NZ House & Garden - - TALKBACK -

Sally, I’ve just opened my Au­gust is­sue, which, for the first time in a while, felt a bit like home­work. Read­ing your ed­i­to­rial is like read­ing my own thoughts. We are knee-deep in our own ren­o­va­tion too. The fam­ily has moved to a lit­tle rental down the road and our gra­cious bun­ga­low is stand­ing for­lornly, bot­tom ex­posed. This ren­o­va­tion has been a long time in the plan­ing. It’s not our first, but it’s our most ex­ten­sive. And what I thought I’d find ex­cit­ing (choos­ing colours! Taps! Tiles!) is in fact daunt­ing and wor­ri­some. It gives me heart that an ex­pe­ri­enced pro such as your­self is so re­lat­able for an or­di­nary mor­tal ren­o­va­tor like me. Good luck to you and your ren­o­va­tion.

Jo­hanna Park, Hamil­ton

Artist Greer Clay­ton’s house, Au­gust 2018.

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