Pictures of the New Zealand Troops in France in 1917 - from the WWI Display at the Dominion Museum, Wellington, NZ
Mum made some more toasted bagels for breakfast and then made him go for a walk with her. They went back to the war memorial park, this time to see the First World War Display at the Dominion Museum. Using lots of things from Sir Peter Jacksons private collections, it was an interesting and moving exhibition. With many uniforms, weapons and personal items that have been collected over the years. We imagine that the Jackson garage is very large, and we wonder where he stores the 10 tonne gun that had to be craned into the museum. In 1915, New Zealand had a population of one million, and of those 100,000 or 10% of the population went away to war. So for us, there is hardly a family in the country who was not affected.
Mum and Bud met up with Miss Belle at a hipster hippie cafe, Laundry for a quick lunch together which was fun. A couple of shops were browsed and mum popped off to the library to get some more reading material, as the seven books at home might not be enough reading. Then miss Belle took her brother up the university to show her the Belle palace, no easy task as it is a steep hill walk up to campus. So steep that the nephew came home with sore legs and needed to rest on the couch.
The mumster went and got some groceries and cooked up some steak and broccoli and corn so that they could stock up on vegetables, as not many greens have been consumed over the weekend. Feet were put up, and relaxing was done.
It has been fun having a teenage visitor - we hope he comes back to see us soon.