My name is Deborah Russell. I previously blogged at inastrangeland.wordpress.com, and this blog is a continuation. I set up IaSL as we moved from New Zealand to Australia at the start of 2008. Three years later, we moved home to a land we know in our bones. I am in a strange land no longer, although I would never claim to know all there is to know about Aotearoa New Zealand, the land of my birth, and the land of my dreams.
I am a woman of a certain age, with a long term partner, three children, a chopping and changing not-career. These days I am working as an academic, at a university in a provincial centre in the lower North Island. In this blog, I call it Greenhills University.
I have moved on from the idealism of my youth, but I am still feminist. This blog is about cooking and gardening and politics and books and food and life and trivia, and above all else, it is a feminist blog.
Finally, the opinions on this blog and its predecessor are entirely my own, and I am responsible for them. This blog has no connection whatsoever with my employer.