I took a lot of photographs yesterday.
There is no illusion that they were particularly good photographs, but for whatever reason, I inadvertently formatted the card before I uploaded them, so I am having to select from a very limited set of shots on the other camera, or other shots made after the error was discovered. First I have a shot of some craft work made by Mary. Apparently there is a project aimed at the commemorating the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign on ANZAC day 2015. This involves a lot of knitted poppies made to a standard pattern. I believe 5,000 such poppies are required.
In the evening, I enjoyed the company of former colleagues as we celebrated the 70th birthday of one of them. As I arrived at my friend’s house I spotted this flag just down the road. To my understanding, the use of the Royal Standard is reserved solely for the Queen or on occasion the Governor General. I have no idea whether the person is a royalist or being sarcastic, but he or she risks a $5,000 fine for breach of the Flags, Emblems and names Protection Act, 1981. (I am not a monarchist).
After a very pleasant meal at the Black Olive restaurant in Petone (recommended), the evening came to an end in light drizzle. Mindful of my disastrous error in deleting images, I made a last desperate shot of the view from my garage door down the valley through the rain. That’s Waterloo Rd heading across the valley.
Hopefully, no such errors will occur tomorrow, and then we are off on an adventure.