AUCKLAND ~ A really great City

TWO great harbours ~ so many yachts

Ruth & I adore sailing

The Hospital has a Yacht Club !


The Staff at the Hospital

Very friendly ~ especially the

Maoris ~ such wonderful Nurses

Some of my Patients are Maoris !


The MEN have wonderful TATTOOS

They keep fit and dance !

It is now WINTER ~ so WE missed



No SNOW ~ warm TEN C ~ FIFTY F

Rain FOUR to FIVE inches per MONTH !   


Thanks for visiting ~ comments welcome ~ Love ANGELA XOX


RUTH (Radiography) and I (Physiotherapy) are on a YEAR

exchange in NEW ZEALAND ~ Because it is in the Southern

Hemisphere the Seasons are reversed !  WINTER ~ June -

July - August  SPRING September - October - November

SUMMER  December - January - February and AUTUMN

March - April - May ! Most of the trees in Auckland are

Evergreens so it doesn't look to wintery ~ It doesn't snow

in Auckland which is a blessing for Physiotherapists. Most

injuries are due to Bungee Jumping ~ Rock Climbing and

extreme canoeing !  The KIWIS are great at Sport especially

RUGBY ~ Rugby Players need a lot of Physio & Massage !

Hope you like the Poem ~ I asked BRIAN to tweek it into

a blank verse sonnet ~ and the Photo & Video ~ ANGELA

This Poem was posted by BRIAN on my behalf ~ XXXXX    


  • orchidee

    A fine write Brian. I wouldn't like to move from winter to winter - pity about that, but 'warm' still!


      Thanks STEVE ~ I did warn Angela & Ruth ~ but I don't think they really understood 'til they got there ! Yours A & B

      • BRIAN & ANGELA

        STEVE ~ Please don't forget to check my FISHY FUSION and add a POEM ~ Thanks B !

      • Goldfinch60

        She is obviously enjoying being out there.

        • BRIAN & ANGELA

          Thanks ANDY ~ who wouldn't ! The whole of NZ is really beautiful in any Season. I have visited and David & I have booked to visit Ruth & Angela in August when it is still Winter ! Your BRIAN & ANGELA

          • BRIAN & ANGELA

            ANDY ~ Please don't forget to check my FISHY FUSION and add a POEM ~ Thanks B !

          • Michael Edwards

            Congrats are in order - a great work from so far away.

            • BRIAN & ANGELA

              Thanks MICHEAL we both appreciate that. I'm just the amanuensis ~ Angela is the author ~ More later ~ Brian & Angela

            • Christina8

              Great job Angela--great to live through your eyes! Glad you are having a fantastic time! Hugs, Christina

              • BRIAN & ANGELA

                THANKS CHRIS ~ I love being in Auckland although I do miss BRIAN of course but he is coming in AUGUST when we plan to visit "The Bay of Islands" It will be the end of Winter. The People are all very friendly and folk from the UK are always very welcome. They love Harry & William and are still talking about Harry & Meghan's Wedding. Some days I feel like I'm in the UK ! Some of the Maori Nurses are teaching Ruth & I to do the Poi it is good exercise for the Arms and top-body ~ Hope you like the video. Hugs back at ya ~ ANGELA

              • Laura

                Mio Caro Amico BRIAN,
                Thank you for posting ANGELA’s fine poem! I enjoyed the video! Perhaps I can learn the dance! Good exercise!

                Auckland is an awesome place!
                Abbracci e Baci per te ed Angela...

                • BRIAN & ANGELA

                  CIAO ~ LAURA ~ Nostra Cara Bella Amica ! Pleased you liked the Poem ~ The MAORIS are a Physiotherapists Dream ~ because they are lovely movers and so active dancers ~ not just the legs & hips but their arms & shoulders as well with the POI ! Some of the Nurses are in a Dance Group and they have promised to teach Ruth and Angela ~ When I first visited NZ in 2000 for the Millennium ~ I fell in love with the Maoris and their Culture ~ can\'t wait to visit again (for the third time) in August ! Angela will send another letter soon ! Abbracci e Baci di Tua Amici BRIAN (UK) ed ANGELA (NZ) XOXOX

                • FineB

                  Thanks Brian.

                  What a great poem. I have been to New Zealand a couple of years ago and loved it.
                  Thsnk you for this beautiful tribute and Iove the pictures too.
                  Keep writing

                  • BRIAN & ANGELA

                    THANKS FB ~ Only those who have visited have any idea of just how "COOL" NZ is which is why they filmed "Lord of the Ring" there. It is an expensive trip but worth every DOLLAR ~ just as is a trip to HAWAII ! Angela will send another Poem on NZ soon ~ watch this space ~ Love the MAORI CULTURE ~ Yours BRIAN

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