12 March 2009


I'm still here folks!  Back on the beat so to speak.
DH Dennis was going to retire this year but with the current recession his firm had been laying their workers off and he went in the second wave at the end of February! Not a complete surprise but a bit of a shock to the system when he'd been working there for nearly 20 years.

We haven't yet decided what we're going to do with our lives but we're definately not going to sit around waiting to shuffle off this mortal coil that's for sure. I would like to travel around NZ for a year or two, in a mobile home, to see where we might like to live eventually, but there's no rush. In the meantime senior fares on the public transport is all free now so we're going to take advantage of that and have a good look around the city we currently live in. I was born here and apart from living in Melbourne for a year have never left so I think I know it pretty well. However, Dennis moved here from England in 1964 and has never been to the South Island and would you believe Waiheke Island! So that's on the agenda very soon.

Twice a week we're going to catch the train, get off at a stop we haven't been to before and have a look around combined with a bit of walking and a cup of coffee before we come home again. At the very least we will/should get fairly fit.

Today we started off with getting the train to the last stop out west - Waitakere. Not the most exciting place to start off with but never mind, the weather was good and we found a little park to sit in to have our lunch. There was one shop, one school, a sports field where we had lunch, a railway station and a public toilet and that was about it! Oh yes the RSA but that wasn't open today.

Tois Tois in Waitakere




Waitakere Primary School built in 1921.


Bus stop outside the school.


Us playing in the park!


Liz McCoy said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your dh's lay off! You're plan for exploring your city sure does seem like a great exercise and growing period for you both.

HUGS! keep us updated on your adventures.

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