Newsletter: August 2018

In August, we were ...

WORKING ON

Daisy:

  • editing a book on trusts, wills and administration
  • editing a book on intellectual property
  • editing a government department's annual report
  • editing a document on New Zealand's public breast screening programme

India:

  • editing a book about wellness and finding balance
  • writing about an Auckland-based furniture and homeware designer
  • writing about a celebrity chef’s upcoming children’s cookbook

READING

Daisy: Fall of Giants by Ken Follett, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat and Csardas by Diane Pearson; also Good Luck, Anna Hibiscus! by Atinuke and The Wild Robot by Peter Brown with my daughters (today in micro-literature ...)

India: You're on an Airplane: A Self-Mythologizing Memoir by Parker Posey, Educated by Tara Westover, Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan and Brighton Rock by Graham Greene

DOING

Daisy: getting ready for a new school and kindergarten term here in the Northern hemisphere: I'm in the middle of a vortex of to-do lists, lunch boxes, exercise book labels, new shoes and resentment

India: perpetually either asking people or being asked, "Did you go to Beervana? Have you seen any movies at the film festival? Have you gone to any Wellington on a Plate events?"

LOVING

Daisy: Deborah Frances-White's thoughts about women-centred micro-climates as hot houses for societal change, and the happy little thought that Coles & Lopez might just be one  

India:  the new album by Mitski, Be the Cowboy (thanks, Chris!)

COLES & LOPEZ NEWS

TIP OF THE MONTH

Burned or burnt? Learned or learnt? India has the definitive story.