Thursday, December 1, 2011

A beautiful start to Summer, long may it continue.

It's only temporary,( that means a few years) but this was one of the busiest  thoroughfares in town.
Pop up mall made of shipping containers were once was Cashel Mall.
Looking directly into the heart of the city, to the ruin of the Anglican Cathedral
The Rose Garden.
Trying for an artistic shot here.
The herbaceous border in all it's glory.
The hideous fountain looked quite nice in the gorgeous  sun
The Contessa and the Yorkshire Terrier are down for a few days, the Terrier to work and Contessa to visit the family. We had a lovely day yesterday visiting the Botanic gardens (cue lots of photos of Roses), the new container shopping area in town and a quick lunch in a Mall near our house. Aj and I met up with them for dinner,later that night, which was lovely. In the container area, Johnsons the the best old style grocers shop in the world and New Zealand, has re- opened, as the old shop was demolished, Contessa and I bought things we loved to eat when we were living in London, I of course was delighted to pick up a 6 pack of Walnut Whirls, (heaven), and a Yorkie bar (not for ladies, sorry for the trip down old advertisment lane), Contessa bought pork scratchings for the Terrier and a Fry's Peppermint bar for herself. We stopped at the Northlands Mall in a fruitless search for Yorkshire Gold tea and discovered the supermarket has just started selling English food items, I could have bought my Walnut Whirls for $3.00 cheaper. They had sold out of Yorkshire tea  but stocked other things that tempted us, I said to the Contessa we were eating memories and that is the truth. Our days of our big OE, were some of the happiest days of our lives, I include the Yorkshire Terrier because we met him, while living in London and he was from Scunthorpe which was overseas, in comparison to London if you know what I mean. I shall go back to bed now, it's 4.26 am and I have a busy day tomorrow. Love Aunt Bee.


  1. Oh!! how I wish for sunshine warmth .Here in England it's Winter

  2. DITTO
    I have just come in from getting something out of the garage and I am shivering and damp. Slate grey skies since this morning and regular downpours. The sunshine looks wonderful.

  3. aahh love that " your eating your memories " ;-)) Sounds like you have been having a lovely time. Have a great weekend, dee x

  4. I love reading of your 'adventures around town'. Always puts a smile on my face!