'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Tuesday, 14 October 2008


I'm off to Auckland for a couple of days.  The Auckland Philharmonia gave me two free seats to the 2009 season preview, so how could I resist?  The big city and I don't go too well together so I'm taking a sophisticated 78 year-old lady friend to guide me.  We'll probably do the art gallery too.  
So, until Wednesday (my Wednesday), cheerio everyone! (That's Kiwi for 'bye).  

PS. To all those people (about two each day) who visit because of my manuka honey post, I recently attended a talk by Prof. Peter Molan himself, so will write up a big post on the subject when I return.  (It was WONDERFUL, and I learnt so much that I'm busting to share.)


  1. Oh, have fun! And say hello to Auckland for me! We lived on the North Shore, in Takapuna. I well remember driving across the harbour bridge with its Nippon Clip-ons! LOL!

  2. Watch out for The Aucks! Sounds like some winged creatures in "Lord of The Rings". Mind you -they filmed that in NZ didn't they? Maybe some of The Aucks got free during filming and formed their own land of Aucks - Auckland. Also - what day is it?

  3. Smiles at Nippon Clippons - How long were you in Takapuna Jay?