The food

Plus the food

And then came the day, Christmas itself We opened all under the tree, til bereft. Tigger and team enjoyed the wrappings the most And delighted in playing with what was left The to the beautifully laid table we went Crackers were “cracked’, and corny jokes did the rounds. Paper hats were put on, and we ate Whitebait…

Heeelllp

Christmas fun

The plan was for Christmas with family along, And prepared we had to be So out came the the tinsel, the baubles, and lights Not forgetting the old Christmas tree.   Wrappers and ribbons and sticky tape all around As Tigger and friends all joined in the fun Finding gifts for all to put under the tree…

Mt Ruapheu again

There and back again

Tigger had some fun in Nanas garden Smelling flowers and playing hide and seek. Then cooked up a storm, and found crafty things to do Before being bored by the end of the week.   So we packed up the car and off went Heading South from where we had come Back to the Lake…

But she's my friend

Leaving Jucy

The very next day was to be our last In travelling together as friends So off we set on our final days’ drive Knowing goodbye was how it would end   But we drove and we stopped as we had before Still taking time for cups of tea And stretched our limbs by the mighty Waikato…

Mt Ruapheu

Northward bound

I had to bribe Tigger away from the tanks Or we’d have been there through the night. Moving on, we drove the Desert Road And saw Mt Ruapehu tipped in white.   Onward ever onward we drove ’til we came upon the lake Here the pumice lies scattered about And is free for all to take…

new friends

The North Island

 We made it, we made it, we made it, We got off safely at the Wellington end And up the hill we drove And found he had a new friend.   But the stay was a very short one And the next day we went north But not before promising “We’ll be back soon” Before we…

passing a ferry

Our own ship

And speaking of ships it was time for us To get onto one of our own, With tickets in hand and Jucy safely stowed On board we were able to roam   On board we were told a story  That since the Kaikoura earthquake The North and South islands were now closer together And the…

bridges

Still going north

We filled the tank along the way Which was quite a novel task As in South Africa you never do this What you do is ask.   We slowed where roads were single lane, And crossed bridges that seemed so high, We found a bench looking over The Sounds And left there with a sigh  …

just the two of us

Onward, ever onward

The roads were fine, the scenery great Though the weather it was not Even so, we found many places of interest And often we would stop And sometimes it was just because We felt like a cup of tea And so we’d stop and smell the roses Just wee tigger and me   If not for…

Belted in

Travels with my best friend

While walking around in Christchurch I found a lost and lonely waif Left homeless and without his family Because of the recent earthquake So I adopted him and off we went On a journey to the north We decided that Jucy Lucy, Would take us ad-venturing forth.   With his seat belt on and map in place We…