An article about outgoing French writer Estelle Nollet and her life in the cottage was in the Dompost and can be read here. She was quoted as saying about Randell Cottage,
I can free my mind here. I feel like I have been given the gift of time. I don’t have to worry about how to pay the rent. I have the opportunity to explore other ways of writing. Now is the time to experiment.
On Tuesday 30 April, Estelle spoke at the Alliance Française in Wellington. The talk was called “Entre Voyage et Écriture”. She left the cottage on May 6.