Tuesday 19 October 2010


This is for the family in Paekakariki with our heartfelt thanks for the hospitality - from the roast (halal) leg of lamb (and all the yummies) to the joyful times with Atom and Mika.

Remember our Brave Bride ( posting on 30th June 2010)? Well here's more - and a half.

I have removed this photograph because this is not Bride's and Graham's house.

Here's part of the garden - on the leeward side - bursting with lemons.

And speaking of lemons, here they are, all clustered in a family photograph on a lovely sunny Spring day.

And here's my favourite Kiwi nephew Josh with his favourite nephew Atom.

Just to spice up good old Josh, here's a blast from the past. Yes, it was you playing Ninja with Unc on Foxton beach when you were just knee-high to a grasshopper.

My bestest favourite is beautiful Mika giving her great-aunt a flower.

And now, the most dreadful part. Here are the FOFs (Four Old Fogies). Bride, don't you dare suggest another word for the second 'F'.

However I much prefer this picture when we were all so much more beautifuller and gormless.The lady in the orange top was the matriarch, the late Ruth (or Haggis to her children, don't ask me why) and sister Jane is to her left.

And for the grand finale, here are all four of the second generation - playing their usual loopy games.There are Josh and Sadie acting out their drunken yobs' roles. And Jane's Joe and Sam are making out to be two pommies in a Gentleman's Club.

They're not like that now, just much worse in different ways. Sighh!

Thank you all in Paekakariki for the memories and the love.
PS. The first three photographs are from Lely, and photos 4, 6 and 7 were taken by Sadie - partner to Jason and mum to Atom and Mika. Thank you girls.


Wan Sharif said...

Look like two of you have a good time in Paekakariki.. menyambung silaturrahmi..

ph said...

A big thank you to Bride and the Family for the dinners and lunch. i can still remember the cheese cake and the chocolate cake, the one that Josh baked..aiyoh very shiok !!

Irene said...

The house on the hill looks simply marvellous. AsH, you are lucky to have relatives in that part of the world and ph, you are lucky to have been there!

anak si-hamid said...

Thank you Wan Sharif,

That is exactly our sentiments. We are getting old and connections should be revived, mended and consolidated.

anak si-hamid said...

Thank you ph,

You also made a contribution - by doing all the washing up. Good girl.

anak si-hamid said...

Hello Irene,

Thank you for the stopover.

How are you and the flat getting on? Indeed we are all very lucky - with our well-being, our relatives and our friends.

Raden Rohaya Lopez said...

I love it, I love it, I love it! Agree with the Canary 100% about the house on the hill! Simply marvellous...did you, uncle and Lely have fush and chups while you're there?

anak si-hamid said...

Thank you Roy,

Yes, it is a lovely location and a lovely house.

Yes we did have fish and chips......and mussels!

I hope that is not your main diet in Perth.