Christchurch Cathedral

Yesterday we had a quick look around Christchurch city centre, we haven’t had a chance to do so since the February 2011 earthquake changed it forever. The Cathedral spire fell down in that quake and debate still rages as to whether it should be rebuilt. I favour the option of preserving it as a ruin as a memorial – like the Coventry Cathedral. It is in a pretty depressing state at the moment though.

(Bonus photos – happy Pigalina memories of places destroyed in the quake)

DSC00594 The Tap Room, sweet sweet memories
of the Monteiths beer tasting wheel
when we would travel up for gigs.
DSC01272 At the top of the Cathedral Spire.
In front of the Cathedral after climbing the spire

Mum’s 50th Birthday Shindig

Mummy Pigalina isn’t 50 until tomorrow but over the weekend we traveled to Christchurch for her birthday celebrations and attended a 1950s Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre. There were quiffs, lots of hair mousse and hairspray (Mr and Daddy Pigalina); winged glasses, T-Birds and Pink ladies, frozen margaritas and killers with chainsaws on the haunted tram ride.
We were team “The Bill” and seemed to be the only ones paying attention and asking relevant questions as we romped to victory as the only team to guess correctly Who, Where, How, When and Why.
Here is Mummy Pigalina on stage explaining that the ladies on her dress are not nudie, they have bikinis on.

365 day photo challenge June 7

Today we were supposed to be flying to Auckland to see Lady Gaga. Snow over the last two days caused many cancelled flights and lots of disappointed Little Monsters at Dunedin and Christchurch airports.