Say what you like about Hamilton. This is where I live the life I love – cafés and restaurants, arts groups and orchestra performances, book clubs and business groups, and scenery that takes your breath away. A quick leap over the Bombay Hills takes us to events which are too big for a small city like ours and it’s an easy foray into other North Island destinations. Please join me each week to discover the pleasures and treasures that give life meaning.


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  1. shiva Shakti says:

    truly great blog i love you experience 🙂

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I look forward to reading more about life on your part of the planet.

  3. Yolanda says:

    hello – I found your blog after ‘googling’ my elderly father while chatting with him on the phone this afternoon from Perth WA. You have really made his day! Dad’s an artist. – Maurice Brookes. He’s not been well lately (he’s 82) but he still lives for, and loves painting. I read your blog to him about how his painting was your favourite that you saw at a small exhibition in Palmerston North’s Square Edge – back in 2012 (I was visiting NZ then and took Dad through the Gorge for the opening day). I remember that exhibition well. Such talented people. Anyway, I just wanted to thank you. Dad doesn’t have an online presence unfortunately. But he was thrilled to know that someone really liked his work. Best regards, Yolanda Brookes.

    • Lovely to hear from you Yolanda! I can’t remember the original post, but I hope I mentioned the pleasure I gain daily from a Maurice Brookes’ painting I bought at the Waikato Diocesan School for Girls art auction maybe nine years ago. I often linger on it, wondering whether the mood the artist evokes in me is the mood intended by the artist. I have not met your father. However, I would be grateful if you would pass on to him the respect I have for his work.

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