Visit The Dowse Art Museum: Flat-pack Whakapapa


I had an interesting outing yesterday. My best friend invited me to visit the Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. http://dowse.org.nz/

For more information on the Flat-pack please click on the following link:

http://dowse.org.nz/exhibitions/detail/maureen-lander-flat-pack-whakapapa

I took these photos of the whakapapa and raranga (Maori weaving)

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Absolute fantastic!

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School Stories: Wild windy weather


Wild windy weather and water everywhere.

The entrance gateway had so much water children had to go round the office block to reach the before school care room.

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Ella went around while Jordan and Tessa waded through the deep water.

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Tessa struggled with her umbrella.

No use at all, wind blowing at 150 km ph and hard rain pouring down!

School Stories: Dress up


LIBRARY WEEK

at school kicked off with a bang.

Author Fifi Colston visited us.

http://www.bookcouncil.org.nz/writer/colston-fifi/

Pre-loved book swap.

Today (Friday)

Fairy dress-up.

First dressed up Before school care child was  RAINBOW DASH(My little Pony)

 

Next was DOBBY THE HOUSE ELF

 

With MOANING MYRTLE

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Spiderman, Hermionie Granger and Snow White

 

Good idea of entertaining children and make them read more.

Waiting: The Daily Post Photo Challange


Waiting for the rain to lift so that the Spring Festival in Upper Hutt could be dry this year. https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2017/upper-hutt-spring-festival/wellington-region

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It did not happen. Year after year we got rain and cold winds. Waiting for better weather did not help.

I had a Soroptimist business meeting 10 am Saturday morning. I took the photo from the window where we were sitting in the lounge. I thought that everybody was waiting for the sky to clear. It never did.

The Daily Post Photo Challenge says:

Share a snapshot that shows a sense of waiting.

Visit

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/waiting-2017/

for more information.

 

 

Unusual: The Daily Post, photo challenge


Guest host Lignum Draco asks us to experiment with something unusual.

For extra information click the following link:

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/unusual-ld/

UNUSUAL

Two months ago I held a very unusual object in my hand. I also had the opportunity to hang it around my neck to feel how it feels.

Mary Fisher our own Upper Hutt, New Zealand world champion Paralympic swimmer 2016, was the guest speaker at our monthly Soroptimist meeting.

https://www.facebook.com/MaryFisherNZ/

She told us about the excitement of winning a gold medal at Rio Paralympic games.

The medal has small balls in it. The gold one has the most in it. It is for the blind to hear the sound of it and recognise which one it is!

Mary’s gold medal

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Two more medals.

We could all touch and hold it!

Unusual indeed.

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I am just behind Mary Fisher in the purple coat with the gold medal around my neck!

School Stories: Last sunset term two


It was such a lovely sunset on Friday, July 7, 2017.

Last day term two!

I work from three to five at Plateau School.

The room we use in the afternoons.

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The office block at sunset.

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Opposite classrooms.

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Romantic silhouette of the flagpole and sky.

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To my young friends out there: Life can be great, but not when you can’t see it. So, open your eyes to life: to see it in the vivid colors that God gave us as a precious gift to His children, to enjoy life to the fullest, and to make it count. Say yes to your life.

Nancy Reagan
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/n/nancy_reagan.html

Bridges: The Daily Post; Photo Challenge


Bridge

Think about the things, places, or people that connect us. What’s your take?

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/bridge/

 

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Footbridge over railway, Lower Hutt

 

 

If you’re gonna let me down, let me down gently
Don’t pretend that you don’t want me
Our love ain’t water under the bridge
If you’re gonna let me down, let me down gently
Don’t pretend that you don’t want me
Our love ain’t water under the bridge
Say that our love ain’t water under the bridge

Water Under the Bridge

Cooking Spree


The staff of the school had a wonderful evening out on Saturday.

We went to an Azian cooking school.

Everything was ready for the cooking!

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The session started 6:30 pm.

The instructor/tutor/chef demonstrated

what we had to do to make a perfect meal.

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We first made spring rolls.

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Then the main meal:

pork, lemon grass and chilli(which I did not use).

On the plate was a cup of rice and fresh lettuce.

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It was very tasteful and delicious to eat.

 

Making stars against violence


May 13 we, as Soroptimists, came together to make stars.

In the two hours, we made 40 stars.

A view ladies took ribbon home to fold some more.

At that stage, we had 110 stars folded.

Up to date, we are at 200 and there are still in the making.

Danger: The Daily Post Photo Challenge


DANGER

There are dangers in  New Zealand we can’t predict.

Nature works on its own.

Sea, wind, rain, storms, earthquakes, cyclones…

Today I went shopping in one of our supermarkets.

The entrance looked like this!

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This looks dangerous!

Here the walls of the shop are strengthened to protect it against strong earthquakes.

Look out! This week’s challenge is about the unexpected thrill of danger: says Michelle W

at

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/danger/