The story of the paua shell brooch (Part Two)

The story of the paua shell brooch (Part Two)

Dear reader, I grieved the loss of the brooch. I thought about it every day. I pictured it in my mind. I wanted to call it back.Then after a couple of weeks, I received a phone call from a woman who lives in Second-Street. She said, ‘The wind blew your notice...
Winter magic

Winter magic

 Are you ready for some winter magic? Come and join our midwinter dinner and ritual. It’s a little late this year, but at winter solstice some of us were away. Each year we gather around the fire for our midwinter feast and story telling. This year we were...
Give me warmth, fragrance, colour

Give me warmth, fragrance, colour

 Times have changed in publishing. I love real books, but to sell my books overseas it looks like I might have to think about publishing an ebook next time.Ebooks have no smell or touch, unlike these hyacinths which made me dizzy with delight.  The ebook...
Silver into gold

Silver into gold

In the depth of winter, colour recedes from the bach garden. But a new note is struck. Snowdrops hang their little bells so sweetly. I feel as fresh as a maiden when I look at them.  Rangiora nonchalantly flips over a leaf, to show the silver underside. One year...