Monthly Archives: August 2012

Wall frames up at last

Great progress on the house extensions this week. The weather’s been good, Bruce is over his flu and now we have walls! Only framing, but at least it’s starting to feel like a room. I came over from Wellington last … Continue reading

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Martinborough’s Library Kabin

Martinborough hasn’t escaped the building safety hysteria that has gripped New Zealand since the Christchurch earthquakes. Our town hall is definitely dodgy and there are plans to strengthen it. But recently the library closed altogether because an inspection revealed that … Continue reading

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Dublin St extensions – still excruciatingly slow

It’s more than three weeks since my last post on building progress. At that stage the foundations had finally been finished, about two months overdue, mainly because of Martinborough’s wettest winter in years. Since then the framing should have been … Continue reading

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Cultural misunderstandings in a Chinese printing plant

When I need top quality printing for Ngaio Press at an affordable price, I usually head for Asia. When it’s full colour and hardback, there’s no sensible alternative. While I like to support local printers, they cost twice as much. … Continue reading

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