Monday, August 27, 2007
Men? Nah, not at the moment, thanks.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Here's Jack, a few years ago, inside that window you were looking in.Now, that'll make a few Wellingtonians homesick I suspect!
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Jack is fiercely intelligent with a huge imagination. His primary school teachers thought that was fantastic, to be celebrated. His secondary school teachers? Not so much. You know that boy in the media? The one who doesn’t do well at school, compared to the girls? The one who cruises through school doing just enough to get by? He lives here. He effortlessly gets excellent marks on tests, but never does his homework. I don’t like all the loud attention the issue of educating boys gets in the media. And I loathe the stereotype that says boys all need to be active and must play sport. What kind of message does that send these lovely young men? They’re not expected to excel at school, all the information says they won’t. So why bother?
I hope he keeps fighting against the mainstream, laughing and putting his own quirky twist on things. But don’t tell him I said that.
There’s a quilt idea in that stripy rug. I love the colours, they'd go well in this house.
I notice as my blog gets older, I get less concerned about the anonymity factor. I notice that happens a bit in blogland, there are pictures of the bloggers and more and more often as people, well, crafters, go into business, they publish their name and their address too. Are we getting slack? Are we weighing the risks of identity fraud and harm to our children, and deciding we don’t need to be anonymous? It would gag me too much I think, if more of you knew exactly who I am. So I won’t tell you my surname, and I guess you could probably figure out where I work, but I’ll keep trying not to talk about that either.
H is most definitely for Helen. You can call me Pixie around here.
Monday, August 13, 2007
I've been disagreeing with reviews by the Dominion Post's Laurie Atkinson for over 20 years now. How does one become a theatre critic that so dominates this little city? Anyway, today's review is another I disagree with. The set, the rain, the Fool....they were magnificent. I had high expectations. They were exceeded.
Picture from the Dominion Post
There was another class act in Wellington on Saturday. Tana Umanga played his last game for Wellington. Famous for keeping his family out of the spotlight, he was joined on the field after the game by 2 of his children. In his farewell speech he spoke of the need to protect our children, of how he could play hard rugby, but he could also go home and love his kids. Just a very few, carefully chosen words. Very classy. Kia ora Tana.
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Ohh, look. These guys are for sale here.
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
There're daffodils of course, my favourite flower.
I thought about photographing dolls, the dolls I played with as a child, true 'vintage' they are, from the days long before Barbie reached these shores....lovely dolls with beautiful dresses. Not in the mood to dig them out and arrange them to show you though. Some other time.
So here, some of my favourite 'd' blogs. One of these has over 2200 bloglines subscribers, and one has 22.
and here's baby Dylan. Delicious!
Monday, August 06, 2007
Saturday, August 04, 2007
Charles De Secondat (1689 - 1755)
It's Bella Dia's idea, and I'm a little behind. Have a look at what she wrote on 31 July, and join in too.