Tag Archives: Grandad

7 July 1982

Wed Jul VII Dad dropped a bombshell at Teatime. Gran + Grandad arn’t coming tomorrow on Friday, they are coming tommorow! L + Ke can’t wait for morning! It looks like I was pretty excited, too, as my spelling seems … Continue reading

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1 July 1982

Thur Jun Jul I Last month in N.Z. Soccer practice held on Tennis courts again. Dad returned p.m. just after [illegible] returned from chip shop – what timing This post is, in it’s own small way, unique, in that it … Continue reading

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13 June 1982

Sun Jun XIII Grandad’s Birthday. Dull Day. L + Ke being really awfull Gran and Grandad hadn’t arrived in New Zealand yet, but I felt the need to mark Grandad’s birthday – which would have been his 70th – because … Continue reading

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27 May 1982

Thur May XVII Nice easy fitness session with Wong. Played badly at soccer. Had a letter from Gran saying Grandad had offered her a trip to Auck. for her Birthday. As I have been writing this I have done the … Continue reading

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There’s No Point Getting Old

This week would’ve seen my Gran’s 90th birthday and that made me think about the things that I might have learned from my grandparents. I am not sure I took in that much from my Nana. There were occasionally useful … Continue reading

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19 May 1982

Wed May XIX Went to the Thermal areas an Rotorua – what a long drive. They are really great. Got some honey from the honey centre. There really is nowhere like Rotorua, at least in my experience. Geysers, bubbling mud, … Continue reading

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8 January 1982

Friday Jan VIII Went to Lancing. Train Very Late Departing and Very Crowded, ‘though most people got out at E. Croydon. Train Brighton-Lancing Not So Crowded. Thick Snow Last Night. Mr Fords Funeral. Day II Skiving Off School! There you … Continue reading

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Boxing Day

I know, it is Boxing Day and you’re surprised to find me here, but when I was growing up Boxing Day was always a day for doing things, not for sitting around and continuing to digest the Christmas turkey. This … Continue reading

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My First…Cure Album

I make no apologies for today’s Memory. I have written before about my unrelenting love of The Cure and earlier this week I had the privilege of seeing them in the wonderful setting of the Royal Albert Hall. More significantly … Continue reading

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My Worst…Wedding

There’s a surprising amount of competition for this, from the wedding where I had not only never met the groom but never got to speak to the one person I did know, the bride, to the one which my only … Continue reading

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