Learning how to read, write and live on my own for the first time in my life
Thursday, August 9, 2012
So, my son Jonathan has arrived and for two weeks, I have what I've missed most - home company. Someone who knows me very well and is there when I go down for breakfast and come home for dinner. Someone who can be talked to and listened to and laughed with, without me having to go out or make any arrangements in advance. Someone who makes cups of tea and sets the table, helps with the dishes and gets enthusiastic about what I'm cooking. Someone to go to the supermarket and watch TV with. Someone to wave goodbye in the morning and welcome back home in the evening. Now, if it would just stop raining...
My partner of thirty years, Harvey McQueen, poet, gardener, educator, 13/9/1934 - 25/12/2010
The Colour of Food: A memoir of life, love and dinner
Here's the cover of my food memoir, to be published in June 2013 by Awa Press as an original e-book. Click on the cover to go to the book's Facebook page.
MY FOOD BLOG
Click on the lemons to go to Something Else To Eat
Harvey's last anthology, These I Have Loved: My favourite New Zealand poems, published by Steele Roberts, was launched on 10/10/2010. To see what Beattie's Book Blog has to say about it, click on the cover.
"I read for pleasure and that is the moment I learn the most." — Margaret Atwood