Monthly Archives: August 2013

Pick Joy

Cleaning up, I followed a thick black thread that had wrinkled under a drawer. I tugged a bit and out popped the necklace that my brother Matt had given my youngest daughter last year. The clasp had broken but the … Continue reading

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Lifejacket

My oldest kid is in year 6. She came home one day, face alight. The class had been reading Anh Do’s book, The Happiest Refugee. She loved it. The story was dramatic and dangerous. It featured heinous pirates, a heroic … Continue reading

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Ps to PACll-7327-1-039-03 acknowledgment

Jenni Chrisstoffels, research librarian, pictorial, at the Alexander Turnbull Library has informed me that the photo of the four women reading has been digitised as part of the library’s Pictures Online Project. It has a new reference number too: EP/1957/0192a I … Continue reading

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PAColl-7327-1-039-03 Acknowledgment

The image at the top of this blog is a slice of an exquisite 1959 photograph of four women reading The Evening Post. The Post was a lively afternoon newspaper published in Wellington, New Zealand from 1865 until 2002.  After … Continue reading

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Magic mushrooms

Gill Shadbolt sat at her desk, her Remington pushed to one side. She wore a baggy purple T-shirt, a baggy cardigan and black jeans. She had short, grey hair and big glasses. The edges of the frames were rounded like … Continue reading

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