Monday, 6 February 2012

Happy Waitangi Day and a Diamond Anniversary

Firstly, Happy Waitangi Day to all New Zealanders, my adopted country where I spent seven years and still have so very many happy memories - Kia ora!

and secondly, today is the diamond anniversary of the Queen's accession to the throne. There will be major celebrations throughout the UK and Commonwealth in June with street parties and the lighting of beacons amongst other things - it's going to be a busy summer what with the Olympics and Paralympics as well!


  1. Hi Fiona, yes as an expat we don't always have the media clues to remind us. I was in Melbourne all day yesterday but spent the hour and a half drive each way listening to SplitEnz, Hello Sailor and Dave Dobbin on the Ipod. That and a very nice Marlborough Savignon Blanc when I got home was a good way to celebrate the day. Just ran out of time to ring my brother, never mind there's always next year LOL
    Arohanui :-)

  2. Hi Fiona, don't know how - but have just found your wonderful blog. I am enjoying trolling back through your blog and seeing what you are working on and where your travels take you.

    Looking forward to reading lots more.