Category Archives: Museum

April 14, 2017 … now where was I?

Karitane was a delight, both as a place to stay, and as a place from which to visit other places. I got a year older since I last wrote, and to celebrate, Mary took me to the famous “Fleur’s Place” … Continue reading

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November 30, 2016 … on the West Island

Here I am in the big brown island next door. It’s 8:20 am and already the thermometer is telling me it’s 26 deg C, and heading for 28. I am enjoying the hospitality of my eldest son David and his … Continue reading

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November 23, 2015 … over the range

Billie was at a camp for guides at Lake Hawea. The family set out to retrieve her at the end of the camp, and dropped me in Wanaka at a transport and toy museum. This place has an amazing collection, … Continue reading

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June 21, 2015 … midwinter according to the calendar

The worst is yet to come. Bad weather provides an incentive to do indoor things, so yesterday, Mary and I went to the national museum, Te Papa, to see the ANZAC exhibition, “The Scale of Our War“. Mounted by Weta … Continue reading

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January 17, 2015 … Grandson and gull chicks

Yesterday was spent with Grandson Cooper.   We discussed what he would like to do and he asked if we could go to Te Papa. Cooper gets excited about many things and he usually makes a beeline for the exhibits … Continue reading

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October 6, 2014 … fossils and flora

Billie’s visit came to an end yesterday. Before we parted company though, we took her to the National Museum, Te Papa where there was an exhibition about dinosaurs. I presumed that, as in most other paying exhibitions, cameras would be … Continue reading

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