• Kiwis in Abundance

    May 30, 2020 by

    On our writer’s retreat, look what we came across and in abundance – the adorable ‘Kiwi’. Listening at night to the Kiwi call They’re so cute, I watch them crawl Did you know they live as a pair? But as times goes by, they become more rare They love to come out between dusk and… Read more

  • Sven, a Shark With Lipstick?

    May 29, 2020 by

    ‘Sharks with Lipstick’ is Book One About three best friends having fun Sven the heroine, aka Samantha Ann A career girl with no time for a man Tall, blonde with big, brown eyes ‘An unhealed heart’ so says my spies Her family small and very tight Highly intelligent and awfully bright Sven lives life at… Read more

  • Tiki Tour of the Beautiful Bay of Islands, New Zealand

    May 27, 2020 by

    Still on our hīkoi (journey) researching and writing in the Far North of New Zealand and feel like we are in the UK with all the amazing architecture, of ‘ye olden’ times. Lots of history and of course beautiful golden beaches, a ‘must see’ when you are in this part of the woods. Stones, Stones… Read more

  • Poor Knights, Penguins & Plenty More

    May 22, 2020 by

    Here we are in a secluded bay Living the life, the ‘Northland way’ Just out of the city of Whangarei Here we explore coves by night and day Drive east from the city for half an hour The Pohutukawa usually red at Xmas just in flower We pass by farms and stone walls that’s Glenbervie… Read more

  • Beaching & Baching New Zealand Style

    May 22, 2020 by

    Here we are on an east coast beach The Far North of NZ out of reach Exploring the coves, every nook and cranny A little like Cornwall, a little uncanny One old fishing boat anchored in quiet waters Now come and check out our new sleeping quarters A little bach, so cute and quaint All… Read more

  • A Scottish Castle in New Zealand?

    May 21, 2020 by

    Here we are at another secluded cove Along the shore we dowse and rove Everything here is made from ancient stone Not a soul around, we’re on our own We then stumble up across this solid wall I hear a Tui and it’s solo call Walking along the narrow dodgy path I espy this Luke-warm… Read more

  • New Writers’ Retreat – a ‘Stone Sanctuary’

    May 18, 2020 by

    We arrived at our new writer’s retreat and it is surrounded by stone, good old ancient stone. Now what is the history of these stones? Where do they come from? What do they symbolise? We have our own ideas but what are yours? The UK, and Europe are full of stones, stone circles, rune stones,… Read more

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