Next to Normal in Waipawa

    An hour’s drive south of Napier, past the tiny settlement of Otane, the small town of Waipawa (Misty River, in English) nestles between the hills and the Waipawa river. It’s purportedly one of the oldest inland towns in New Zealand. And it is small, even by […]

The Caged Bird Sings to Me

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”* While I was reading One Hundred Years of Solitude  (a book, you may remember, I decided to read after coming across  another blogger‘s  eulogy to Marquez) Maya Angelou died.  So, I thought, what […]

Singburi Transport

Mid-winter is nigh and, with the bite of the cold, Thailand is on my mind.  We’ve got another trip to the tropics in our sights –  well, we’ve promised ourselves that come July we’re booking the flights. Our hoped for departure date is not till after Christmas so, […]