The Other Side of the World: here, there, everywhere

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

here, there, everywhere

Extracts of the last 2 weeks: writing an explanation of placental separation on an exam, drenched from hair to jeans in NZ spring rain scrubbing my floors throwing beer cans at a theatre in Wellington wandering blindly through a cave of glow worms dipping in the cold Pacific driving 200km in 8 hours along NZ's Eastern Cape (read: winding, hilly, animal herds) reading picture books in German to small children who appeared in my bed (pre 8 am) dipping in the warm Pacific watching the sunset on the beach under a palm tree whilst eating shaved ice & coconut explaining Midwifery to every random person who sat beside me in airplanes/ports all over the world (THEY ASKED!) eating a bagel from Tim Hortons whilst driving down the 401 (quintessential) curling up with my mama & the dog & lentil soup in front of a woodstove as they would say in The Idiots (read:obscure film reference) - Quite. A. Lot. No wonder my head's twirling. And I'm having a nap. pictures & stories to come

8 Comments:

Blogger mm said...

Did the story books involve tiger-ente and bar?
Welcome back.
k
*who just finished the goose opera German story book with her oldest monster.

3:02 PM  
Blogger M said...

you know, I only have a vague recollection that it involved a bus. . . my brain is not quite alive yet at that time in the morning :)

and thanks, nice to be back!

7:00 PM  
Blogger M said...

you know, I only have a vague recollection that it involved a bus. . . my brain is not quite alive yet at that time in the morning :)

and thanks, nice to be back!

7:00 PM  
Blogger mm said...

The authors name is Janosh... and I LOVE his stories. But then again, my german is so poor, I can only manage the kids books now...
Their is one where bar (bear) and tiger-ente (tiger striped duck) go on the bus for an adventure. Quite like that one too. Then again if I was acosted by children in my bed early in the morning to read German stories... oh wait, I do. Never mind.
k

7:16 PM  
Anonymous pepperfly said...

fabulous to hear an update!

8:49 AM  
Anonymous Ru said...

Welcome back to this side of the world.

3:31 PM  
Anonymous Cherie said...

M Are you back in Canada?!?!?!?

I miss you lady!!!!!

7:06 PM  
Anonymous andrew said...

it was great to be apart of the bagel biting on your way back home :)

3:13 PM  

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