Friday, 13 March 2009

Opening exhibition was a big succes

The opening in Wellington was a big succes. The choir from Chilton St James was fantastic! You can see them on this picture performing in 2007 at Tyne Cot Cemetery during the visit of H.M. Queen Elisabeth II and H.M. the Belgian Queen Paola . Nan Simcox was not well and so here daughter Patty came. She brought the teddy, binoculars and photo which created a lot of interest at the reception after the opening. About 100 VIP were at the opening. The New Zealand Minister of Arts and Culture opened the exhibition together with the Belgian Ambassador. It was a long and busy day for the delegation. They would have an early morning start on 13 March because they are heading for Wairarapa District. It's there, in Featherston that they would be welcomed by Mayor Staples. I had a phone call with them when they were having a coffee stop before the wreath laying at the Featherstone Camp Memorial. I'm sure they will have a very nice lunch with their hosts on a fine winery with the very best wines of Martinborough, New Zealand’s top Pinot Noir producers.