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Location New Zealand
Introduction I’m Max, an English woman in and in love with New Zealand, and the New Zealander husband. In an almost forgotten previous life I worked as a psychotherapist and psychiatric nurse; now I’m the contented stay at home mother of Claudine 5, and Findlay who is almost 2. We live a quiet life in a small rural town in our arts and crafts house, but dream of moving out to some land one day, to build our own home and enjoy a long view. I like to laugh, be outside, be green, craft, grow, op-shop, read and write, photograph, eat and cook. My family, learning new stuff, quiet, beauty and reading blogs make me the happiest of all. This blog is a record of my enthusiasms, fleeting and enduring, and of those glowing forces of nature, my children. You can contact me at msmaxbennett(at)gmail(dot)com if you wish.
Interests Art, Arts&Crafts style, Attachment Parenting, Books, Ceramics, Crafting, Family, Fashion, Folklore, Food, France, Gardening, Green Issues, Music, Marimekko, Nature, Op-Shopping, Photography, Writing.
Favorite Movies Christmas Films. BBC Adaptations. Somethings gotta give, Bridget Jones Diary, Audrey Hepburn films, Cary Grant films.
Favorite Music Joanna Newsom, Madeleine Peyroux, Joan as Police woman, Stereolab, Moloko, Ryan Adams
Favorite Books Most well written personal, domestic-level nature writing. Biography. Arm-chair travel books, especially those set in rural France or Paris. Recent favourites include Paul Bogard-The end of night. Suzanne Slesin-Wire.Horatio Clare-Running for the hills. Joyce Maynard-At home in the world.