Monday morning was spent moving furniture, because it is impossible to get all the seed husks and small feathers the birds drop, without moving EVERYTHING. So, the kitchen was pretty well gutted. It echoed mid-way through the process, which was a bit freaky!Turns out I'm quite allergic to seed husks and dust from seeds. Big … Continue reading Sympathy for the Devil
So a few things this week, early July is a mixed bag with an anniversary that makes me smile despite the origin and an anniversary of an event that tore my life apart. That's enough in the first few days, right? But no, not this year ... now we have Byte Series pens!! Hooray!! (There … Continue reading Couldn’t Have Said It Better Myself
When I was small 'Crystal Chandeliers' was one of the songs my mum used play. She really enjoyed Charlie Pride, I recall quite a few of his albums in the rack (yeah, back when they were big vinyl records). She also loved Leonard Cohen, Tom Jones, Dinah Ross, Johnny Cash, and almost every singer ever. … Continue reading Crystal Chandeliers
I opened the cupboards yesterday and nodded at the contents, those tins know what's what. For years I've maintained a minimum tinned/dry/whatever food level, why?BECAUSE I LIVE IN NEW ZEALAND. At any minute the earth can throw a fucking fit and up end everything. Has done before, will do again. It seems to quite like … Continue reading Bad Moon Rising
Thanks for that gem Aerosmith. I do love it. I pressed play, had no idea what I was listening to last - so, the Armageddon sound track was a nice surprise. 🙂 This song in particular has been a favorite for years. I've been hard at it over the last few days, making a lot … Continue reading I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing …
*Title is a Bon Jovi song Feels like it fits today. Not that it hasn't been a good week or anything, it's more a writing thing. If you don't think writing can be painful then you're living in fairyland. Currently, I'm back at the beginning of #Cryptobyte because I know more now than I did … Continue reading Give me something for the pain
Seems like a good time to talk about our first meeting and what I knew about her. It's been a few years since then. 10 novels, a lot of short stories, a novella, her poetry book ... she's given us a lot. She's been very open and sharing and still is.