Browsing Archive: July, 2013


Posted by Olivia Giles on Friday, July 26, 2013,
Just racked up 105000 words for 'Feather from the Kakahu.'

Saturday mornings are for checking your 18 year old got home in one piece from 'God knows where' in town.  Chucking stuff in the dryer because you can't be arsed standing outside in the freezing cold hanging up clothes.  Drinking a whole pot of tea.  Listening to power ballads and remembering when having a mullet was super attractive.  Taking pics of yourself with your web cam and thinking...Not bad for 350 in dog years.

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Blog hysteria

Posted by Olivia Giles on Wednesday, July 24, 2013,
I have just gone through the nightmare of pressing enter on this blog and having the 45 minutes worth of writing disap-bloody-pear and I am fighting the urge to punch a hole in the computer screen.  The most annoying thing is, what I wrote was pure genius, and now its gone forever as I am the spontaneity queen.

 I know it had something to do with stealing nuggets of life, reality TV and peanut m&ms, beyond that its gone into the ether and will probably show up in some other writers blog.  

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Launch 15 June 2013, Pataka Gallery and Museum

Posted by Olivia Giles on Monday, July 22, 2013,
Me at the Launch of 'Heart of the Tapu Stone'  as usual too short for the podium.

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Posted by Olivia Giles on Saturday, July 13, 2013,
Okay Okay Okay, Im a slack bloggist,  its been aaaaaaaaaaaages.  Ive been trying to power through my Novel.  92k words so far, yeyeyeyeyey and to do that I have to disappear into the creative side of my brain, which means the other part of my brain, the bit that does the shopping, cleans the house, writes marketing collateral, emails, keeps in touch with family, sews my sons jeans and writes blogs lies down and goes to sleep.  
Anyway, Ive left one of my protagonist tied up in a darkened room ...
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The Women's Salad

Posted by Olivia Giles on Friday, July 12, 2013,
The Women's Salad

A dozen years ago my mother invited some of her students from Europe over to New Zealand for a spiritual hikoi around our Marae. Paranui Pa in Himitangi, Foxton, was their first stop. I wanted to help take care of them for a couple of days so I wandered up the line from Wellington with my boy Tamati. 
It was Saturday and my uncle, a Kaumatua of the Marae, informed me we somepeople from Bougainville were arriving for lunch and could I take care of the hakari for him. Not a prob...
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 The Selfie collection
I have now disclosed my obsession with myself hahaha Actually these are photos I've taken over the last two years when I've felt so bloody sick I wanted to, literally, be asleep all the time.  
Instead I slapped on some lippy and took a pic of myself.  
Click pics for exciting *yawn* fun facts.

I just realised from the pics I have like three outfits.

Not good at keeping a diary, my brain is a bit too random but will have a decent go at it.   

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Olivia Giles Kia ora everyone, I am Olivia, I am a writer, and an artist, welcome to my hectic mad world.