Archive for April 2008


April 30, 2008

May. The mothering month, her birthday month; the time of year when she is in my thoughts more prominently than usual. I can almost sense her around me. For comfort, I am drawn back to the window seat to find cards, letters, notes: connections to her. And journals that chronicle the worst of the grief. […]


April 25, 2008

It’s like Ibiza for birds. This stunning, lush, native forest complete with a lake, little birdie bars and restaurants, completely free from predators. The Karori Wildlife Sanctuary is party island for birds. We had only been inside the fence for five minutes when a male hihi zoomed past us flashing his yellow underbelly (boy birds […]

neil diamond, the iPod elf and the big metaphysical question

April 23, 2008

My iPod loves him. Neil Diamond that is. Whenever I do the random shuffley songs thing, a disproportionate amount of Neil shows up specifically, Hot August Night. This is arguably not a bad thing for the bus ride to work (pre-coffee I usually need musical jumper leads). But what if hidden in that little magical […]

tuesday trinkets: the snow gobe

April 21, 2008

I have seen Annie Hall about 8 times. It makes me want to move to New York and meet a neurotic Jewish man with an inferiority complex (to be fair this was Woody’s pre-paedo days). And then there was Sex and the City. Sleepless in Seattle. King Kong. An Affair to Remember. Senfield. The Way […]

the origins of the secret boyfriend crush

April 20, 2008

The perfect cure for big tiredness and little hungoverness caused by fantastic, lovely second date with Science Guy? Marmalade, crumpets, a gallon of tea, the Sunday papers and J2 on the tele. Rick Astley was just on. Singing about all the things he won’t ever do. And I realised that when I bought his album […]