Welcome to greenfolder

I called this site greenfolder in an oblique reference to an old green folder of poetry and prose that I compiled to take travelling with me many years ago. This site started as a similar collection of vaguely related information and references - from dropdown notes or single pages, such as web design or NZ walking tracks, and other more detailed individual websites, such as the supertramp, or the original green folder. They had no great connection and consequently I chose that the navigation between them is always by coming back to the home page.

A small image, top right of the page is always the route home.

Recently though I have reduced the website content to the original green folder and the WH Davies collection called 'the supertramp'.

The home page images were taken at Otanerito on Banks Peninsula where I lived and worked as part of the Banks Peninsula Track.

The 'Track' was a unique business - a co-operative of neighbouring properties, which lasted for over twentyfive years, run throughout by virtually the same few people, and dependent on everyone involved staying in it! The challenge for me over those years was to be successful without getting bigger - to offer a lovely product without charging the earth, and - most of all - to be a tourism business without sacrificing real life to a fake image.

And to remember that the poetry of life, however you interpret it, is always more significant than the package....

These are occasional writings of mine.

They are added here almost entirely for my own benefit. During the Covid lockdown of 2020, I went through some largely undisturbed boxes of previous scribblings, and chose to select out a few to remind myself how I had thought at different stages of my life. They are of dubious literary merit.

The earliest is a schoolboy piece written when I was 16, the majority from my mid to late 30's and a few additional pieces from later in life.

They are divided into 'poems', 'fiction', 'letters' and 'other'.

Click here for access.