Thursday, February 22, 2018

Waiata of the Heart

November 11, 2008 by  
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On my first day at Primary School I was chosen for the Infants Choir, I was five years old but I remember it as if it was yesterday. My teacher was Jean Millett who taught Primer 1 at Terrace School in my home town of Waipukurau in Central Hawkes Bay. I credit her (along with

Haranui and Beyond

November 7, 2008 by  
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As Woody from Toy Story would say, to Haranui and Beyond! As we head out of Auckland to Haranui Marae the afternoon had that strange ‘four seasons in one day’ feel about it. The skyline has ominous storm clouds rolling in at a great rate of knots but the afternoon sun had a warm and […]

A Golden Phoenix

October 14, 2008 by  
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There’s something quite moment-defining in feeling our spirits lift, soar for however long it takes us to soar on its wings and deliver us up from out of the everydayness of our lives. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate ‘everydayness’ it’s kept my feet blessedly muddy and

The Sandwich Tree

September 15, 2008 by  
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When she was 5 years old Mede had a very definite culinary taste that didn’t run to sandwiches in any way shape or form (mostly crustless and cut on the diagonal). She liked the julienne carrot or celery sticks, the fruit and the

Childhood Treasures

September 11, 2008 by  
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Saying ‘I love you’ can seem such an over-used statement of our love for someone we are devoted to widely as we are deeply. I sometimes feel one ought to save the phrase up like a carefully wrapped childhood treasure. You know the ones. The kind we

Olde Curio Shoppe

June 13, 2007 by  
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I wonder sometimes if my life were a Curio Shoppe, what they would have in the window display? Do you ever wonder that?