The Pigalinas had a Dunedin Date today – a grand day out in our home town. We started at Sandfly Bay where we saw eight seals. And it was as steep on the way back up the sand hill as I had remembered. We then had coffee at Portobello’s Penguin Cafe where I ate a deliciously crunchy Yellow Eyed Penguin (gingerbread). There was a brief visit to St Clair before lunch in the Octagon and a look at an exhibition in the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. It is fun being a tourist in your own town. You must keep telling yourself this when you are dressed like a dork in your walking clothes in the middle of town – your touristy walking pants riding up to show your “dogs of the world” socks and your running shoes while you try to look like a cool person who lunches at bars.
As you can see from the title, I will be dining out on the tale of how Prince William waved at
my family me today when the Royal convoy drove past us for a long time to come. Mr Pigalina and I took our niblings to the Regal Rugby Fun Day and we waved at the cars on the way. Once at the stadium, our nephew rocked the crown hat the whole time and waved his flags with gusto. William and Kate acted as honorary coaches to two super-cute teams of tiny rugby players and then presented them with medals. We hoped that they would come over to the stands, where we were in the front row, for handshakes, flowers and selfies but they were whisked away to Queenstown.
Either way, I now have some photos to add to my collection of books ‘n’ cups and some memories for when I am old.