Wednesday, March 07, 2007

20 Years Ago Today

Meringue anyone?

What other exciting things happened in New Zealand in 1987?
2 March: Edgecumbe earthquake in the Bay of Plenty.
22 May-20 June: Inaugural Rugby World Cup hosted by both New Zealand and Australia, and won by New Zealand. Go the All Blacks!!
June: The New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control Act is passed.
July: The Māori Language Act makes Māori an official language.
1 August: The first Lotto draw.
20 October: The New Zealand stock market crashes following Black Monday on Wall Street. Share prices fell by 59 percent over four months.
December: New Zealand's first heart transplant takes place at Greenlane Hospital

My beloved's birthday is on Friday so we're going to call that our date night and we're going to my favourite restaurant - Bella's. Tonight though we're going out for a work dinner to a lovely restaurant called Cafe Nero; I'm a happy woman as long as I'm not cooking this evening.

During dinner, at 8:01 pm in fact, we felt an earthquake which measured 4.6 on the Richter scale. In a strange coincidence one of my dinner companions then told us all about how she remembered the big earthquake in Edgecumbe 20 years ago when she was 5. How about that?


Deb R said...

Aaawww, you looked pretty. (And at least you didn't look like you were in some '80's music video like I do in some of my wedding photos.) Ok, yes, a wee bit meringue-y and your photographer was a bit heavy on the mist filter, but were a beautiful bride. :-)

Morven said...

In my defence your honour, I deliberately chose a slightly anonymous picture and it's a scan of a photo which has made the misty effect even more pronounced. The picture was taken by my brother who I am pleased to say has not pursued a career in photography. Having said that, his photos were much better than our actual photographer's.

breadchick said...

Congrats on your anniversary.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Hooray for date night and Happy Anniversary!

Lis said...

Awwww you gorgeous bride you! Happy Anniversary! =)

Hope you have a great time at Bella's - I look forward to hearing about it.

Okay.. is 4.6 huge? We don't get many here in Ohio so I don't know what's big and what's not..


Freya and Paul said...

Wonderful post! Have a lovely time!

Helene said...

Happy Anniversary! You looked very...yummy! felt on once and that was pretty freaky.