Phase 3 started with a quick trip home for hats and snacks, then a trip to town for Joy and I to do a spot of shopping, leaving Ken and the boys to amuse themselves at the beach - I can understand why they were so very happy to avoid having to wander through Farmers' extensive underwear section :) Purchases made, we were off home for lunch of rolls, cold meats, cheese and salad. I think that was the fourth phase. Lunch done, we all jumped back into the car and drove back into town, parking in nearly the same spot as before. We settled ourselves at a traffic light at the top of Stafford Street to watch the annual Christmas Parade which started promptly at 2 pm - quite exciting and very long, with many, many floats and groups doing different things. Took this photo into a large glass window - spot the photographer! Ken's the tall guy at the back with the hat.
This float below, brightly coloured and festive, took us back to St Helena where parades were frequent and fun.
Roving Classroom. He spoke for about five hours to a group of about 15 men (and one lady) from Christchurch, Timaru and Wellington. The day was good and somewhat of a relief for us all that it's now done!
Joy and I popped out for a DVD - we figured we were all tired enough to just veg for the evening.