Dad’s 80th birthday was on 2 May. The whole family got together in New Plymouth on the following weekend to celebrate. Here are some photos of the occasion.
Mt Taranaki – looking stunning on our way to New Plymouth
Welcome drinks – William J, Bethany and Reinhard, Jenny, Kris, William
Party time with Housing Colleagues on Friday – Reinhard, Raewyn and Rod
Riding along the foreshore on Saturday – from one end to the other
Reinhard, Bethany and Kris hanging out in the apartment
We had a big celebration dinner on Saturday
Dad enjoying a champagne before dinner
(left to right – Dad, Jenny, Kris, William J, Reinhard, Bethany, Mum)
Birthday cake and candle
Final family photo – Bethany and Reinhard, William J, Pam and William (Mum and Dad), Jenny and Kris
We celebrated our 27th Wedding Anniversary with a weekend away in the Hawkes Bay over Easter Weekend. We stayed at Palm Cottage near Havelock North. We explored the Napier Bike Trails thoroughly. On the Saturday we did a big trip to Napier and back.
On the Sunday we did a more leisurely trip through the vineyards.
The weather was beautiful and the apple trees were all fully laden.
Here are some photos of a happy Saturday spent with Dave. Brewing a West Coast IPA at the Occasional Brewer- the first time we have brewed with fresh hops.
Merry Christmas everyone!
We enjoyed our Christmas eve celebration with Owen, Aaron and Serena. Here are a few photos, starting with decorating the tree on Christmas eve.
Waiting for it to get dark…
Candle light and Christmas plates on Christmas eve
Lunch on Christmas day – still lots of ham to eat.
Goodbye group photo
We had a change of pace and break from cycle touring to spend time in Berlin and environs with Elsbeth.
Here are photos of some of the highlights.
Old East-West border
Bridge of Spies – Glienicker Brücke
Fähre Caputh-Geltow (Ferry)
Remaining piece of Berlin wall
Wannsee river cruise (tour of 7 lakes)
Wannsee river cruise
East Side Gallery
East Side Gallery
Neues Museum – Xantener Knabe
Bergmannstrassefest – Jazz festival
Our apartment in Lichterfelde
Here is a photo record (set to music) of Kris’s work digging back a bank next to the house, to make way for an eventual car port. The work took place between October 2016 and February 2017.
Here is my mother’s biographical PDF
Reinhard with Grandparents during their visit to Wellington over Easter