Monthly Archives: October 2015

October 24, 2015 … to the zoo

Rarely do I do zoo photos. Yesterday, however, the school where our grandchildren Maggie and Cooper attend had a “teacher only” day. I volunteered to look after them for a few hours and asked them what they would like to … Continue reading

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October 23, 2015 … low cloud and drizzle

The last few days have been freaky, weather-wise. We have had strong winds alternating with low cloud, mist and rain. Normally I would suggest that these are incompatible, but that’s what we have had.  Low cloud is not necessarily bad … Continue reading

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October 22, 2015 … reliving old memories

Every so often, I get to have lunch with a group of former colleagues. Five of the seven in our group are retired, and we are always grateful to the remaining two for continuing to fund our superannuation through their … Continue reading

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October 21, 2015 … in fruitless search of a fearsome bird

Te Ahumairangi Hill is a place I should visit more often. Yesterday, I went there looking for a nesting pair of New Zealand falcons (karearea) which were reportedly defending their nest site by swooping on passing pedestrians. A swooping falcon … Continue reading

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October 20, 2015 … reaching new heights

In case you get excited, the “new height” refers to a hill from which I have not previously done much. Few people outside Wellington realize that we too, have a suburb called Mt Albert. It has been closed for a … Continue reading

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October 19, 2015 … in the shadow of history

We saw Catherine and Mark off at the airport yesterday. I am glad that  they are safely home, but a little melancholy that they are so far away. After they had booked in Mary patiently sat in the car and … Continue reading

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October 18, 2015 … here today, gone tomorrow

Wandering yesterday, I passed the botanic gardens. Despite a boisterous wind, the tulip beds were in remarkably good shape and attracted many visitors. Two young Vietnamese women  wearing traditional ao dai were posing for photographs, and they brought back memories … Continue reading

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