Monthly Archives: September 2014

A lovely walk in the Christchurch Gardens!

Christchurch is known for the gardens after it is called the Garden City. Fortunately plants, grass and trees don’t suffer from an earthquakes destruction as much as your average building, which is why many locals find visiting the gardens reassuring. It was a beautiful day when ventured out and were able to see the botanical gardens.

This is the view with the Christchurh Hospital behind you and the Canterbury Museum (which is FREE FREE FREE) in front of you!

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Beautiful old tree.


Inside the botanical gardens – TWO FLOORS!

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I have been known to enjoy some flowering plants now and again.

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Then we saw this lovely building, all damp and dewy inside, but the ferns love it!

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Christchurch Cathedral

The Christchurch Cathedral was began in 1864 and sits in the city center, inside Cathedral Square. It suffered substantial damage during both earthquakes, tourist still come and take its picture but for different reasons. Pat and I visited an educational toy store and saw this cool puzzle and decided to rebuild the Christchurch Cathedral. The package made it look so easy- but it was not a walk in the park.

This is the real thing:

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It now sits proudly above our tv. Shortly after its completion the base broke apart- and we never quite got the front door to sit into the right slots so it’s a church with an open door. We tried out best!

White Bait Fritters!

White bait fritters are an interesting New Zealand seasonal treat. They are caught in rivers and have a delicate taste when cooked inside a fritter. We spent about NZ$20 on our white bait. It turned out super YUM!

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Love, Pat and Cori (but mostly cori)