The only thing that stops you doing something is your imagination: Dorothy Berry-Lound – ShannathShima

I am Dorothy Berry-Lound, also known by my spirit name of ShannathShima. I was born in Brighton in England, by the sea, but for many years have lived near Paciano in Umbria, Italy half way up a mountain. I live with my husband, Barnet Boy, several cats including Stevie Mouse (the book of her story is almost finished) and two rescue dogs, brothers who keep us on our toes. For 30 years I was a research consultant and art was […]

How did a rural dairy farming community get to be a film buff’s dream? Arohanui Film Festival

In the Waikato region of New Zealand, in Te Aroha (Tear A-raw-ha) a rural dairy farming community, there lies a film buff’s dream event called the ‘Arohanui Film Festival’. The Arohanui Film Festival showcases new, entertaining, original, and adventurous films from around the world on the big screen. It will be held at ‘Future Te Aroha’, a former bra factory that has been converted to a multi purpose, non-profit facility for community and cultural use. It’s where film enthusiasts gather […]

Capturing the essence of New Zealand/Aotearoa – LazingBee Photography

Every document, website, social media post you create needs to have that something special that will capture your readers attention.  That visual appeal is created by the graphics or photographs that you use.  But where do you find these?   While there are plenty of Royalty-Free Stock Photos, the one thing that you may be having a hard time to find is New Zealand photographs.  Not just any photographs, but ones where it captures the essence of New Zealand/Aotearoa. Bridget […]

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