TheNext40 — a great motivator

Mum and me, 1955ish.

Rather than a major birthday marking the end of something, for me it’s marked the start. I’ve made myself a hashtag which is proving quite motivational.

A cheap bookcase refreshed

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I stripped a cheap bookcase I bought and used tung oil to refurbish it. The results are very satisfying.

Wellington in the red

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Wellington’s pohutukawa trees are finally flowering, and they are as splendid as ever.

No novels round here, but a daily blog

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My experiment in writing every day for a month has been a success. Whew, I can still write after all.

A Melbourne mystery

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It’s a bit of a relief to read an Australian mystery book for a change. The book is also enjoyable and well-written.

The yellow fuzz

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Lupins: lovely but fiercely scented and allergy producing.