|Sheep traffic bollards. Only in New Zealand, or Wales|
Christchurch turned on the weather for our final full day in the city. It was gloriously sunny and, in truth, a little too hot to be a tourist wandering round town. After catching the bus into the centre our first stop was the Ballantynes department store where Becks used to work.
I bought a couple of top Kiwi Christmas presents for people and we also met a few of the staff who Becks used to work with.
Coming from the UK I was amazed how many staff there were in the store. The accountants have long ago got rid of that many in store staff in the UK!
Dimitris is now operating out of a food van in the re:start mall having lost their original shop in the earthquake and it was proving a popular lunchtime spot. Becks was in nostalgic heaven eating the souvlaki. I thought it was pretty good too, but would have loved the lamb to have a little more smoke or spice to really give it a lift. The lamb was excellent considering it had been cooked on a hot plate, but a charcoal BBQ out the back of the van would have been even better.
|New Regent St fourteen years on|