We have had a lovely last month in Auckland, New Zealand. The weather has been warm and sunny. I grew sweet little heirloom cherry tomatoes, lots of herbs and greens. The beach has been wonderful, especially midweek when the workers are working and the children are schooling and there’s hardly anyone here but me! I… Read More The Next Best Place to Italy
Images of Rangitoto Island and Motuihe Island where we went tree planting today to mark our birthdays. It’s hard to believe these magical offshore islands are within minutes of the Auckland CBD.
New Zealand has a mapped and written history since around 1700 when the great explorers started sailing to the South Pacific. Prior to that Maori have occupied this land, Aotearoa, for at least 700 years, quite possibly longer. That is still only a maximum of 1000 years or less of human occupation. The built… Read More From the Old World to the New : Italian Immigration to New Zealand