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Cobden revisitedRead MoreApril 1, 2022


Our new home of Cobden is a fascinating place.

The Resilience TapestryRead MoreApril 1, 2022


As the pandemic continues, a textile work is commemorating its effects on a South African community.

Natural dyesRead MoreMarch 26, 2022


As part of The Peat Project, the current Shetland project, natural dyes have been used creatively.

Caron PenneyRead MoreMarch 26, 2022

Caron Penney's work "The Red Line" has been purchased by The Rumi Foundation for artists who create work of important social significance and understanding.

The Corriedale sheepRead MoreMarch 25, 2022


Last week, while were exploring the beautiful North Canterbury region on the way back from Christchurch, we came upon a sheep statue and, naturally, had to investigate.

A new jobRead MoreMarch 25, 2022

A new job is an exciting adventure.

This week's blogRead MoreMarch 18, 2022


This week the blog will be late coming out.

Of a pig, some goats, high fashion and parliamentary wivesRead MoreMarch 12, 2022


The Wild West Coast of New Zealand holds surprises galore!

Marilyn Rae-MenziesRead MoreMarch 12, 2022


In the town of Westport, about 90 kms from our home in Greymouth, lives a tapestry weaver of international reputation.

Connecting ThoughtsRead MoreMarch 12, 2022

In these days of yet more uncertainty and anxiety, here is something to make you smile.