Friday, 17 February 2012

Friday, 3 February 2012

Ma in Murchison 'orspiddle

Hi La Famille,
correct me if it is Le one of you Frenchyphiles. Ma looks good does she not? Spot of lippy and a haircut! I actually cut her hair in Nelson the other day- bit tricky as she was in bed with pillows behind her head, but we managed and she felt much better. Hope you all enjoy seeing and hearing our beautiful Ma/Grandma/Great Grandma.xxxxxxx Nick.

Monday, 15 August 2011

I'm glad we have weather

 This is what the sky looked like towards the south  this morning while we worked our horses in the pony club arena, before we left for town.
Meanwhile, heres a joke we read about Mississipi- I've changed it to Murchison. A Murchison couple came out of the divorce court and the man said, "Stop crying. So we got a divorce....You're still my cousin."
 This is what the ground looked like when we arrived home in the afternoon! Powder, beautiful white powder. It'll be ice tomorrow.
Hope it's warmer where you are!

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Clearing the fog ? Coming through the fog? Naming the fog?

What  IS this blog about. Today I feel like blogging, which is a first for weeeks. This is because I have questions and dillemmas and talking to cyberspace may help. Pen and paper help also and these will be included in the calculations. I say calculations because it feels like I am in the middle of a big maths problem. Not strictly numbers, but logistics and time and money and effort and love and faith and it all feels like a calculation, a cogitation.

That was the weekend. Today is the following Friday. My life doesn't feel like a maths problem today. And how did I solve my problems? I simply put one foot in front of the other and kept on moving. Literally and figuratively along through each screaming, glorious, stubborn moment of my whole life till now. Here are some morning photos of my road and some afternoon photos of creativity and the cat who would not look at the camera- looking at the camera. Can you tell which is which?

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Winter is finally here

 As you can see from these shots there is snow on the hills all around us. This is the first glorius clear afternoon we've had in while. There's been lightning and thunder, hail and RAIN and, need I say it, snow. But I'm glad. I love the conrast of the seasons. The first shot is to the East and the second shot is to the West. So respectively towards Nelson and towards the Coast.
This is Salsa who we've had back in for more anti-biotics and to re- assess her state.  
Her wound has not yet healed and she had started having trouble eating hay. After a week  she is starting to look better.


Monday, 11 July 2011

I'm having trouble, that's why I haven't blogged for so long.

 I went here for a three day Restoritive Practice workshop. It was great. This is Kaiteriteri from outside my room in the morning.
I'm having trouble with this blogging lark. I'm just not that much of a gas bag about myself and my doings.
Hey you can play spot the difference in these photos of a mobile I made for the daughter of a friend's baby.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

more cupcakes

I only put cupcakes on my blog because thats all I ever cook with the kids. Ha, no.They go on because they are so colourful. These were made for a fundraiser for school camps. (Kids pointing at the ones they like.)

They have done a good job, those kids.

These are some 'duds'. They look ok to me, but the kids said the actual cake wasn't up to scratch.

We have also made toppers for these cupcakes. Some cute, some whacky. I'll photograph them today in situ. That's all for today folks.