From Ngaire’s journal, 7th March 1959
This morning Gerald received a letter from Stan Deans, Australia, asking for permission to announce his engagement to Carol.”
For those of you new to this blog (and for those who have lost the thread because I’ve been so unreliable of late), I’m reading my way through my grandmother Ngaire’s journals and cooking my way through her recipe book. My grandparents Ngaire and Gerald lived on an orchard in Christchurch, and my parents met when my father Stan travelled to New Zealand on a working holiday.
That’s how I came to be raised in the flattest part of Victoria by a very Christchurch sort of girl whose heart was always, at least a little, in the Port Hills of Canterbury.