Saturday, July 16, 2011

Some more photos of destruction and a few bargains

Won't be repairing buses in there any time soon.
Back view couldn't get closer.
They have taken the copper off the dome, when the wooden structure is down, the back wall is going to fall.
sign on a fence opposite the Library
The old Edgeware library and was the community centre, obviously not  now, the building is on a lean, it's not you.
I love it, Basil hates it and it's Scottish, there is no pleasing him.
Only $2, I've wanted one of these, so Nigella.
Just look at Tommy and Tuppence on the front cover, not what I'm used too.
I have my glasses and they are an improvement, but we are eating very basic meals this week as I am the provider of food. Basil and I went into town this afternoon,to take the photos before the buildings come down. Morning, noon and night the trucks are taking the rubble to the Forrest to dump, the CBD is disappearing before our eyes. The Library it was a library when we lived down the road, it was a wonderful old place, with little old ladies who were volunteers and very limited opening times but some of the best books in town. This is going back nearly 30 years, it is a landmark, a few metres up the street the supermarket, the bread shop, the bakery, the video shop, the vege man and the local pub are gone, the doctors is closed as well as the hardware shop till the engineers think what to do with them, this has gutted the community.
Basil took me out for lunch after, to McDonalds not any McDonald's but the one in the posh suburb and very nice it was too, busy but not noisy, just humming quietly. I went to the Mall to pick up some junk food for Aj and Coop (Aj's old school friend) because they are watching Auckland vs (us) Canterbury, it's us 24 to 16 so it's going well. The Crusaders lost the Super 14 final to the Red's, and although Aj was gutted, it's straight into the ITM cup and then the World Cup. I think we will be Rugbyed out by the end of the year.I did go to the market yesterday, but other than veges and another bag, I didn't buy anything, counting the pennies till next week when there is a Book Sale in that posh suburb I mentioned, I'm hoping for a better type of book, haha, not sure what a better type of book is, something to improve the mind perhaps, gosh that's to late for me, I'll be looking for murder, food and craft, and what does that say about me, I simply don't know. So that's it, have nothing else to tell you, except I will be marking out the vege garden next weekend, I'm trying to do it in a more planned manner, yes I know these sort of things never go to plan but I've roped in the family with a mixture of bribes and threats, the usual way I get family co-operation. Love Aunt Bee.


  1. Sad to see the destruction of the buildings. Glad you are getting used to your new glasses.

    Good luck with the veggie garden!

  2. The photos shown are too dreadful for words. It must make you so sad to see the destruction on a daily basis.
    On a higher note I love your Scottish scene, very tranquil, and as for the Nigella style mezzula and chopping board well done you. I paid mega bucks for mine.

    I need new glasses, but I keep putting it off, as if my eyesight is going to improve!! I think not.

  3. So sad to see the photo's that building with the dome on top is beautiful and so heart breaking i am sure for you all. Lovely that you are planting a veg garden enjoy it there is nothing like being able to pick your own ;-)) Take care, dee x

  4. So sad Barb …about the buildings and the people that have lost employment..I am so grateful that I seen the city... before all the awful happenings

  5. It truly saddens me to see those beautiful, irreplaceable buildings being torn apart, but also the whole situation must be so frightening for you all.
    Good uck and have lots of enjoyment with your veggie garden. M x

  6. hi barbara, i know you are going through a lot at the moment, but could you please just drop me a quick line to let me know what you want to do about our swap. either give me your address and i'll post them to you, or i'll do something else with them, up to you. thanks a lot.