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  • That ride........

    January 7 in New Zealand ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

    Gran and I visited the sight of my big splash this afternoon - I wanted to take some photos to demonstrate how easy it was to go wrong here. The first image is the river backwater - that is probably 200mm from the track centre - the second is the approach - riding down to a narrow gateway through two trees and then a hard right turn - my bike and then the back eye that has come up - I have no idea what caused that.Read more

    Cath Scott

    😲 your poor face

    1/7/21Reply
    Catlover

    impressive

    1/7/21Reply
    Lynn Gunn

    A Looks like that 😢

    1/7/21Reply
    Bob and Mary Travels

    ☹️ looks like you need a name/number under your photo Trevor 😄

    1/9/21Reply
     
  • Day7

    Some photos

    January 4 in New Zealand ⋅ 🌧 20 °C

    Yesterday Phinn and Adam went with Pop to help Jim and Sandra erect their climbing challenge gear. They have two grandchildren arriving soon.
    This was a lot of fun, especially testing it later.
    Today Nick arrived and he brought fruit pastries from the French Baker in Greytown - we had these with afternoon coffee. After lunch while Gran had an afternoon nap Nick & Phinn went for a walk - Pop and Adam went to the pool - we had a good time at the pool, playing ball for most of the time.
    Its been a warm day without rain so that has been good. Tomorrow the boys will leave for home and it will be quiet at 5 Willow Grove.
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    Susan Plunkett

    Looks like great fun!

    1/4/21Reply
    Susan Plunkett

    What a super-smiley boy!

    1/4/21Reply
    Cath Scott

    This looks like a great challenge course

    1/4/21Reply
     
  • Day5

    First 2 days of 2021

    January 2 in New Zealand ⋅ 🌧 18 °C

    So its 2021 and it was a quiet start for us - in bed before midnight and up not so early. New Year's Day was a day at home - we had been so busy it was time for grandparents to rest, and besides Pop wanted to watch the races.
    But today it was up early, figuring we'd need to be at Splash Planet early to beat the crowd and to make the most of the day with rain forecast. I baked some bread and we packed stuff for the day and left pretty much on time!
    And so it was no surprise to see the huge queues lined up waiting to get in, and we lined up too. It took about 40 minutes and we were in and were early enough to secure a table under a tree. Gran and Pop settled in and two boys went off for a fun day and we didn't see them for over an hour.
    So we left them to it - we people watched. There was a huge crowd there - probably the same as 1 year ago. Everyone was well behaved and people just fitted in with each other. Gran and the boys went and got lunch - pizza and chips. We later got a BE coffee, which was pretty sharp 👍
    The sky started to look like rain and we suggested to the boys they might like to change and they were happy to do that - I think they were getting weary.
    Adam wanted to check out the go carts and bumper boats. He got in the queue for a go cart ride, but after 10 minutes he had done the maths - he'd need to wait over an hour, so it was home.
    But not quite Gran suggested we go to Rush Munro's for an icecream and there was unanimous approval.
    While we ate out beaut icecreams it started to rain and so it is still right now.
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    Nick Plunkett

    Looks like fun was had by all. Hope pop went for a swim too.

    1/2/21Reply
    Susan Plunkett

    Looks like a great time - am glad the rain held off for you 😊

    1/2/21Reply
    Lynn Gunn

    What a great facility looks like a fun time had by all

    1/2/21Reply
     
  • Day3

    Photos 2

    December 31, 2020 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    The trip to Clifton and back, if you check the maps, is nearly 19km. Top effort by the boys.

    Susan Plunkett

    Woohoo! Great job team Plunkett!

    12/31/20Reply
    Nick Plunkett

    How did u get all the bikes on?

    12/31/20Reply
    Trevor and Robyn

    if you look closely you will see the front of Phinn's bike is not in a strap - as you move from front to back the fronts get harder to fit. I just tied Phinn's bike tightly to the others - no problem.

    12/31/20Reply
    Lynn Gunn

    Well done, how did Adam’s bum go 🥴

    1/1/21Reply
     
  • Day3

    The first few days - the story

    December 31, 2020 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    We arrived in Waipukurau on Monday after a pretty cruisy drive home - no need for sick bags. We stopped at the top of the Remutakas for a break and again at Greytown for sourdough, but the French Baker had been cleaned out of all breads. We had burgers at Maccas in Masterton and no more stops until Waipuk. Everything at home was just as we had left it.
    We have an easterly weather system parked off our coast and occasional drizzle is our lot. So on Tuesday it was a quiet start - Gran went off to sell a few electric fences and we stayed around the house - it was wet outside - but after lunch we got brave and went for a ride - Adam, Phinn and me and the rain stopped, but it was pretty cold. I took Phinn for a ride along the easy river trail on our return.
    We watched a couple of movies on Netflix and a little late off to bed.
    Wednesday was like the previous day - a wet start - so we decided to get our togs out and go to the pool - I thought it might be a busy place, but we pretty much had the whole pool to our selves. We stayed until Pop got cold and had to get out and warm up in the shower. After lunch the four of us got our bikes out and went a little further - Phinn and I rode the river trail on the way out and met up with Gran and Adam later than expected due to Phinn falling into a bush. But then there was another little crash on the return trip when Adam fell off his bike while practically stationary on the swing bridge as he tried to pass some walkers crossing too. There was blood and we had to wrap his finger in a tissue. I thought that would be the end of Adam's day, but no he asked if he could ride the river trail with Phinn and Pop - so we did that on the return trip - the round trip being nearly 16 kms. Another movie and that was our day.
    Today being New Years Eve we decided to go north and ride from Black Bridge to Clifton and stop for cake and coffee - but the incentive was coffee - you see Gran purchased a kilo of coffee online from her phone as we drove home on Monday and it arrived on Wednesday, along with Phinn's book from Grandma, and the coffee wasn't beans - but ground for filter !!!! What was she thinking so we arranged to swop it for beans AND it had to be today or else she die before they opened on Tuesday next.
    We bought some fruit from Kersten on the way up and got our beans. Then drove to Black Bridge to start the ride - but we were in for another surprise - Phinn had a flat tyre - probably a puncture - so Gran gave her bike to Phinn and became our official support crew. The weather cleared off and we had nice weather to and from Clifton - a great ride. Had coffee and cake at the Clifton cafe, while the boys had icecreams. We had a nice break at Clifton and regained our strength for the ride home. Adam lead most of the way home and when we got to the limestone trail at the estuary (about 1.5km from the car) he took off and raced us back - god knows where he got the energy from but he beat Phinn and me.
    So we are home now and the cloud has come back.
    This morning I baked a sourdough, having revived my starter bug on Monday - It was the first bread out of the new banneton and it looked and tasted pretty - we ate 2/3rds of it for lunch so will need to get baking some more.

    I will post the photos separately as they are all on my phone - look out for these.
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    Nick Plunkett

    Sounds like you are having fun.

    12/31/20Reply
     
  • Day5

    Mother's Day

    May 12, 2019 in Australia ⋅ 🌬 20 °C

    We had a great day - a Mother's Day lunch and gathering. We started the day with a special breakfast from Miles - waffles, fruit - strawberries, kiwifruit and raspberries - and cream too. We gave Mum a bunch of flowers. Before everyone arrived we visited Nathan & Caroline's new flat, which is just around the corner on a canal. Then we visited the new house that Meghan & Dominic have just moved too.
    For lunch we had all of the above and Caroline's parents. We have a big lunch - roast, vegies etc.

    It was great to see them all and catch up.
    Tomorrow we leave for Noosaville, but before that we need to pick up Mark & Penny at the Brisbane airport.
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    Bob and Mary Travels

    Great photos Trevor. Happy Mother's day to all the mums over there 😊

    5/12/19Reply
    Cath Scott

    Beautiful photo

    5/12/19Reply
    Cath Scott

    Wonderful photos - everyone looks so happy and relaxed

    5/12/19Reply
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  • Day3

    For a walk

    May 10, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Friday we left early for a walk. Lynne and Libby walked from home to the meeting place - the rest of us drove. We stopped for morning tea near the breakwater south of Mooloolaba. The sea was flat. Mum walked from the car to the picnic table. Then Miles, Robyn and I walked home - it was a fair hike in the heat so into the pool to cool off. The water was freezing cold. After lunch the four of us went to the movies - The Chaperone.Read more

  • Day2

    Warm and sunny

    May 9, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    We had a fairly quiet day - lazy morning sitting and talking. Did go into the mall to by a pair of shorts for me - had a coffee and bought some groceries. I did get this nice photo of mum while she was getting her exercise.Read more

    Susan Plunkett

    Give Nanny a hug from us xx

    5/9/19Reply
     

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