Archive for March 2010

harere mai

March 30, 2010

Mostly, I don’t think about how far away I am. And there is so much that absolutely rocks my world about being here. But every now and then I have a moment where I have to catch my breath; where I long to see Welly Harbour, walk along the beach at Lyall Bay, share a […]

my full-body, protectively padded, flame retardant suit

March 28, 2010

On Friday, The Girl Who Laughs at Everything brought her wedding album into the office. It has taken the best part of nine months to create, in extraordinary detail, the perfect memory book of The Most Important Day of Her Life. She looks so happy in all of the photos, I can only imagine what […]

oooooo fancy!

March 24, 2010

I am so excited about sharing my new online home with you, I may actually wet myself. From my sick bed a few months ago I started to imagine what might be beyond a blogspot blog: out there in a space that was utterly mine. Limitless. Without rules. A space where I could shake things […]

friday five: a room of ones own

March 18, 2010

Five: my desk is from Indonesia by way of Wellington. It’s probably teak. It has to be taken apart to get through a standard doorway. The wood is imperfect, with knots and scratches and discolourations. I have stained it with a hot cup of tea, and then again with an oil burner. And in the […]

hinc lucem et pocula sacra*

March 16, 2010

In the early hours of tomorrow morning, in a random office in a New Zealand university, I will be conferred with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business. I will be ‘in absentia’ and so my scroll will be unceremoniously posted to me in a few weeks. I remember graduation being akin to a church service (the […]

true north

March 14, 2010

I test you sometimes with questions, accusations, hypotheticals. I pull the pin and let the grenade land where it may. I am able to watch us in these moments; I see myself still playing the victim, wondering why even though I know your answers to be true, it is never enough. I see your frustration […]