The shutter pirates paper pirates.

It twas a great evening, made even greater by a kebab pitstop and free Pacifico beer afterwards.

Thank you to the maker of my chosen photo. Nearly had to fight a girl for the other photo I was after, of a steamship, I let her win but it will stay in my heart forever. My dear friend across the seas, Rosie, sent some photos too- and two of ours ended up side by side, how nice! Wish you were here dear Rosemary.

Thankfully all our pictures were taken, and it did remind me of school shared lunch panic I thought it might (please someone eat my gone-cold cheerio sausages and tom sauce, and you start eating them to try to encourage the rest). Let's say my pictures weren't the TimTams but they weren't too bad either.

Thanks Shutter Pirates, bravo!


Paper Pirates.

The Pirates exhibition is this Thursday folks. Fingers crossed one of my piccys might make it up onto the walls. I think it should be a rather good night, they've had over 50 folks submit photos. Come won't ya?

See the details here.

Shutter Pirates, drying the sheets.

Belle + Beau.

This weekend, after a wonderful Kraftbomb I was lucky enough to help the talented Claire of Belle + Beau take some shots of her new collection. Wonderfully soft wardrobe essentials. Here we are with sleepy eyes once we were all done and Gabrielle still looking gorgeous!

Thanks Claire for your delicious baking and lamington pile to keep us going, and to a rather handsome camera assistant. You can find Belle + Beau on fb too- right here yo'.


Happy chappy.

With her mappy. Sheesh it's Friday. Thank goodness.

I'll have mo' maps this Sunday folks at the always great Kraftbomb Market. 11 - 2, Grey Lynn Community Centre. Come one, come all!

The arrival.

Of Korean treats. The most amazing cocoa pops tasting bars (in the strangest but most delightful packaging), the Korea version of Shaun Tan's book (read cover to cover 3 times now), Obama socks since I'm a bit of a fan and one crazy cool jumper.

Thank you!


Secret squirrel.

There is a secret squirrel sale starting at 12 today. My dear friends at Swonderful are putting it on for their newsletter subscribers and facebook friends. Like them on facebook here to be in the know!

Cape Reinga.


The full page.

I managed to get my hands on a PDF of the lovely full page of Your Home and Garden that featured one of me maps. So here it is if you are at all interested to see the other lovely map related bits and pieces about the place!


Joey L.

This kid's 21.



Paper Pirates.

I finally got myself together and am about to send off mine and Rosie's Paper Pirates exhibition submissions.

If you've read this blog for a wee while, no doubt you've seen these before but these are the ones I chose from. Should really have trawled my Nepal photos too since these are all a little old! Oh well, hope the Pirates like!


Cameo cats.

Katherine, is awesome, just posted about Twenty Seven Names' soon to be seen collection (around August) and it features some seriously good cameo cats.

Get in my life!

Good company.

My maps made it into this months 'Your Home & Garden' magazine! In some very good company.

Thanks guys!

Paris for pleasure seekers.

I do love a good Herb Lester map, and they've just released a new one! Paris for pleasure seekers.



Guess who's back.

But with plenty of work to do. Greeted with cupcakes and cwaffee.


Backyard Bill.

And a pair of dungarees. I found some dungarees in a free box outside an op shop somewhere between Motueka and Greymouth a few months ago and they are still going strong.


Doing the crazy things she does best. All over the globe. Go you good thing.

¡HOLA! cabron!

My next entry for Swonderful's comp. I wish I wish I wish for the voucher, so I can get this!

Don't forget to enter if you own one of their lovely wears, and you can buy my sweet t-shirt right here if you like!



Crop tops.

I have a soft spot for them at the moment, as long as the belly button is covered I'm keen. A crop top in Berlin. Rosie, is it really this hot already?



When I was in Chiapas, Mexico we went to visit a Zapatista colony. Before then I had never heard of the Zapatista movement and still wish I knew more about it.

As Wikipedia states: 

The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (Ej√©rcito Zapatista de Liberaci√≥n NacionalEZLN) is a revolutionary leftist group based in Chiapas, the southernmost state of Mexico.
Since 1994, the group has been in a declared war "against the Mexican state," though this war has been primarily nonviolent and defensive againstmilitaryparamilitary, and corporate incursions into Chiapas.[citation needed] Their social base is mostly rural indigenous people but they have some supporters in urban areas as well as an international web of support. Their main spokesperson is Subcomandante Marcos (currently a.k.a. Delegate Zero in relation to "the Other Campaign"). Unlike other Zapatista spokespeople, Marcos is not an indigenous Mayan.

We had to hand over our passports to be allowed into their guarded community and were only shown the main street. Here are some of the things we saw. The last photo we were trying to sneak a picture of the guard.

 Anyhoo- there is a movie coming out that is set in a Zapatista community, and this is it's trailer. I hope I can see it in full in some shape or form to learn a little more about these revolutionaries.

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