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The Great Trek

19 November 1997. We arrive at the airport with two suitcases, two carry-on bags, a portable cot and a fold-up pram. I am nervous and excited. Nervous to be going to a country I have never visited and am about … Continue reading

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When I was young…

I’ve been feeling really old this week. More than usual. And it has nothing to do with the fact that the realisation of being well and truly in middle age has dawned. It also has nothing to do with the … Continue reading

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Look for the good

Some of my friends ask me why I check Facebook every day when there is so much crap on it. I’ll tell you. I woke up this morning to the Facebook news that one of my past pupils, the beautiful¬†Nthabiseng,¬†won … Continue reading

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Auckland Writers’ Festival 17

I wrestled my way out of the car in the too narrow parking slots, cursing the greed of the city council. I would probably need a can opener to get back into my car at the end of the day. … Continue reading

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Would you like sugar?

It’s really interesting watching others learn how to do things. Specifically, how to make coffee. I am pretty anal about following instructions. I always use a recipe when baking, even if it’s something I have made a dozen times before. … Continue reading

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Look closely now…

I met the Prime Minister today. Just saying. He casually walked out of church in front of me this morning with two other MPs. When I arrived at church, there were two uniformed policemen hanging around outside. I thought to … Continue reading

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Feeding the fishes

No, this is not another blog about looking after my neighbour’s goldfish. This one is about Why Would Anyone Choose To Go FISHING? I mean seriously, what was I thinking? I was the kid who ate too many lollies at … Continue reading

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