New Zealand’s Romantic Past- Vicky Adin

Wayne Turmel – author of ‘The Count of the Sahara – recently interviewed me on his blog site. New Zealand’s Romantic Past One of the pleasures of historical fiction is delving deep into time periods you’re fascinated by. Another is learning about things you didn’t know. The shelves are full of tales retelling the US Civil War or the exploits …

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Value time – it’s worth more than you think.

I haven’t worn a watch since leaving Auckland fifty-nine days ago and haven’t missed it. I know my phone will always tell me the precise time if I need to know but really, it doesn’t matter. Life is something that happens these days and is no longer a rush controlled by the clock. We eat when we are hungry, we …

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It’s the way we feel that counts

Dwarfed by the grandeur of nature and the emotions welling up inside me, I began to think how much the environment and the colours of that environment affect the way we feel, and about the different ways people respond. One day, long ago, people battled against the land to discover the mountains and lakes and rivers we now take for granted. …

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Impressive and captivating

Thanks to the rain, we changed our plans and headed to Dunedin to do indoor activities. Yesterday, it was the art gallery and seeing up close the original paintings of Francis Hodgkins, who is mentioned in ‘The Cornish Knot’. I was so pleased to see the Mother and Child painting that inspired much of the background to the story. Then we …

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The Sounds of Silence

On Sunday coming, we (my significant other and I) will have been on the road for four weeks. Four Weeks! Where has the time gone? I can’t believe the days have disappeared so fast. We’ve travelled roughly 2800 kilometres, so far and have many, many more to travel yet. We’ve had sunny days, cold mornings and blue skies, hot afternoons …

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