Category Archives: Happy Things

A Small Achievement

If there is one thing that my family is not very outspoken about – and believe me, we are very outspoken about a lot of things (usually each other) when we want to be – it is individual achievements. We … Continue reading

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Being Published

On a couple of occasions recently I have been asked what the first thing I ever had published was. This is a difficult question to answer, because I never know at what level the questioner expects me to begin. For … Continue reading

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Coming Home

I don’t remember how long it was after we returned to the UK that we actually went home. I think it could have been anything up to a week. It was certainly a fair amount of time and I’m not … Continue reading

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What We Did Next

After a night in London, we went back down to the south coast to spend some time with Nana and Grandad Bob – effectively ending our journey where it began. After a month with Gran and Grandad it only seemed … Continue reading

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3 August 1982

Tue Aug III Went shopping. Dad bought me a boxing game for S$27. Went on a city tour in the afternoon. I still have the boxing game somewhere. It is a basic calculator with a one-player game mode. There are … Continue reading

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2 August 1982

Mon Aug II The final hours. Mrs P was in fine form e.g. late as usual + Dr Scott couldn’t find the house. Not a great start. Then high winds and rain ment we set off 1/2 an hr late. … Continue reading

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22 July 1982

Thur Jul XXII Went to Rotorua Via Waitomo Caves. Caves were Great. Spent Night in youth hostel + Went to Maori Concert – dad got invited up on stage as the honoured guest. Somewhere, there is a photo of Dad … Continue reading

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20 July 1982

Tue Jul XX Returned from the Bay of Islands. Waited ages for a taxi in Auckland. We saw the Wangarei Falls, Went on the replica of the ‘BOUNTY’, visited the Earth Satelite Station and a Greenstone factory. At Squash in … Continue reading

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19 July 1982

Mon Jul XIX Went up to Cape Reinga. Its really great. Nice hot day too. Came back via 90 Mile Beach. Just after Afternoon Tea we had a tyre explode. Didn’t get back until 6.30. I remember this day well. … Continue reading

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18 July 1982

Sun Jul XVIII Went on a boat trip ’round the Islands. The Twits didn’t give us any lunch. Afterwards we went to Russell. On the trip we took some mail to a family who have a goat called ‘FLYMO’! I … Continue reading

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