Saturday, May 12, 2012

Some photos of Wanganui, known as the River city, or town, not sure it is a city.

Art installations all along the river bank.
It's a river with Mana, and I don't say that lightly.
The riverboat sails up the river, looks like an interesting trip.
It's meant to be the river, but as I come from ChCh  I thought it looked like a earthquake crack
Large shiny sphere on the river bank
The bridge over the river Wanganui

Friday, May 4, 2012

After the funeral (yes I stole that from Agatha Christie)

Aj dreams of actually  driving the Yorkshire Terrier's Audi
Aj and I are back from the North Island. Mum's funeral was lovely and although Basil and Tom didn't go, they had the flu, some  of the South Island family (which is most of us) managed to get up to Wanganui, so we had a mini family reunion.
adorable great niece who kept us entertained  for the 3 days
Aj and my Dad
The 3 cousins, CB, JM and Aj,  yes they were on their laptops for hours
Aj and I stayed in a very faded 1970's motel, which had ants, the surprise was that we had to pay for them to stay as well. We ate at the Contessa's or I should say we ate too much at the Contessa's. I don't think it's terrible to say we had a great time, Mum would have loved having us all there 
I lost my voice of course, but after the Mass and the eulogy, and Aj who went to work this morning was sent home because he now has the headache and terrible throat.
 This morning it is raining and cold and indeed it's the opening day of duck shooting season, so at least the ducks have a fighting chance. I have decided to spend the day at home sewing, as I am feeling a little flat, thank you for your kind thoughts and virtual hugs, so very kind.Love to all   Barbara.