Some of the synonyms I found for FOREIGN are: alien, unaccustomed, unexplored, unfamiliar, unknown. I think it is apt then to say last Thursday I found myself in foreign territory. It has been happening more and more lately. It’s a good thing. Though my incursions in to foreign territory are not as adventurous as those of Burke and Wills, whose 1860-61 expedition through the heart of Australia was stirring stuff to this little Aussie girl growing up, they take me out of my comfort zone and they teach me new exciting things.
I’d like to introduce you to some friends of mine. Talented, clever people they are. On Thursday Joanne [don’t you just lluurrvvv THAT name], rescued me from the middle of an industrial area in the middle of nowhere and let me hang out with her while my car was undergoing repairs. And I will brook no criticism of my BABY…she turns 20 next year. I love my car!!!!!! Almost as much as Dean loves his Baby.
Joanne is [among many other delightful things]a filmmaker. And she was putting together a book trailer for another friend [also extremely talented] Lee Murray. Lee’s book, “Battle of the Birds” is a YA fiction book set in present day America and New Zealand 1000 years ago. It recently won the 2012 Julius Vogel Award for Best Youth Novel..Quite a big deal here in New Zealand and awarded by the SFFANZ.
So I got to help. And we all know how I love doing that. Though only through some tactful intervention from Joanne did everyone walk away from the experience with their sight still intact. I got to be in charge [sort of] of lighting the girls with a 2 in 1 reflector disc as Joanne and her husband Rob McGregor [a terrific well known New Zealand artist] filmed them on Mount Manganui Beach. Did you know those things are dangerous in the wrong hands ???
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