2022-05-02: New newsletter went out. It was April’s, so naturally was sent on the first of May. The Beauty …

2022-04-27: I’ve had two 4:30am starts in order to catch some of Cat Rambo’s writing classes…the last was two …

2022-03-29: Latest newsletter: Good things, and lessons from the slush pile.

2022-03-15: Nice things to do

2022-03-07: Found this wacky guy on the side of the house today!

2022-02-17: History of Sellwood Hospital in Portland Dad recently sent me this article about the Sellwood Hospital in Portland. My grandpa (who I never …

2022-02-02: First day of school for the new year. Lots of talk about what schooling will look like with omicron …

2022-01-28: I love leaving tiny notebooks everywhere. Love leafing back through them. Blog post ideas, to-dos, …

2022-01-27: Spent an hour this afternoon sorting through the Moostie’s old art. I looved the unicorn hoof phase!

2022-01-26: A day of obsessions around the house today: Moo can’t get enough She-Ra and I really, really, need …

2022-01-16: Really enjoying the Domestika course “Blog Writing: Find Your Personal Style” 😍

2021-08-30: I thought this piece, considering our leaders’ mental health, was very good. The public—and the news …

2021-08-28: Liked: What’s in a name? - Forest and Bird

2021-08-22: Lockdown day 5: lots of cooking and jobs around the house! Currently making: Venison pie - Jamie …

2021-08-18: Despite the awful news about Delta and lockdown, it was great to hear that vaccinations are …

2021-07-30: Am like a child with a new toy today! It’s been a long time since I’ve had a new piece …

2021-07-26: I’ve just been accepted as a (volunteer) assistant editor for utopia magazine! I’m so …

2021-06-25: Hehe, trying that post again…pickle beer!

2021-06-23: Hey! Are there any Whitehack rpg fans in the house? I’ve had the 2e for a long time but am …

2021-06-23: Lots of people I’ve spoken to this morning are feeling pretty nervous about the news that an …

2021-06-16: Found this photo of my cat, Pippi, in a random Dropbox folder. Makes me laugh!

2021-06-15: For @jean 😅

2021-06-03: Photo I developed at a darkroom workshop last weekend! This guy was working in a volunteer bike …

2021-05-09: Awesome Chills gig on Friday night. One of my favourite NZ bands. Small extra highlight was dancing …

2021-05-07: Off to see The Chills tonight…some tunes to get in the mood!

2021-04-16: Thank you thank you! @jean 💛🧡

2021-04-16: Sometimes I really hate autocorrect; mine just turned “teppanyaki” into “two pantaloons…”

2021-03-31: Finished reading: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck 📚

2021-03-28: Had a cool trip over to the Makara wind farm today, where my husband was the first person back in a …

2021-03-25: Fell down an Obsidian hole. I may be some time. 😩

2021-03-25: Morning walk! The days are definitely getting shorter, the mornings darker. But we’ve had some …

2021-03-21: We found this BFG in the wisteria on our balcony this morning!

2021-03-17: Hey Blot aficionados, I’ve got a question about webmentions… (I’m hoping someone …

2021-03-17: Really liked this: Ending over mending: planned obsolescence is killing the planet. I try to use …

2021-03-16: I’ve officially wiped windows (and Manjaro) from my laptop and am Pop_OS-ing! Super fun! 💕🎉🤓🥰🥳

2021-03-05: Nailed it! 🤓

2021-03-03: Yesterday, writing in my friend Gina’s boat shed!

2021-02-25: Coffee break with my daughter!

2021-02-20: Whew! That one got me out of my chair!

2021-02-20: Made the should-know-better mistake of loading up the old iTunes library into Apple Music…now …

2021-02-19: Currently reading: All about Emily by Connie Willis 📚

2021-02-18: Have spent quite a few hours today trying to install Big Sur on to an external SSD in a last-ditch …

2021-02-18: This is the closest I’ve ever seen them!

2021-02-16: Finished reading: Sounder by William H. Armstrong 📚

2021-02-16: Hi everyone, looking for some 📚 recommendations! My dad is going in for an operation tomorrow and …

2021-02-15: What’s everyone using for notes capture these days? I have so many tabs open on my phone and just …

2021-02-15: Found this Kererū feather on the way home from dropping Moo at the bus stop. Looks quite plain, but …

2021-02-14: Hurriedly trying to remember what Level 2 entails! (Community case in Auckland; they are in L 3, …

2021-02-12: Sunset from a few nights ago. Today is socked-in sea fog, so no chance of a beautiful sunset …

2021-02-09: In the 24 hours my daughter had had The Sims on her computer she has: become a vampire, got married …

2021-02-09: The kiddo. Eight now, unbelievable!

2021-02-08: The walk home after picking up my daughter from a friend’s house Saturday night.

2021-02-08: Also… keen to hit the ground running again…are the micro.blog achievements still a …

2021-02-08: Hello everyone! Been away a while. 2020…well, it was a year, wasn’t it? Finally feel as …

2019-10-21: I feel like I need to read more poetry 📚 and also listen to more classical music 🎼these days. Would …

2019-10-21: Found a Puriri moth on the side of the road on my morning walk today. Picked it up, thinking it was …

2019-10-15: Waiting for the school bus…in a few minutes this clam will be completely shattered! 😉

2019-10-14: Someone’s chicken has gone into overdrive. I can hear it bokking over the hills!

2019-08-18: I’m trying to teach myself to draw dungeon maps. Here’s a first attempt :)

2019-08-15: Tonight’s sky 🥰

2019-08-07: Going to try and be more regular with blogging…again. Today’s offering: Bus Stop Days.

2019-08-07: Really enjoyed reading this post about Agnes Martin! I hadn’t heard of her but she sounds like …

2019-07-22: Weird sea fog settling over the bay today!

2019-07-20: Wow - all of the world’s (I’m assuming larger) marine vessels: …

2019-07-19: Been off all things social media for the last wee while (plus it’s school holidays!), but here’s a …

2019-06-25: The most delightfully geeky haul arrived in the post today! 🎲🌈

2019-06-13: That time my daughter was mistaken for Prince George, and me his Spanish nanny…

2019-06-12: Playing: Freeway Warrior: Highway Holocaust by Joe Dever. (Many many of his gamebooks are (legally) …

2019-06-06: I’ve discovered Ironsworn!

2019-05-29: Interview with Peter Fenwick: what really happens when you die?

2019-05-27: Seeing as kiwis are conversationally in vogue right now, how’s this for a good excuse to come over? …

2019-05-17: If anyone is thinking about getting Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty, I honestly can’t recommend it highly …

2019-05-15: I’m not very up-to-date with this collection of Blot links but I did update it with info on …

2019-05-15: Some disorganised thoughts on keeping a daily diary.

2019-05-15: Also on my illustrious calendar: Geysercon. Fortuitously discovered this was on at the same time as …

2019-05-15: Really excited to be going to Webstock this year, thanks to my employer, Lil Regie, who is sending …

2019-05-14: Got to take the day off yesterday to celebrate my in-laws’ 60th wedding anniversary! It was awesome. …

2019-05-09: I still have to use Facebook to see what’s going on in my community as all the groups still use it. …

2019-05-08: New blog post: Tarot for writers

2019-05-08: It’s official: if I could go back in time I would visit September 3-5, 1982…

2019-05-03: FINALLY getting around to making a will. So, so, tempted to request a burial at sea…

2019-04-29: This piece on the guardian about climate anxiety is heartbreaking: …

2019-04-18: My six year old just asked me how to spell the words “literally” and “teenager.” Should I be …

2019-04-07: No, just no. 24 year old man fails to understand Heathers…

2019-04-03: Thanks, kid.

2019-04-02: Excellent: Grues and Invisiclues: A Personal Remembrance of Infocom That damn Babel fish! Love …

2019-03-26: Oil that’s had calendula steeping in it all summer. I love the colour! Now to combine with beeswax …

2019-03-26: Morning coffee view. Listening to Weezer’s take on Toto’s “Africa,” which has become my 6yo …

2019-03-25: Someone on my local community notice-board recommended this as another way to pay one’s respects to …

2019-03-22: “Broken-hearted but not broken.” I listened to this on the radio today while sitting in …

2019-03-22: A quite pleasant Friday afternoon!

2019-03-20: It will be interesting to see if these big companies can get away with trying to blow off the …

2019-03-19: Students perform haka to pay tribute to classmates killed in Christchurch - video - World news - The …

2019-03-19: It was too much to hope that this tragedy wouldn’t be politicised… ‘“Your grandparents came …

2019-03-16: Another good’un. Opinion - Kiwis Experience an Attack That ‘Feels Imported’ - The New York Times

2019-03-16: This is very good: New Zealand felt removed from the global voices of hatred. No longer - Elle Hunt …

2019-03-15: Sorry to swear, friends, but holy fuck, apparently 30 people have just been wounded / killed in a …

2019-03-07: Man who burned his passport and went to fight with IS feels like the government has “stabbed me in …

2019-03-07: This is really embarrassing, especially coming from mayors of coastal towns that are undoubtedly …

2019-03-05: The Jesus and Mary Chain at the Wellington Opera House! 👌☺️😍🎸 and 🎧

2019-02-27: One for @macgenie’s research…

2019-02-27: Really liking the new (?) Weezer Teal album!! Their Billie Jean is 👌… and then of course …

2019-02-14: Probably preaching to the converted here at micro.blog, but this was a good (if terrifying) read: …

2019-02-13: I’m thinking of putting a kid-friendly Linux distro on my old white MacBook…Qimo, Sugar, and …

2019-02-13: Squee!!! Also, the keyboardco.com branded nail files were a nice touch.

2019-02-13: Says it all, really: Greta Thunberg: “Sweden is not a Role Model” – We Don’t Have Time – Medium

2019-02-11: Writers as magicians Just finished reading the introduction to Francesca Lia Block’s The Thorn Necklace with a …

2019-02-06: An excellent lie-in this morning.

2019-02-04: I never knew Germlish was a thing. But thanks to my German friend Conny, I’ve been …

2019-02-04: I’m reading my timeline through the web, uh, portal, but for the life of me I can’t find …

2019-02-04: If nothing else, today I am going to write 2,000 words. I am going to do this by sitting down at my …

2019-02-03: I found this very sad, and very beautiful: ‘You will behave weirdly’: what I learned …

2019-02-03: My daughter got hold of my phone today when I wasn’t looking…

2019-02-01: Life on a (relatively) small island in the pacific means weather—good or bad—doesn’t tend to stick …

2019-01-31: Yesterday was one of the better play dates I’ve had with my daughter. Started with a trip to the …

2019-01-28: This was the view from our writing group catch-up tonight! Sitting in a boathouse looking across the …

2019-01-28: Ok, So This Is Surreal...!

2019-01-27: Fellow Flickr users! I’ve just received my auto-renewal notice and for the year… $49.99? I’m …

2019-01-25: Not bad, sky. Not bad.

2019-01-18: Moo in a giant tyre on Somes Island! Some old photos, finally developed. More here.

2019-01-18: Jesus and Mary Chain are coming to Wellington. At the Opera house no less! It’s a great venue, …

2019-01-12: Yesterday’s sunset!

2019-01-07: Summer Holidays with cousins. Grey’s Bush, Gisborne.

2019-01-05: I don’t usually like linking to Twitter, but we saw the most amazing meteorite tonight! twitter.com

2018-12-16: Inspired by @vasta’s “letting the pile grow” post, here is my own “really need to get to these” pile …

2018-11-08: Been off the radar lately with a self-imposed break from Instagram and most other social media …