Life in Invercargill New Zealand

One great thing about staying with friends is that one gets to experience the life they live. We have been very privileged to take part in the day-to-day lives of our friends in New Zealand. We are currently staying with Raewyn and Wayne (we decided that Avis and Brian needed a break!) and David has enjoyed running with Wayne most days. In 2001, Wayne and David ran the Eurasian 15 km race together, over the bridge that spans the Bosphorus, and I know that when Wayne left Turkey, David missed his running buddy.

I was delighted to be invited to Raewyn’s book club, run by our friend Val (she of the great Barbecue in Wanaka – see previous posting). It was a delightful evening, held in a local café that provided coffee and snacks, and I was impressed by the varied interests of the group and by the literary critique given of all the books they had read over the Christmas holiday period; a most enjoyable evening (see photos).

Next week we plan to go to Hampden again to stay in Avis and Brian’s lovely ‘bach’, so we will be incommunicado for a while. I’ll get back to you all as soon as I can. By the way, if you click on the link to the right, under interesting sites, you can see the first photo of our new grandson, Jordan Sean Hendry.


  1. You seem to be keeping busy - I bet the time is flying by! We're all well here - very envious of your lovely photos... it's been freezing here! xxx

  2. Hi Mum.. i have finaly started my blog this is my link http://sooze-coggie.blogspot.com/ by the way how do you make those so you can click on them and they take you to the page.. i forgot how you did it

  3. Hi LIz and David,

    Hope you are having fun. I have just made it on to the DFES innovation website and I thought I would post the link.


  4. Well done, John! I've just been to the site - although you didn't explain how you 'came across' Keyboard Crazy! I hope this is a portend of great things to come. xxxx


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