Sustenance for the soul

Beauty alone isn’t enough to sustain you, or so went my stock reply to the stock Auckland observation, ‘It’s so beautiful down there, you’ll never want to come back.’

But there is something profoundly nourishing about the excesses of the landscape here: I seem to feed on it, to drink it in. Continue reading “Sustenance for the soul”

Climate change

Three weeks after arriving we finally get our broadband connection sorted out and our connectivity to the rest of the world restored. Poor Hapless has been trying to work via dial-up through a wi-fi hotspot on my phone and at the mercy of the caprices of rural 3G coverage, and is thoroughly jaded by the experience. Continue reading “Climate change”