A year in moments #12 – first date with The Poet

Continued from Meeting The Poet... It was 3 months exactly since we first met, this time Friday 13th December. There were only two Fri 13ths in 2019, and we'd met on both, neither of which were planned. We were supposed to have met the Wednesday before, but I'd pushed it back to Friday because I … Continue reading A year in moments #12 – first date with The Poet

A year in moments #6 – an introduction

In the sea of unfamiliar faces, I spotted someone I recognised. I made my way over, thankful to have someone to talk to rather than loiter by myself in the crowd, none of who also seemed to be alone. I'd noticed this a lot in New Zealand; people don't do much stuff by themselves, which … Continue reading A year in moments #6 – an introduction

A year in moments #5 – head injury guy

I ran a hill track most Tuesday mornings before work last year and started to see the same guy around the same time, walking up the hill. Stripy hat, backpack, brisk pace. After a few weeks I shouted a cheery hello as I ran past up the track. "HELLO! You must have the same Tuesday … Continue reading A year in moments #5 – head injury guy