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Strumbling in: music and friendship

Strumbling in: music and friendship

On Saturday afternoons, you’ll find me making music with my friends.
Our group is collectively known as the Strumbles.
It’s much more than a ukulele group. It’s musical play, friendship, a chance to use our voices collaboratively. And much more.
Our sweet spot is jamming together, in someone’s living room, on the back porch or at a party.

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One magic day

One magic day

In New Zealand it’s spring. That’s the wrong season for Hallowe’en.
But, in our death defying, death-denying culture, a festival that celebrates and honours the dead is worth noticing
I think we can celebrate both Hallowe’en and spring.

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The worms are turning

The worms are turning

We can’t opt out of being part of the cycles of life and death.
For me, worm farming is an aspect of this.
It’s a small, hands-on gesture towards rewilding my kitchen, my household and my garden.
Worm farming is the kind of composting that works for me.
It’s an intriguing combination of grounding and humble and weird.

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