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. The group has been going for more than ten years. Most of us play ukulele and sing, with the addition of various other instruments: double bass,...
One magic day

One magic day

  It’s a weird time of year, here in Aotearoa-NZ. The last days of October and the beginning of November. In the Southern Hemisphere it’s simultaneously spring and Hallowe’en. We have kids dressed as ghosts and goblins, walking the streets in the evening sun,...
The worms are turning

The worms are turning

There’s a small worm farm tucked away under a tree in my back garden. It’s not a fancy worm bin. Just some stacked plastic boxes with lids and dividers. At any time of the year, it contains thousands of wriggly creatures. Willingly consuming potato peels, apple cores,...