Today was saying goodbye to another one of the hell pirates. Gabrielle, who has been schlepping around northern New Zealand for the last two weeks blew through town today, picking up Jurij and driving off into the sunset of Little Desert and on to Adelaide. And it is her birthday today too, so after Jurij taught class at Chunky, we pulled on party hats, lit the candles on the cake, and sang happy birthday. So once again I say goodbye to people I really should see more often than once every few years, especially someone like Gabrielle … and I’ll be saying goodbye to a few more in a week. So here are some photos of some of my favourite people in the world.