Three fantastic pieces of theatre
No we didn't see that musical but Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour was full of great harmonies from 9 incredible Scottish girls who wowed the audience as well as shocking them with their language. It kept on raining and blowing a freezing gale but the theatre warmed our hearts. Robert le Page with an uncannily clever piece of theatre and a set that worked miracles, Gob Squad with their inimitable deconstruction of War and Peace which was very funny.
We left Melbourne in the wet wee small hours and arrived into early spring in Christchurch, hurrah! Our first night in our campervan went by without mishap, although Andrew can't find where I have stowed things! This morning we visited the city of Christchurch, a city of real contrasts. The peace and beauty of the Botanical Gardens, filled with a plethora of azaleas and spring flowers contrasted totally with the devastation of the city centre, notably the cathedral. Six years on and so many buildings totally uninhabitable and in a sorry state. How awful was that earthquake.
We are now in PeelForest for the night and hardly a soul is around. Travelling here we saw snow capped mountains and blue, icy rivers, but it's not cold! Our campervan is really well designed and very cosy.
Tomorrow I hit 70 and the champagne is in the fridge!