Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Stranded in the capital

Apologies to my fellow Tuesday poets and readers of Tuesday Poem, but I've missed two Tuesday postings because we came to Wellington for a school holiday visit and have been stranded by bleak weather from returning home.

I'm sorry I didn't know about the Helen Lowe get together in Wellington last night.

On a more positive note, I've just finished reading our own dear Mary McCallum's debut novel, The Blue, and I highly recommend it to one and all. A wonderful, engrossing, engaging read! Well done, Mary!


  1. Oh what a pity we didn't know you were up here! It would have been lovely to have met you. While I personally think Wellington a lovely place to be, I hope you're able to get back home soon.

  2. Yes, it would have been great to meet my fellow TP folk,Helen.

    We've had Wellington go from sunny and mild to howling southerly and driving rain and back to sunny and lovely. We love Welly too! It hums and buzzes with culture and creativity.

    We might move back to Wellington if poor old ChCh stays wounded for too many years, but it has been a good and generous home for us for 10 years prior to the earthquakes so we'll stay loyal as long as we can.

    We fly back tonight and the days are sunny in both ports so we should get home fine.

    Next time, I'll try to make contact with the Welly TP poets.

  3. Oh yes, Andrew - what a terrible shame you missed the drinks! You must definitely let us know next time you're coming up. We'll meet at the Library again - a great place for poets. And thank you for what you say about The Blue. It's lovely to know people are still reading it...