mum

A portrait of my mother

From as far back as I can recall, being a mother was something I had expected to be. It was not exactly something I planned for but was always there in the background as an expectation.¬†Being a stepmother was not something I anticipated. But that is what I became. Call it social conditioning, call it…

sheep

ABOUT NZ

A few forgotten things about NZ: 1. How green the country is. 2. How rapidly it moves from city to countryside. 3. How consistently friendly the locals are. 4. How spectacularly scenic the South Island is. 5. How delicious Tip Top Hokey Pokey Icecream is. 6. How consistently cold the weather is. 7. How wonderful…