Double story fun: Radio NZ storytelling

Relax and listen to a story or two. Check out the most recent two episodes of ‘Moon Over Martinborough’ on Radio NZ.

Part 7: CJ wants a pet pig (6:14)
CJ announces that he wants a pet pig, and I absolutely refuse. Of course CJ prattles on about the pig for some time, and I finally give in.

Part 8: Old Man Henry fades (5:20)
Our geriatric rooster starts laying on our hen’s eggs, and I know something’s wrong.

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4 thoughts on “Double story fun: Radio NZ storytelling

  1. thecontentedcrafter

    Hi Jared, Two chapters with my morning coffee, how wonderful! Chapter 7 is delightful and 8 is quite moving, I loved the part where you spoke to old man Henry – and you are so right, animals can and do grieve!

    Just letting you know the posts link to chapter 8 actually goes to chapter 4 – but hitting the Radio NZ link gets your readers through to all chapters.

    Still loving it all, Pauline

    1. Jared Post author

      Thanks so much Pauline. It’s so nice to hear when people are enjoying my stories. And thanks for the heads up on the link. Fixed!

  2. growlygirl

    Hi there, just wanted to let you know how much I LOVED your book. I got it out of the local (Alexandra) Library, read it in a couple of days, and was just completely thrilled to bits with it. You’ve got a marvellous and accessible writing style which I really enjoyed, and you paint the most beautiful word pictures in my head.
    I really enjoy books about people changing gear and taking on the challenge of a rural life (probably because I’m much more awesome and capable at that sort of thing in my head than I am in reality), and I was particularly pleased to finally encounter the story of someone who is not cast in the hetero mould that I usually find these books in – it is indescribably fabulous to hear the point of view from the non-dominant social narrative, as so often these stories and people seem to get disappeared in the wealth of stories in the dominant narrative (sorry if this is selfish and/or poorly phrased).
    The icing on the scrumptious book cake was your having Coeliac Disease (more selfishness – sorry), as I was diagnosed with this same disease in March this year. So often I am unable to recreate the delicious recipes in books like these, but in your book I can! The more I read, the more excited I got – particularly when you gave GF versions of other people’s recipes (like the Welsh Cakes) and specified which brands/types of GF flour had worked for you. I can’t wait to try all the recipes in your book – I think I’m going to end up with a library fine!

    I’ll be putting your book on my Christmas wish list and recommending it to everyone I know. Thank you so much for sharing part of your life, your journey and your story.

    Best wishes in all your future endeavours.
    CJ

    1. Jared Post author

      Not selfish at all. Thanks for such a nice comment. I never thought about writing a ‘non-dominant social narrative’ but I guess that’s what I done did. :-) So glad you enjoyed it.

      BTW if you don’t know about NZ Coeliac Society, you should. Here they are: http://www.coeliac.co.nz/

      And you know, anyone who goes by CJ is OK with me.

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