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More Starting School

As my Facebook and Twitter timelines are currently swamped with people posting about their kids starting school, I am throwing in a post of my own on the subject. I’ve already written about my own times starting school (here). I … 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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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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24 July 1982

Sat Jul XXIV Went fishing a.m. p.m. walked around Mt Manganui + had a giant Icecream Uncle Neil was very much into exactly the sort of sports that I was not. After the golf of our previous meeting with him … 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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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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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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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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Childhood Fragments

There are many things that I remember about my childhood which don’t, of themselves, amount to entire stories. On the other hand, I don’t want them to be lost forever, so I’ll collect them together from time to time as … Continue reading

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