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Entries from March 5th, 2010

A Kelburn Matriarch

March 5th, 2010 Comments Off on A Kelburn Matriarch

Winona’s mother, Wilhelmina Wellington, is one of the Junoesque figures that make Wellington tick. She doesn’t know everyone, but it can seem like she does. Her puissant confidence usually browbeats anyone into awed compliance. Retired two years ago from the Ministry of Justice, she now volunteers at City Gallery, fundraises for Women’s Refuge, and focuses […]

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The Lay of the Land

March 3rd, 2010 Comments Off on The Lay of the Land

Winona trembles with recognition as they are driven away from the airport.  (Her father’s news, that the construction under way at the airport is to construct new terminals shaped like gigantic copper rocks, was so surreal that her jet-lagged mind has gently suppressed it.) It’s all so small after London, so clean yet shabby after […]

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The Great Leap Backwards

March 1st, 2010 Comments Off on The Great Leap Backwards

They’re at the end of a 24-hour plane flight, at the stage where to have to stay seated five minutes longer in their economy seats is to explode. They are experienced travelers by now – that’s what a three-year OE is supposed to be for. They know their shared travel time is best spent in […]

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