From a photographer

I don’t seem to have had the time or motivation to blog since I returned here to Block Island, will try this afternoon, but in the meantime here is a link to the wonderful philosopher/photographer Grace Luddy. Advertisements


This week the Corner challenge from WordPress caught my attention as the first time I was in Palmerston North –  way back in 2009 before blogging – I had written a cliche ridden poem – all about this concept of corner, and its many nuances. Google has kindly provided the photo, as I am nowhere … More Corner

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


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