Lourdes and Virgin Mary in Paraparaumu

A  MARK  OF  FAITH What could Paraparaumu possible have to link it to France?  The answer happens to be the large statue on the hill overlooking Paraparaumu of the Lady of Lourdes.  We have been talking about Lourdes at home recently.  A close friend of mine is going to be in Italy in September, andContinue reading “Lourdes and Virgin Mary in Paraparaumu”

Alice in Wellington

What happened to the wind?  Where was the rain and the miserable cold?  Its April, and supposedly Autumn.  And yet the sky is a beautiful bright blue and the sun like a cheerful round orange. The temperatue was warm enough that I could wear short sleeves.  It is the day before Anzac Day so the main streetsContinue reading “Alice in Wellington”

Alice astonished by the Len Lye fountain

As I strolled across the Harbour side of the CBD heading towards Te Papa museum, I stopped in my tracks when I reached Frank Kitts park.  There I saw the most unusual water fountain I had ever see before.  What struck me was the movement of the fountain.  To me it looked like a tall skinnyContinue reading “Alice astonished by the Len Lye fountain”

Alice’s restaurant review: Fujiyama

Reviewed by Alice Letts  Since moving to Wellington in 1996, I was fascinated by the restaurant near the end of Taranaki street called Fujiyama Teppanyaki.  It was their sign, a large bright blue painting of a mountain that caught my attention.  Its location makes it very accessible to people because it is within easy walkingContinue reading “Alice’s restaurant review: Fujiyama”