Category Archives: New Zealand

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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The Rest of the Diary

Written into the front and the back of the diary are a number of things. There are the home addresses of Mr Parr-Whalley (why?), Vince Gooding and Kerry Munday, one of the boy’s who sat behind me in Mr Parr-Whalley’s … 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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1 August 1982

Sun Aug I Last day in N.Z. Mass clear-up. Rang Vince. He found out there was no Tues flight, so we’ll miss each other. Had fish + chips for tea. Went to the Rocket park. Ke got filthy playing football. … Continue reading

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31 July 1982

Sat Jul XXXI Last day of July. Did another charity collection with Mrs P. Not a good response for the Crippled Children. The others went out so I went to rugby. OTAHUHU beat NORTH SHORE 26-16 and GRAMMER beat UNIVERSITY … Continue reading

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30 July 1982

Fri Jul XXX Stayed in bed until 9.30. Went to Hamilton with the others + had lunch at McD’s again. Lunch consisted of My Big Mac, chips, Choc. Milk Shake and Caramel Sundae, 1/2 of Karens Chips, Lisa’s Ice Cream … Continue reading

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28 July 1982

Wed Jul XXVIII Went to Mt A am. Spent most of the afternoon reading. Went to RTS for a leaving presentation for Ka. They had a 1st RTS Feast in our honour. We were given a card, a photo + … Continue reading

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27 July 1982

Tue Jul XXVII Last Tuesday in N.Z. Went on a ferry to Devonport. When we got there we found that ARA buses didn’t go there, so we had to go to Takapuna to catch one back to Auckland. Couldn’t find … Continue reading

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26 July 1982

Mon Jul XXVI Went to Parnell. Ka + I bought M a kauri pig and D a bag of Barley sugars. Had lunch in Parnell too. Karen and I had been allowed to go off on our own around Parnell, … Continue reading

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25 July 1982

Sun Jul XXV Went fishing again, bought a net but can’t get it home. Went to a place like MOTAT pm. Late lunch and got on a coach back to Auckland. I remember this incident well. I was determined that, … Continue reading

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