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An Easter to Remember Part II

When I first found out that punting on the Avon was one of the activities for Easter (I think it was in May last year?) I was totally ready right then and there to book my flights to Christchurch. I'd always wanted to go punting and to be able to do it while historically costumed… Continue reading An Easter to Remember Part II

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An Easter To Remember Part I

A couple of Easters ago, I was cat sitting for my sister and borrowing her sewing machine while attempting to sew petticoats and an underskirt. It was the very start of my journey into this wonderful hobby of historical costuming. I had absolutely no idea that two years later I would spend the same long… Continue reading An Easter To Remember Part I

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From 2017 to Victorian Oamaru Part IV

Sunday I got up early on Sunday morning, hoping that I'd left myself enough time to get ready for breakfast out at Portside restaurant. Part of me did wish that I could have slept in a little longer but, being the last day of the Heritage Celebrations, I wanted to make the absolute most of… Continue reading From 2017 to Victorian Oamaru Part IV

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From 2017 to Victorian Oamaru Part III

Saturday Despite falling into bed so late I still woke up reasonably early which was quite a surprise to me. I had expected to sleep a lot later and Saturday was the only morning where it wouldn't matter quite how late I did sleep. Even so, after a couple of failed snoozing attempts, I dragged… Continue reading From 2017 to Victorian Oamaru Part III

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From 2017 to Victorian Oamaru Part II

Friday I woke on Friday, full of excitement for a very full day of Victorian and Oamaruvian goodness. Still quite used to waking early for work, despite my week's worth of holiday, I got up and after a shower, it was time to get ready. Thankfully, despite taking a little longer than I had hoped,… Continue reading From 2017 to Victorian Oamaru Part II

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From 2017 to Victorian Oamaru, Part I

Thursday The day started off smoothly, starting at my parents' house, and leaving ahead of schedule to make it to Palmerston for my bus on to Oamaru. We even had enough time to pop out to Shag Point to look at the seals before having lunch back in Palmerston. I kept checking the time, counting… Continue reading From 2017 to Victorian Oamaru, Part I

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Time Travelling in the Taranaki Part II

Part I can be found here. I have to say, our reception at the Taranaki Pioneer Village was very positive. We were showered with compliments, asked many curious questions, and asked by several parents to have photos taken with their children. We were asked if we might pose for a photograph with Lacey, a young girl… Continue reading Time Travelling in the Taranaki Part II

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Time Travelling in the Taranaki, Part I

Over Labour weekend the Taranaki Pioneer Village held their annual Family Fun Day and Liane and I thought that the opportunity to attend was too good to pass up. After considering a day trip and deciding that that would have meant a super early start and too many hours spent travelling all in one day… Continue reading Time Travelling in the Taranaki, Part I