'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, 8 May 2012

My Home, My Beach

Who would have ever thought I could be able to truthfully say 'I have my own beach'!  Not me, that's for sure.  Wow.  It really is fantastic here on Blogland.  It's everything I could imagine, and more.

I have been relaxing, recovering from my ordeal, sleeping a lot, eating, and now am ready to begin painting again.

Some images to give you a little idea of what it's like.


  1. Who could not fall in love with your Blogland home?

    I too have just returned to Blogland after over a week journeying when my blogland was populated by pre-written scheduled posts just to fool people into believing that I was there in person. This comment is the evidence of my existence because I couldn't have written the comment without knowing that the post existed.

  2. Took me two reads to get that :-)

    I'm glad you arrived back to your island home safely.

    Yes. It has been interesting that the last month or so of posts from this blog of mine truly have reflected a very intriguing experience. I have proven, to myself at least, that we are where we imagine to be.
    I expect that frequently a novelist who writes a work of fiction is transported to that world, and it becomes very similar to a real-life experience for him or her. Especially if it takes years. No wonder some authors say that the characters began to take on a lives of their own and do things that even the author didn't expect.

  3. Now you're getting settled in to Aotearoa Villa, may I invite you over to Yorkshire Pudding's Place for cocktails and a few games of ping pong? If you play your cards right I might even volunteer to do some life modelling for you.

  4. Sounds super Pud. I have a godwit outfit. If you model in that it would be very helpful.

  5. so you get an invite kath!
    as for me?
    he hasn't called
    he hasn't written!

  6. Oh John. I'm so sorry. I'm happy to share him!

  7. Mmm... godwit costume? I'd rather be an inquisitive kea. As for Earl Gray he should stick to tea blending for I have never been enamoured by the nobility.

  8. wow wow wow, your own beach, my grand daughter just ran into the ocean in her wedding dress and we all stood on the beach in our bare toeseisies while we watched and he the groom in a tan tux picked her up and dove into a 4 foot wave head first, she loves the beach apparantly<>><all this happened in ocean island north carolina