Sunday, June 29, 2008

Holiday Pictures


I am writing from National Conference in Auckland on the theme "Lives that Count". We are looking at Mission from MacDonalds to Mongolia. Tomorrow we have a trip to a Mosque, aBuddhist Temple and a Shopping Mall to see first hand some of the religious values and practices in New Zealand.

Thought i would share a few more holiday pictures.


Craig engaging with the headlines. The boys all enjoy the newspaper.



Scenic cliffs on the coast along from where Captain Cook first landed in Australia.


We had good fun in the Chinese Gardens, dressing up in traditional clothes.


Although some of the things that came with the costumes did not enhance the tranquil reflections.



We saw a huge variety of reptiles, koalas, kangaroos and butterflys at the Wildlife centre.







We went cycling at the Olympic Park.



And won ALL the medals! On the rostrum at the Olympic Stadium.


And came across Mark Grace at Bondi Beach.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

WHAT'S A ROSTRUM? ISN'T IT CALLED A PODIUM?
MISS YOU
FROM LUKE XXX

Anonymous said...

We were thinking about you at our local Highland Games yesterday. Kilts and haggis as far as the eye could see.

Glad to have your blog available so we can check in on your world from time to time.

The California Kelleys

Nigel Pollock said...

Hi Kelley girls (and Mark)! We are hoping to come and see you guys on our way back from Scotland in January. Glad to hear you have a local highland games. There is probably more haggis and tartan outside Scotland than in it!

Nigel Pollock said...

Hi Luke

ros·trum (rstrm, rôstrm)
n. pl. ros·trums or ros·tra (rstr, rôstr)
1. A dais, pulpit, or other elevated platform for public speaking.
2.
a. The curved, beaklike prow of an ancient Roman ship, especially a war galley.
b. The speaker's platform in an ancient Roman forum, which was decorated with the prows of captured enemy ships.
3. Biology A beaklike or snoutlike projection

Whereas a podium

po·dium (pō′dē əm)
noun pl. -·dia-ə, -·di·ums
a low wall serving as a pedestal or foundation
a low wall separating the seats from the arena in an ancient amphitheater
a continuous bench projecting from the walls of a room
a low platform, esp. for the conductor of an orchestra; dais
lectern (sense )
ZOOL. a hand or foot, or a footlike structure

So your guess is as good as mine!
We will have to ask Grandpa if those pesky Romans had a third word for where they presented the laurel wreaths!

Anonymous said...

We would LOVE to have you here! January can be quite lovely in La Mesa, so please come for as long as you can.

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