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By baruk on December 25, 2009
what is it about christmas and food? the pig in the pot of the wild hills of home, or the pig on a spit of the kiribati islands? here we are civilised settled, though and call it ham. but with good friends and laughter (and potatoes on the side) it is a feast; and more, […]
By baruk on December 20, 2009
This is not a land of mysteries. Like most places in the world, this was discovered before Columbus set his grubby feet on what is now called America. Kupe was the first here, they say. Then came Abel Tasman and Cap’n Cook. And now every blessed inch is freely available to view and critique on […]
By baruk on December 17, 2009
under the party tree lie the carcasses of ice cream cones and the tortured remains of a pizza hell hath no fury like a school on picnic.
By baruk on December 13, 2009
bottlebroke has just gone international! (well, they always say that like it’s a good thing). entered ‘the bottlebroke tree’ at this years trees at the meteor event. also saw some of the trees being prepared, and they are *brilliant! hope to see them when they are all ready. the tree is an adaptation of the […]
By baruk on December 11, 2009
By baruk on December 6, 2009
this christmas has a different smell. none of the pine quickened charcoal fires of a biting winter night or the pork-and-mustard-leaf happiness the stench of tribal feasting. this christmas is lush fed by a swollen river and shaded by the broad leafed trees of tane’s mighty garden. and try as i might i cannot smell […]
By baruk on December 5, 2009
the sky is a surly sodden blanket the river bloated with mud strange spring, this at the end of a long dark winter strange spring, this dressed in autumn brown strange spring this- and what will summer bring?