Odd holiday moments
I had an odd holiday, from other people’s point of view, perhaps. But I like odd things. I suppose that’s part of the creative life.
An odd Christmas tree without people. Not sure if you’ve noticed, but I never show recognisable people on my blog without permission. So while I did have a lovely summer holiday surrounded by people I love, those photos are generally private. But to give you a taste of the atmosphere, here’s a photo of possibly the oddest Christmas tree I have seen, and a glimpse of the deck and view.
I broke a favourite dish, bought in Kyoto in 1995. Above is a farewell portrait. If only that was my worst problem.
An odd conversation with a train conductor:
We must follow the rules assiduously. Is assiduously the right word? and I’ve been thinking about another word: wheedling. It sounds good in a song, but only for a line or two.A delightful train conductor on the Kapiti line
An oddity of English grammar. When a singular noun (New Zealand) refers to a team acting as individuals rather than a group acting as a group, a plural verb is appropriate.
New Zealand are ageing fast, so who are the rising stars to replace them?Stuff 8/1
I like the odd. Perhaps I am odd myself, because in January—while most people are relishing a holiday away from work—I love to write. And write I did, in between swims and the odd coffee with friends.
My holiday was a social media holiday. No Facebook, no blogging. Now my nose is to the grindstone again… and it’s all about 90 plus: theatre challenging ageism.Follow Write Into Life
22 thoughts on “Odd holiday moments”
You, as always, continue to delight and inspire me. That play sounds like it will be wonderful!
This is the encouragement I need 🙂
Oh maybe it’s time for you to consider a fabulous on line one on one lesson for mending that piece. You know,…the famous gold Japanese technique. I’m going to email you some photos of a 34 year old bowl recently broken by a friend and mended by another. Mxhugx
Lovely idea. Kinretsu?
Glad you enjoyed your holiday, surroundings look lovely. And Ursula? did she hold the fort back home? or … oh horrors, the Cats’ Holiday Camp i.e. the dreaded cattery ?
Lucky Ursula has a friend who visits in the holiday. She stressed him mightily with her disappearing trick this time.
Kintsugi – and it looks fabulous!
Watch this space.
I was delighted to find your post this morning. The holidays were busy for me, so I didn’t miss bloggers until they suddenly reappeared. I’m happy you are back.
And it’s delightful to hear from you, Anne.
Isn’t there a Japanese thing about repairing broken crockery and it becomes more beautiful?…I think it’s kintsugi
Yes, i got that wrong: kitsugi. Janis Freegard wrote a fabulous poem about that. I will ask her if i may share it on the blog.
Long or short, I love your blogs..the marvellous everyday moments 🙏
That’s very pleasing to me — thank you.
It’s my belief that all interesting bloggers are a bit odd, and that is why we blog. Happy January!
Happy January to you too!
In the spirit of Sashiko – I’m thinking the Japanese have a crockery equivalent? Your little bowl is a delight, plus I love peaches.
Janis Freegard’s poem speaks to this theme https://nzpoetryshelf.com/2021/03/18/poetry-shelf-review-janis-freegards-reading-the-signs/
Happy Korean (Lunar) New Year to you. xx
That’s thevery poem I meant: I love it. Thanks for the link.
A precious thought 🙂
Indeed, that’s a lovely thought.