Saturday, 30 March 2019

give. nothing. to. racism.

It's been a hard two weeks here in NZ.
The terrorist massacre of innocent Moslems at prayer in Christchurch has stunned NZ and the world.
50 people were killed. That's huge anywhere in the world, but in NZ where there is no culture of this kind of event, it's incomprehensible.
Our Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has modelled to the world how to respond in such a situation and of that, we can be proud. She has outed it as white supremacist terrorism and will not speak the gunman's name. It has had the opposite effect of what 'that person' set out to achieve. We are now all more informed, accepting and tolerant of difference.
It has broken our hearts but it has not broken us.

They didn't show this amazing performance by Marlon Williams and his Aunties in any of the international broadcasts - he is amazing.

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Saturday, 9 February 2019


It's already February and I've just done my 2018 recap! The year is running away already.
Time may change me. But I can't trace time.


2018 is a year that I am pleased to see the end of. As Lizzie would say, “annus horribilis.”
Not that there weren’t any good times. Let’s remember them.

Sunday, 11 November 2018

armistice day

100 years since the end of World War 1.
Two great uncles killed in the war.

Saturday, 3 November 2018


On reflection, I realise it is 3 years since I last finished a quilt - Iggy's second birthday quilt. To say I'm not very productive is an understatement. No wonder there are so many things I forget. Eventually, it comes back to me but it can take a while - like how to adjust bobbin tension when machine quilting this quilt. There's another one to go and finish now - hopefully a bit faster this time.