Wednesday, October 26, 2005

some ratbag stole my seat

The Taylor family went out to our holiday home on Sunday night. I awoke on Monday morning and pulled open the curtains on this view.


The sun was streaming in and I slowly made my way to find a cup of tea.

The neighbouring holiday house has a wide, wooden step. Just right for sitting on, out of the wind, soaking up the morning sun. The wooden seat is aged and weathered, just right for a slow journal, a quiet savour of some Merton.

Alas the neighbouring holiday house has just been brought. I’ve lost my seat!

(More photos here.)

Posted by steve at 09:55 AM


  1. I can picture it; and what a lovely spot to read Merton. He would, I imagine, have been pleased.

    Comment by Paul Fromont — October 27, 2005 @ 9:36 am

  2. Steve,

    Do you have beaches in NZ/Aoe?


    Comment by Andrew — October 27, 2005 @ 11:52 am

  3. Andrew, of course there are no beaches in NZ, we are a completely landlocked nation 🙂

    Comment by Steve — October 27, 2005 @ 8:32 pm

  4. That reminds me. I was going to ask for my next OS trip, is NZ anywhere near France?

    Comment by Andrew — October 28, 2005 @ 12:19 pm

  5. Well, Andrew, it depends on which map and how you hold your map. For some, we are in the centre of middle earth, which is nowhere near France. If you are euro-centric, then you’ll find NZ below France. If you have Kingdom eyes, then you’ll find us at the top of world, way above France.

    Comment by Steve — October 28, 2005 @ 1:08 pm

  6. OK so if I have ‘kingdom eyes’ I can fit in Siberia, France and Middle Earth for the weekend. Now what currency do you use? Tallents, Rocks or US Dollars!!

    I like you Kiwis. Especially when you play us Aussies in World Cup Semi Finals!

    Comment by Andrew — October 28, 2005 @ 3:47 pm

  7. wonderful pic


    Comment by Lorna — October 29, 2005 @ 8:00 am

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