Thursday, 4 July 2019

A train trip

My GKB has just had a birthday so the kids all dubbed in and shouted him a trip to Palmerston on the Seasider train and I went with him :) It was a pleasant way to spend a winter's day.
We had a little while to wait before we could board the train once we arrived in Dunedin so we had a poke around the farmers market and then  listened to some young people busking outside the station.

Eventually we were able to board the train and our journey began. 
We had a nice young couple from Auckland sitting opposite us, they were doing some sightseeing before they headed back north in a couple of months time. They took this photo of us.

My GKB's family are from the Palmerston area, none left there any more, but he still feels a real connection. He spent a lot of time there as a boy. When we arrived he only had one thing in mind - one of McGregor's (world famous in Otago) mutton pies for his lunch. 

I think he was a little bit disappointed as the pie as a bit dry. Mutton pies always used to be greasy, the fat would run out as you took a bite and run down your chin. People either hated them or loved them, I was in the first camp. So I had a large sausage roll :) 


 After lunch we took a stroll around the township before heading back to the train. On the way we stopped to chat with a couple of the local goldminers. A lovely day out and a thoughtful birthday present from the kids for their father.

That's it until next time,
enjoy your week.


  1. Pipers! 😁

    Happy belated birthday to GKB.

  2. Happy Birthday to your husband a bit late. Sounds like a lovely day out.

  3. It looks as if you had a wonderful trip for your husband's birthday. A train ride to connect with his home town roots must have been special. Eating a mutton pie that you get in that place sounds like a nice thing to do. Lovely photos.

  4. A very very happy Birthday GKB. Many many happy returns of the day.

  5. Happy Birthday to your hubby. What a wonderful treat to take a train ride to a special place. That was really thoughtful of your kids. Looks like you all had a wonderful time. God bless you!!


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