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Jill's Scene

Here you'll find my thoughts about life, travel, books and, because I love a laugh, the occasional spoof. All this from the perspective of a small town, on an island, in a country that's too close to the Antarctic for comfort.
Nau Mai, Haere mai. Come on in!

The First Hurdle

Zero to Hero: Assignment One I’ve had my blog for almost two years. I signed up in 2012. My first post was two photos of kiwi icons. Both of them food: Marmite, which is a staple in my house, and a mutton bird, which I’ve eaten only once. […]

Fame and Recognition in a Small Town

Alert: Read on at my peril – because, my friends, once you’ve read this confession you may wish to unfriend/unfollow and generally unknow me. It all happened one day last week. I was striding purposefully through town, to work. One sentence written and here’s the first confession: I […]

One Kindle and Two Books

  I’m a Kindle and, by implication, Amazon fan. My Amazon Wish List is like my very own library; one which is as wide-ranging as I want to make it. It can and does include pieces of whimsy and fantasy, literary reads, and matters for serious research. The […]

A Landmark Day

Minuscule in the blogosphere – a landmark for me. So a big thank-you to all my visitors, where-ever you are  in the world! Flags courtesy of ITA’s Flags of All Countries used with permission