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Happy Anniversary to Us!

An impressively long number of years ago, sometime in the rough vicinity of this week, Mr D and I got married. Like most marriages, there have been really good times, and really hard times, and things that have been easy, and things that have been a lot of work. But, an impressively long number of years later, I’m still delighted to be married to him. Happy Anniversary(ish) Mr D!  Here’s to all the good times, and hopefully less hard times.  The work has been worth it.

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Help restore the Katherine Mansfield House & Garden

There was a lot of damage in New Zealand in the recent earthquake – some obvious, some that is only beginning to be apparent.  My nearest and dearest came through relatively unscathed – but one place that is close to my heart was rather battered by the quake. The Katherine Mansfield House & Garden Museum on Tinakori Road, had a spectacular old-fashion garden, bordered on one edge by the neighbours old brick wall. The wall, plastered and painted grey, made a lovely backdrop for photshoots amongst plants mentioned in Mansfield’s writings.  Unfortunately it came crashing down on the house in the quake, crushing the garden and damaging the house. The museum is raising money to remove the wall, repair the damage, and erect a new (earthquake safe) boundary wall. If you’ve ever visited the museum, enjoyed my photos taken there, or at a benefit talk I’ve given for the museum, or simply loved Mansfield’s writings, and feel moved to help repair the museum, you can: donate here on their Boosted page.    Here are a few of …