

New horizons

New horizons

Exploring new horizons turned out to be an easy activity today, even while I was at work. I heard some new music (well, new to …