Monthly Archives: April 2014

The baby we had to have

I’ve told this story many times but in case you missed it, here it is again.   In early 1993 I was happily married with two daughters when out of the blue Matthew (husband) announced that he wanted another child.  This … Continue reading

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Rue de l’Echaudé

  I have drawn my favourite Parisian street several times since I first found myself standing on it in December 2010.  Today I have finished my latest drawing of rue de l’Echaudé.  What is it about this street?  It is narrow, intimate and so old that … Continue reading

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Send in the Birds

When Matthew and I walked in the Fiordland National Park, all seemed quite perfect .  It was so quiet, so still.   We had found ourselves in a primeval and pristine paradise at the southern end of the world.  Hadn’t we…nothing was amiss? The error was in the silence itself.  We knew that it shouldn’t be so … Continue reading

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This is New Zealand

New Zealand is magnificent.  Here are 20 photos from our recent trip to give you a taste.  Perhaps, overseas readers, you will be inspired to travel to this awe-inspiring country.   I  hope you’ll click on the photos to enlarge them so … Continue reading

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Christchurch Revisited

A few days ago I spent two days in Christchurch at the end of a 10 day New Zealand holiday.  I had also visited the earthquake-ravaged city in August last year.  I was curious to see the changes between then … Continue reading

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