We in the present often romanticize the past, and imagine that people in previous centuries led “simpler” lives. We make assumptions about how interesting/dull–or easy/difficult–their existences were, based mainly on our own feelings about modern technology. 602 more words
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Restored to normality after an attack of some mystery ailment yesterday, I can resume the blog on schedule today.
Normality is often dull. Yesterday seemed as if it would carry dull to an extreme, and the most exciting image of the day was, for a long time, a new fern frond. 280 more words
Well, it’s been a long time in planning, but the day is finally here – we’re in New Zealand! We’ve spent months booking accommodation, planning activities, booking hire vehicles – and then re-booking them at practically the last second because our first booking fell through – but finally everything has come together, and we’re finally here. 656 more words