Monthly Archives: August 2019

This morning…

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Guess what…

It exists! 31 August 2019 Last day of our holiday. Who knows when we’ll get another? We didn’t really have anything planned today. We walked down to Puke Ariki and I felt something fall onto my shoulder. Looking down I … Continue reading

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A Topp Day

30 August 2019 Isn’t funny how when you do two totally dissimilar things in one day, it feels like the first thing was done days earlier? Like this morning we were picked up at 9.00am by Ian of Taranaki Tours’ … Continue reading

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More photos

As I probably won’t have time to write up my blog today, here are today’s photos of our bus tour, the Te Rewarewa bridge, what was originally 55 Gill St and is now a truck stop at Sentry Hill, a … Continue reading

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Lifting its skirts…

29 August 2019 One problem with writing up a daily blog. The time it takes to do it. I don’t even know if I’ll get the chance tomorrow. The 100th anniversary of Taranaki Museum/Puke Ariki finishes at 11.00pm. And I’m … Continue reading

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All photos. Few words.

28 August 2019 Once again, a neighbouring unit kept me awake for an hour or so. D.C. got up at 3.00am to pop next door and when she came back, I became aware of the drone of an extractor fan. … Continue reading

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Unexpected discoveries

27 August 2019 Oh… Luxury. Who needs the Ritz when you’ve got an electric blanket. I got woken up during the night, either by the unit above us or next to us, who was obviously making an early (5.00am?) runner. … Continue reading

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Found us!

26 August 2019 Last night, as a treat, I thought I’d put on the motel’s electric blanket. So I switched it on to three, did other things whilst it warmed the bed, and then switched it off before getting between … Continue reading

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Puddle Jumping

25 August 2019   We got up at 7.30, got washed and dressed and went down to the “restaurant” for breakfast. Now, one of the reasons why we always like staying at the EconoLodge is the quality of the breakfasts. … Continue reading

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First night food

In case you don’t know what macaroni cheese and green and orange drinks look like.

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