Not quite well

I had forgotten what it is like to be sick. I picked up a bug of some sort on the long flight back from New Zealand, was recovering more or less when I took off again, as planned, from Edinburgh to Ireland to see family there. On Sunday we drove to Dunseverick on the north … More Not quite well

Contrasts

Yesterday – I drove to Carterton to see my friend Fred who now lives there, an hour and a half away from Palmerston North across the Tararua Range. I looked forward to the drive, knowing how beautiful the country is. It rained. And rained. So I had a great visit with Fred and headed back, … More Contrasts

How Long is a Week?

I have now been in New Zealand just over a week. Just thinking of all the travel, and things done since I arrived makes me exhausted, not to mention the everyday doings, talkings, and exchanges mostly in Chinese that surround me. My terrific bilingual grandsons, age 9, have left China, they begin their NZ school … More How Long is a Week?

Few days in Orkney

  Staying in Orkney for a few days, at Burray. We left from Aberdeen last Saturday. Wonderful days – see Stromness and the Pier Art Gallery, travel around by bus. Thank you Scotland’s free bus travel for older people. We have been teenagers and dog- sitting, the last seen most, the teens hardly at all, … More Few days in Orkney

Prevention, 3,2,1

When I got off the plane on Tuesday morning at Terminal 5, ready for my connection flight to Edinburgh… well everyone now knows what the overhead TVs were showing, and like everyone, I am so sorry for those who have suffered in so many different ways in Manchester. I am also moved by the families … More Prevention, 3,2,1