Tag Archives: New Zealand

19 April 1982

Mon Apr XIX Not a lot happened today. (Not bad for a Monday). Its strange how I always seem to be counting the days to Aug 2 but dont want to go. August 2nd was the day that we would … Continue reading

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20 February 1982

Sat Feb XX Cricket Cancelled – it poured with rain overnight – so borrowed the Parkes’ portable T.V. (portable? its got an 14″x12″ screen!) and watched the 1 day International (NZ 74 all out Aussies 75-2). Mum offered L+K $1 … Continue reading

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The Thirty Year Project

I mentioned last Friday that my Nana had given me a diary as a Christmas present, because we were off to spend a few months in New Zealand and she wanted me to keep a record of my time there. … Continue reading

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Nobody’s Diary?

For Christmas 1981 my Nana gave my sister and I a beautiful Chinese-style notebook each. In return, we gave her (as we gave my other grandparents) a photograph album containing professional pictures of all six members of my family. The … Continue reading

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The Toe End of the Curry Story

I deliberately left something out of Wednesday’s story about curry. I figured that a post about such a delicious meal – even my worst such meal – might make some of you hanker after it. I therefore decided not to … Continue reading

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My Worst…Curry

Having told you about my first curry a few days ago, it only seems right that I tell you about my worst one. In fact, there are two contenders for this title. The first – and owner of the dubious … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Musical Memory

Exactly three years ago today, I flew to Australia. The idea was that four of us would fly from the UK, meet up with another four in Los Angeles, before joining up with my parents in Brisbane for a three … Continue reading

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