Courage Day 2018

"Censorship is to art as lynching is to justice." -Henry Lois Gates Jr. Courage Day is celebrated on the 15th November. When I initially saw 'Courage Day' on the list of impending key dates, the first thing to pop in my head was the scene from the Return of the King where Sam heaves Frodo…
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Eat, Drink And Be Scared: Halloween – Wednesday 31 October 2018

On the 31st of October we celebrate Halloween. Also known as Hallowe'en; All Hallow's Eve; Allhalloween and All Saint's Eve. Although not everybody recognises this contentious holiday, I will celebrate by scaring myself to death with a selection of horror films. Halloween Events Spooky Halloween Day - Wednesday 31 October 3.30pm to 5pm Christchurch City…
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NZ Bookshop Day 2018

Saturday 27th October is New Zealand Bookshop Day. Hurrah for the bookshop! There will be events, great deals on books and competitions too. Events Scorpio Books What: Author talks and readings, as well as an evening literary quiz. Author talk with Dr Simon Pollard at 10.30am (Simon is a spider biologist and award-winning author of The Genius…
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Hello springtime

Spring has almost arrived - depending on which definition you use*  - and the weather is certainly reflecting this. It is easy to be inspired by nature. When I was younger I used to take every opportunity to make something out of whatever I could find in the garden. Daisy chains, bouquets, weavings, dried flowers…
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