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We remember

Six years ago at 12:51 Christchurch and the Canterbury hinterland were struck by an earthquake.

It’s easy for those of us who don’t live there to underestimate the on-going impact of it. 57 more words



Nearly six years ago our city was hit by an earthquake which pretty much divided Christchurch into Business-As-Usual on the west side and, out east where the Homestead is situated, the Badlands. 423 more words

Union Homestead

Halfway Point

Despite my impressive productivity at the beginning of the term, I let half of Hilary go by before writing another post. Though the initial burst of energy has waned, it hasn’t disappeared completely. 681 more words


The Activity Calendar for the rest of February 2017

Activities that I can participate in, then the Activities staff will post a new Calendar for March.

Gramercy Court

The Medieval Pilgrim

At the beginning of my latest novel, Beloved Besieged, Joscelin is a pilgrim who is being punished for a terrible sin by being made to walk to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain. 1,300 more words

Fourteenth Century

When Bad Weather Happens To Good Travelers

When Bad Weather Happens To Good Travelers

“The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house. All that cold, cold, wet day.”  Dr. 873 more words