Any old tractor will do

Been having some interesting discussions lately on things, events, people that spark old memories and how things affect them. Which got me thinking… and then, when I was trying to find my photo for today I came upon this and whoosh! Didn’t expect what came out – not at all. Didn’t think of it whenContinue reading “Any old tractor will do”

Titirangi

Titirangi. I named this blog Titirangi Storyteller after the village I call home. It’s part of Waitakere City, considered one of the ‘rougher’ areas of Auckland – but the way I see it, that rep keeps the house prices down and snooty folks who work in ‘firms’ rather than for companies’ away from the place.Continue reading “Titirangi”

Invention & Reinvention

Back in my youth I recall being told by my elders to ‘just be yourself.’ Interviews, auditions, performances – pretty much anything where you were tied up in knots and didn’t know what to do, the guidance was to be yourself. (Walking into the lunchroom every day and figuring out where to sit was definitelyContinue reading “Invention & Reinvention”

I Served the King of England

This dazzler from the Czech Republic coyly weaves a subtle dash of magic realism into the life of an ordinary little man, a Prague waiter who dreams of becoming a millionaire. We meet Jan Díte (Ivan Barnev and Oldrich Kaiser) as he exits a Czech prison sometime in the 60s, grateful for the amnesty thatContinue reading “I Served the King of England”

Changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes

Actually never was much of a Jimmy Buffet fan – I was never that laid back. But I always thought that was a nice little turn of phrase, and what with my passion for changing latitudes and my growing sense of restlessness with the bread and butter duties of day to day life, it fitsContinue reading “Changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes”

Crossing the bridge

Life runs in cycles, at least mine does. Times when everything goes according to plan – or better than plan. One good thing leads to another, even better thing. People are happy and productive. Ideas flow and the energy to implement them gushes like a fountain. It’s those times the song, “Walking on Sunshine” wasContinue reading “Crossing the bridge”