Saturday, November 1, 2014

Good Food Guides

November 18, 2008 by  
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Gathering for our last meal together in the whare kai, nothing managed to savage my tastebuds more than the errant tendrils of the cooked hangi smells now wafting from the kitchen into the small dining room. It had been 17 years since I last ate hangi on home soil and now

Vanish the Thought

November 12, 2008 by  
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One of the loveliest stories told during the mihi and whaikororeo was by Aunty June about Nama’s Pond’s Cream. The story of Ponds “began when Theron T. Pond, a pharmacist from Utica New York, introduced ‘Pond’s Golden Treasure’ in 1846, a witch-hazel based

Older Better Wiser

October 24, 2008 by  
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I like that the older you get the less you have to work at getting every other man and his dog to appreciate that fact. It’s like the imperceptible manner in which seasons change their leaves, over time we know it will happen and therefore we are less likely to stand in its way when

Whispering Grass

September 13, 2008 by  
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I love the sound of the wind as it ruffles the leaves in a tree; it can sound like the sea, the way it [the sea] whips across the top of the waves, catching its breath on the tips of waves full to bursting with glee as they race toward the shore. It’s a sound […]

Full of Wind and Stir Crazy

September 6, 2008 by  
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It’s been balmy and blustery over the past few days but I never seem to mind the wind when it’s warm. I must say though that when it’s blustery some unknown something takes hold of my sensibilities and blows them all out the window.

That ‘O’ Word

May 22, 2008 by  
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I like that the older you get the less you have to work at getting every other man and his dog to appreciate that fact. It

What Mole are Thee?

May 27, 2006 by  
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“Let us choose our companions along the way wisely and well, for we journey but once and need at our flanks moles who have it truly in their hearts to help us to that place we lost …”

On Andreas Street

May 16, 2006 by  
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Autumn has a way of softening the human heart like no other season. It’s a time in which there is a quiet, unobtrusive turning over of the heart’s soil and despite those seemingly modest machinations, we are left in no doubt a difference has been made, deep in our soul. How?