These beautiful rugs are designed in New Zealand and produced in Afghanistan using traditional methods. I was struck by their vibrancy and richness. A real treasure in Parnell.
Super moons can deliver more than moonlight…
I’ve got my camera outside hoping for a glimpse of the super moon, but the high cirrus blurs itself across the moon’s features. I snap off a few shots anyway – after all it hasn’t been this close to the earth in years, and maybe I won’t be around for the next one. There’s a planet up there as well and an ominous red tinge to the cloud…
shaking the land
had to share this – always loved the song…
May is NZ Music Month.
For those of you outside NZ (expats excepted), it’s understandable if you don’t know that New Zealand music totally rocks. For a small nation, we produce some extraordinarily talented musicians.
Although I’ll never stop feeling Scottish, I haven’t actually lived in the country of my birth since I was a child. So the soundtrack of my life features a lot of Kiwi music.
This month I’m going to have a little musical nostalgia trip. Maybe not every day, but as inspiration takes me, I’ll post a song and maybe a little about what it means to me.
I have to start with Poi E; one of the most joyous pieces of music I know. Sung entirely in Maori, this was a huge hit in 1984, and remains an important way-point in our nation’s musical history.
I’d love you to join me in this impromptu…
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