Tag Archives: Grandad

The First Man on the Moon

I was too young to really remember the first moon landing. I was not quite two when it happened. However, the death of Neil Armstrong last week brought to mind a memory which is not only one of my earliest … 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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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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21 July 1982

Wed Jul XXI Rained nearly all day when Mum wanted to wash all our stuff ready for Tauranga One day back in Auckland and we were going off on our travels again, this time to visit Dad’s aunt and uncle … 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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17 July 1982

Sat Jul XVII Went to Bay of Islands. Bought a ‘Muldoon Buck’ on the way. Saw Kelly Tarlton’s Shipwreck Museum on the ship ‘Tui’. Then we went to the Waitangi Treaty house and Maori meeting house and Van Canoe. We … Continue reading

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14 July 1982

Wed Jul XIV Boring. Poured with rain most of the day. There’s not a lot you can say about a day where I couldn’t even be bothered to write the diary. Of course, one of the reasons for this is … Continue reading

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10 July 1982

Sat Jul X Went for a trip to the ‘Rocket Park’ Went to youth group and played lots + lots of silly games The ‘Rocket Park’ was a park where the main climbing structure was shaped like a rocket. I … Continue reading

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9 July 1982

Fri Jul IX Watched W. C. Semi’s. Italy beat Poland 2-0 and W. Germany beat France on Penalties. Barry Davies went beserk when the German keeper saved BOSSIS’s penalty because he had moved, but so had the French keeper. Went … Continue reading

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8 July 1982

Thur Jul VIII Gran + Grandad arrived about 8am, both very tired. Gran in fact went to bed before L + Ke. The arrival of Gran and Grandad necessitated a certain amount of shuffling around of bedrooms. They moved into … Continue reading

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