Author Archives: Tricia

The Anniversary of Dad’s passing

Dad died suddenly in a car accident at just 49 years old. 29th May 1978. It was an unbelievable shock. As I write that, I see myself then at just 19 years old. I was smack in the middle of … Continue reading

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That will be several hundred thousand dollars, thanks…

We were Christchurch bound to help Chee and Annie move into their new, OWN, home. There had been much effort perusing available properties with pros and cons weighed carefully. Under floor and roof cavities inspected carefully with a builders eye, … Continue reading

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I work in a wok

Hot days at work are sometimes like being sauteed in a wok. I could skip summer and go straight to a very long Autumn. I love Autumn. It’s my favourite month by far. “What a lovely holiday you must have … Continue reading

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Garden Post Script

Well here we are in Autumn and while the garden was good, it didn’t reach the dizzy heights I had hoped for. I wasn’t drowning in tomato sauce or searching for extra jars for pickles and chutneys. In fact we … Continue reading

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Popeye comes home alone…

“Dear Mum, A few lines once more to let you know everything is OK. Been raining fairly continuously for the last few days…” Inside Nana’s glory box was my Uncle’s letters to his Mother, our GrandMother.  We all knew they … Continue reading

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Moon Gardening is damn annoying…

I was walking around the garden a few weeks ago and thought the veg garden has probably not looked this good in a while. Is that due to planting with the moon or just good luck? The morning light was … Continue reading

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I had a dream…

I had a dream. . .We had gone out for dinner and to our surprise, a show was about to start. We sat waiting expectantly with no idea what was about to happen. Suddenly a woman came out and we … Continue reading

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