a large Agave plant, and Hydrangeas from a friend.
Hugh and I have been to Auckland for a friend’s funeral, and that morning we went for a walk to St Heliers Beach.
On the way these colours shone some brightness on the sad day.
Ken left his home to go Purewa Crematorium with members from the Porsche Car Club following, a fitting tribute . Each one polished and shone to perfection.
Ken was very involved in the McLaren Trust, that administers the legacy started in honour of racing driver Bruce McLaren.
The McLaren M6 road car was there in the shade, much admired, and shining in the sun.
We met friends we had not seen for many years, from our Papakura days, one from Pukekohe High School, and those whose parents had been great friends with our parents also.
I needed other transport back to where we stayed with our friend, , and was given a truly wonderful ride in the 911 Porsche.Then, joy of joys, I was
asked would I like to have my photo taken, and would it be better if I sat in the driver’s seat? Yes Please!!!
The Porsche 911 just purred along, 0-100 kms in 4.8 seconds, we cruised along Tamaki Drive, up some other streets, a short spin around the waterfront again, and up the hill of Long Drive. I felt very special to be given this interlude , which helped to move some of the sadness from our hearts . 2011, two farewells for each of us.
Thank you so very much, Damien .
Friday morning ,and we made our way home,stopping for coffee at a roadside spot,overlooking the Manawatu area.
The tall tree stood out in the late afternoon sky. The Manawatu landscape
showed through the gaps in the hedges, and the berries shone , clear white before
they turn to red.
Quotation of the day, from Shakespeare, “ Macbeth, act 4”
“ Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak
Whispers the o’er-fraught heart, and bids it break”
Cheers from Jean