What an experience!
The first time in my ‘long’ life I went
TEN PIN BOWLING
The staff of the school had a lovely evening out. There were four teams of six. We thoroughly enjoyed the outing.
I had been looking forward to the Conference and to visit Nelson in the South Island of NZ since last year. The week before I had to go, I became ill with bronchitis. I still wasn’t well on the Friday of our departure. It was cloudy and the weather report expected rain during the weekend.
I had a wonderful weekend. My good friend and I stayed in a motel about ten minutes walk from the Conference centre. We walked the Friday evening to register and a get -together to meet other members.
From the motel doorstep.
I did not attend the Saturday morning session because it was raining and I did not want to get wet.
The conference goers were taken into Nelson city by double decker bus. Nelson is known for its Saturday market.
My friend and I had a good lunch before the afternoon session.
The afternoon session was interesting.
We had a formal dinner Saturday evening.
Sunday was time for proposed remits and round off of Conference.
Sad to say that our return home did not go as we had planned. We missed our flight! Lucky for us we got two seats on a charter flight.
We were glad to be back that afternoon.
Tuesday morning two children (brother and sister) found a skink on the concrete.
I picked it up and put it between the foliage.
I first had to give it to the boy so that he could feel how slippery it was.
I wonder what skink this could be?
Wicked wheels Wednesday.
All colourfully decorated.
Today was Stella, my daughter in law’s baby shower. The house was decorated in a wonderland of owls, toadstools, balloons and sweet treats.
Stella enjoying opening the parcels.
We made some elephants using towels.
The mother to be.
A big thank you toStella’s mother and sister Melissa for organising this awesome shower.
The last two weeks I have been working on my first handmade cardigan for my first grandchild which is due half December. It is going to be a little girl. Today was the stork party/baby shower.
Wrapped up with fresh flowers
from my garden.
One for mommy, one for daddy
one for baby in the middle
Every morning Monday to Friday
before school starts at
Little ones (5-year-old) build
fences and cages for
They love to play and build.
Bigger girls make bracelets and other items like
fruit, hotdogs or bees using
Some are playing games on iPad
14+15 May 2016- Poultry Show, Upper Hutt, New Zealand
There was a good variety of pigeons, ducks, chicken and some budgies.
My husband loved rollers. We always had some. The ones on show reminded me about the rollers we had more than twenty years ago.
Some pigeons on show.
The top row middle photo shows a chicken which you can’t recognise the front from the back.
Eggs were also on display.
There was also a crafty competition
Use and decorate eggs.
Egg on the right is an ostrich egg shell.
While I am on the topic of pizza and eating
I want to share some interesting NZ delicacies.
I bought some
paua fritters and
while I had the Japanese student.
We decided not to get the fritters and hot dogs again!
My student also brought a small frying pan and utensils with her to bake Japanese Rolled eggs.
She gave these to me as present.
Then also some handkerchiefs as she calls them.
This past week I went through some old papers of my parents.
I discovered two telegrams sent to my parents while they were travelling
to South Africa in 1952 on De Waterman
from the Netherlands.
The first one is a telegram from my grand parents
on February 18, 1952.
My fathers birthday.
The next one is my treasure.
Congratulations from my grandparents on my 6 th birthday
Febuary 22, 1952!
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