Thursday, January 31, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Birthday boy Ruth
Lisa and me (making a very rare appearance on my blog)
Jonty and Lisa
The 'middle young ones'
What a fantastic woman!! Although probably considerably odd for her time, she is the most eloquent storyteller. Whether talking about her life or the those of her characters she just somehow seems to have a unique way of using the English language. I guess that is the essence of any good or great writer so I am obviously not expressing myself that well....the sign of a not good writer. Anyhooo, the woman was a joy to listen to and watch...serenity, passion, mana.
I especially loved the creative way the programme used her characters to interact with the writer. Elizabeth Knox a particularly strange woman, was not the best interviewer and could be described as wooden, however, I saw the attempt at the intimacy of one writer interviewing the other as a considered idea.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
We had a lovely holiday and the weather was kind. Only one damp day and we used this to make our annual pilgrimage to Eastgate Warehouse to pick up small bach items and bits and bobs. I bought an outrageous top which was too small so will have to be returned but I love it so much I might buy the bigger size.
We had a very quiet time with only two visitors and a chance happening. I was hoping more friends would come over to share the fun but not to be. It was great to see my folks in the water together. They have an impressive set of stick legs each so looked very cute wandering down to the waves. They were the oldest people in the water and I was proud and hoped I would be the same - wrinkles and all.
Nic had the pleasure of Olivia's company for a day and night and was thrilled to be with another child, especially her. They played so well together and had lots of fun. Ben and his parents also turned up so that was another nice catch up and Marie-Anne made the journey from Timaru, sadly on the cool day, but great to have a visit and sit outside watching the waves and having a chin wag.
I challenged myself to take some interesting pics of the beach. I don't want my blog and more importantly my life to look like 'Ground Hog Day' although of course there are elements of that in everyone's life. So I tried, not very hard, to get some slightly different images of our time at the beach.