Monday, August 25, 2014

Last Saturday, August 23, The All Blacks played Australia for the Bledisloe Cup, at Eden Park, Auckland.

The previous week had been a muddled draw, and the All Blacks and many fans were dissatisfied, me amongst them.

This was Peony's first serious competition as a spectator, and she was a bit on edge, and as the game progressed, she got more & more excited and involved, eventually getting nose-to-nose with the action, and keeping pace with Julian Savea as he ran in his try!

At last, a cat I can talk over the All Black prospects.

Now all I need is one who enjoys basketball as much as I do, and will help me celebrate Tall Black & Breakers victories!

Friday, August 8, 2014

My generation

Looking through family photos recently, I came across one that surprised and intrigued me.
My mother was one of three children (Iris, Jean and Allan) all of whom had children: 4, 3, and 4 respectively, which makes 11 grandchildren in total.
Now, Allan's family lived in Dunedin, we lived in Wellington, and Jean's family lived in a number of places in the South Island, so, although we had contact we didn't ALL get together at one time and place.
Except once, as the photo below attests.
Those shown are (the numbers represent their position in the three families):
L to R: Ron (1.2), Bryan (1.4), Elisabeth(3.3), Robert (2.3), Craig (3.4), Tony (3.2), Kay (2.2), Graham (3.1), Barbara (1.3), Ian (2.1), Louise (1.1).
As far as I know that is the only such group photo in existence.