Across the road there’s a sign that says “MOUNT EDEN – HOME OF THE ARTS”. I’m not sure what arts Mt Eden is the home of, but the closest thing to an art supplies store here is a shop that sells bits and pieces for making scrapbooks.
I was just watching “Space” and author Chad Taylor was being interviewed. He said he lived in Mt Eden, and (something like) you kind of had to live in Mt Eden if you were a writer. I know of one other writerly type person who is representing the 630, but that’s about it. Perhaps I need to, uh, start hanging out with more local writers.
But regardless of how creative my neighbours are or aren’t, I’m happy here on this side of the motorway.