Uphilldowndale

Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Thinking of you, New Zealand

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There are no words, for such atrocities.  They are beyond reason.

tree fern B&W

Dicksonia squarrosa, New Zealand Tree Fern

Our son Tom is living and working in NZ at the moment,  I’d kind of thought of it as a ‘safe place’ for his travels, but the world is not like that is it?  Just wishful thinking from a mum on the other side of the globe.

I have a brooch, a special present from my mum, made by a New Zealand artist Denna Gracie, who is based in Christchurch,  it’s inscribed with the Maori word Aroha,  

Aroha-2

Aroha, means love, compassion, or affectionate regard.  It seems appropriate for today, as is  the Kiwi expression Kia Kaha, stay strong. 

 

 

 

 

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Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

3 thoughts on “Thinking of you, New Zealand

  1. Kiaora from Christhurch.
    Thanks for the message. If one good thing has come out of this terrible event, it’s the worldwide support messages that have come in. The world is truly a smaller place these days . And idiots can pop up anywhere.
    If Tom needs someone to contact in Christchurch, feel free to pass my email on.

    RP

  2. A good, heartfelt post. xx

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