Thursday, October 25, 2012

Funny but Fantastic

As you know from my last blog post, we went to Oamaru for the long weekend. We are calling this the PPP weekend (a bit crude but - Piss Poor Planning). This is not about forgetting things, or breaking stuff etc, this is about going for an event without checking whether it is actually on!!

Yes that is right folks - we went for a Victorian Festival that is held every year. So off we trotted, absolutely sure that the last time we found out about it, it was on the way home from my sisters place on Labour Weekend. NOOOOOO. The Victorian Festival is on Show Weekend!!!

So guess where we are regoing in three weeks time? Yes - to a Victorian Weekend in Oamaru. Well actually we are going to stay with my sister in Dunedin and then head back with them in tow. And yes we will be making a booking for Annies Victorian Tea Rooms for lunch.

Eli on the Penny Farthing

Jakob rode the Penny Farthing really well

In spite of our PPP we had an awesome weekend and are likely to put Oamaru on our destination list again. The Botanical Gardens are amazing and the kids play area was enjoyed by us all as well. Great time walking around the sea and wharf areas, lots to do, excellent swimming pool. The boys had a fantastic time on the Penny Farthings


  1. Sounds a bit like the sort of weekend I organise Karen. Grab you enjoyed it.

  2. Sorry that should be glad you enjoyed it. lol

  3. As Oameru is the capital for Steam Punk I can envisage this being hed there. Are you going to dress up (in victorian garb) for the occasion? x

  4. Hahahah oh dear! As I started reading this post, I instantly thought of the time we decided to go for a spur-of-the-moment drive from West Auckland to Whangamata, found ourselves heading towards Paeroa with no real idea as to whether or not we were on the right track, and with only a quarter of gas left in the tank - and the ATM card back at home. Good times!

    A Victorian festival - gosh I wish I could go! Bit too far for me to leg it to Oamaru. I'll keep an eye out for your photos of that event in three weeks :)

    1. Hi Callie, your PPP might beat mine I think!! I will enjoy the weekend enough for everyone

  5. I'm happy to hear we're not the only ones who indulge in that kind of planning!! Oamaru is such a fun place to visit, definitely worth going twice
    Have a great second trip too!


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