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Growing up in New Zealand

Updated on March 24, 2011

Living in Christchurch

Lived a short walk from here !
Lived a short walk from here !

Life in Christchurch

Growing up in Christchurch New Zealand was more relaxed than it is these days.

When we were young we would all walk to school and back again every day  even on rainy days !

We would all have our different coloured anoraks on and must have looked like a long coloured caterpillar winding our way through the streets of Christchurch !

We were taught that if an earth quake hit we were all to get under our desks fast  , however back then it was never necessary to do so.

Other things we did were pippying at the beach digging our feet in the sand where we saw traces of seaweed & then filling our buckets up with them,  

Mum would boil them when we got home, It was my job to get them out of their shells then they would be cookled then put in a jar to soak in vinegar !

They were delicious!

Occasionally on the way home from Brighton Beach we would be allowed an ice cream !

 

We would go fishing at Birdlings Flat , rock climbing and have a fire on the beach as the sun was going down !

Walking up to Christchurch square and the Wizard as he was called was often there on his box.!

Biking around to the parks to play , If you found 1 cent you could go to the dairy & buy 3 lollies !

We all walked to school every day !

Walking to school on a rainy day !
Walking to school on a rainy day !

Hot Pools in Hamner Springs

We used to go to Hamner Springs & enjoy the hotpools!
We used to go to Hamner Springs & enjoy the hotpools!

Map of New Zealand

I lived in Christchurch-Rangiora-Nelson-Taumaranui-Auckland-Orewa & Picton !
I lived in Christchurch-Rangiora-Nelson-Taumaranui-Auckland-Orewa & Picton !

New Zealand Rivers

Love the rivers where we spent many happy hours floating down them in our innertubes !
Love the rivers where we spent many happy hours floating down them in our innertubes !

Rangiora

went to High School here
went to High School here

Living in the Country

When I was 11 we moved to the country out past Rangiora  & I went to Ashley school for a couple of years where I learnt to swim finally !

I loved it out on Marshmans road where we could wander for hours picking blackberries , playing in stony creek , exploring old abandoned houses .

We used to walk down our long drive way to catch the school bus every day !

Interislander Between the South &North Islands

We travelled on the Interislander a lot . My favorite was the way into the Marlborough sounds !
We travelled on the Interislander a lot . My favorite was the way into the Marlborough sounds !

Nelson

We moved to Nelson when I was 14.

Dad bought a shop there - 2nd hand clothing called Rethreads & I worked there for a few years untill I

got married at 18.

I rode my bike to & from work every day which I enjoyed.

Trafalgar st Nelson

We lived on this street for a while
We lived on this street for a while

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