Whanganui at its best in springtime
JOAN. We thought we were well on track, after our time in the UK, to get back into our weekly chat. Both Mike and I enjoy commenting on events and people who we share our weeks with. However, having spent time in the Wairarapa last week, we missed out on a very busy weekend in the city.
A great pleasure was to purchase one of a small number of prints created by Graham Hall after Space’s “Jam” weekend. We had watched him work on this and marvelled at the detail he obtained of the Watt Fountain and the Post Office Corner behind it. To own the result of his skill and creativity is very special.
Windermere Strawberry Farm opened its doors for the new season. Friends introduced us, last year, to the delicious food offered at the cafe´ up there and we are determined to spoil ourselves with several visits this summer. Working our way into the menu, we began last week with a plate of buttermilk pancakes in a berry syrup, enhanced with fresh strawberries and whipped cream.
Magnifique! I have to admit to having to share one portion but by the end of the next few visits we will be eating a plate each and, maybe even a smoothie to go with it. The sun was shining, the rows of budding fruit in the fields all around looked so attractive and the girls serving were able and friendly.
Whanganui is at its very best in spring and gardens around the city look fresh and lovely. It is so good to see the Avenue complementing this and our baskets and beds are better than any we see around the country.
Theatre-wise, the talented Chris McKenzie is directing the annual pantomime at Repertory. He is an excellent actor and really understands the demands of producing a play. Christmas gives our young ones the chance to enjoy pantomime tradition, an extra treat to add on to the Christmas Parade.
Amdram has chosen plays for the coming year and they sound
MIKE apologises but Hexham Abbey dates from 674 AD, not 674 BC.