Weekend social 03/02/2012

Written By: - Date published: 2:00 pm, February 3rd, 2012 - 27 comments
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Christmas truce 1914Weekend social is for non political chat. What’s on for the weekend, gigs, film or book reviews, sports, or whatever.

No politics, no aggro, why can’t we all just get along?

27 comments on “Weekend social 03/02/2012”

  1. Awwwwwww. Why can’t we all just get along. Dats what I’ve been sayin all along. You could always pen some vogon poetry and email to me to post. Those righties have got nuttin on you for originality and conviction. I might even put pen to paper and pen something smutty in tribute to Valentines Day.

    • felix 1.1

      Can we lose this fuckwit yet?

      • Bored 1.1.1

        Betcha her garden wilts and withers….my cabbages for winter went in last weekend and all survived…silver beet this weekend.

        Plus the 7s, lots of lovely bunny girls going by my office right now, plus a pile of gladiators, and a gent dressed a Jesus…looks like a good party.

      • Anne 1.1.2

        Can we lose this fuckwit yet?

        +1

      • r0b 1.1.3

        I’ve been away (still am for a bit). So haven’t encountered MW yet. But on the basis of that I’m certainly not impressed.

        • Ianupnorth 1.1.3.1

          Can’t quite figure her out; she claims to be a real estate investor on her blog, and whilst she may appear to be a RWNJ, I am yet to be convinced!

          • Anne 1.1.3.1.1

            Leave out the RW and just say NJ Ianupnorth. Read a few things on her blogsite for the first time the other day and that’s my conclusion.

          • Rosemary 1.1.3.1.2

            She is, believe it. Models herself on the hateful Odgers.

      • Rosemary 1.1.4

        She’s one of the brain-dead Odgers/Slater sycophants – like them, without an original thought ever.

  2. r0b 2

    Speaking of gardens, as we were, this year many of our crops raced away and went to seed very quickly. Turn your back for a weekend and boom – too late. The cauliflower and broccoli in particular never even looked like forming good heads.

    Was it just the amazing hot summer that we had going on in Dunedin for a while over Christmas? (heh!)

    Someone told me it happens when you plant too early, and we should plant a bit later next year. Comments? Advice?

    Ta.

    • Lanthanide 2.1

      We’ve had comparatively rubbish weather in CHCH so far. There weren’t really any days hot/nice enough where I’d even thought “hmm, lets go to the beach”.

    • felix 2.2

      Don’t have any advice, but we’ve had exactly the same experience here in the coastal Waikato. Very hard to know when the right time to plant is if the seasons aren’t following the same clear pattern year after year.

      The tomatoes and beans are (sort of) ok but nowhere near as prolific as usual.

      Our summer has consisted of short bursts of hot/cold/dry/wet in various combinations and no particular order.

    • Vegetable garden has been strange to say he least .early potatoes in September and a huge crop. Broccoli mostly bolted so treated the birds to a feed.
      Tomatoes still green they need some sun. Cabbages ,well i’m starting to look green. They have been delicious and numerous.
      My wife’s lillys have been the best ever after 20 odd years of growing ,out of this world in colour and size.
      So this weekend will visit our hungry grandsons , and their solo father who she has baked for . However managed to have a break and we went to see Tinker,Taylor Spy . excellent film but one must concetrate .

  3. Bored 3

    Yes, its sort of counter intuitive but most summer green crops need to be shaded for the hottest parts of the day or they just bolt. Plus well mulched (lawn clippings etc) to keep moist / cool soil beneath. Grown in spring or autumn most things will tolerate full sun.

    My walking buddy and I concurred that if the weather changes in the manner of this summer between too hot and too cold with unseasonal southerlies etc plants get stressed and run to seed.

    On that note here in Wellington we have had cold snaps, and the tomatoes have been very late: not enough sustained heat. Fekkin global warming stuffing up the weather…..

    • r0b 3.1

      Hmmm. Thanks for that. Now I don’t know whether to hope for more scorching summers in Dunedin or not!

      • Ianupnorth 3.1.1

        25c here in Vegas yesterday, about 15c today, go figure?

      • tc 3.1.2

        Bored got good points, we’re coastal Waikato and its a season by season affair, this year looks like insufficient sun to ripen and crops are down, suggest use a moon calendar and hope for the best.

        Southern parts appear to have had a summer, ours never got going.

      • rosy 3.1.3

        In contrast to NZ’s mild (albeit fluctuating) maritime growing conditions my patio strawberries and herbs are sitting in 5cm of ice here in central Europe – a new take on snap-frozen, the leaves look perfect… for now.

        I’ll be spending the weekend indoors, I suspect, with a temp of range -14 to -7 max. Quite a shock after spending 3 weeks in NZ. I’m very much appreciating thick walls, double-glazing and decent heating!

  4. Lanthanide 4

    Hopefully this counts as “not political”:
    http://johnkeylooksatthings.tumblr.com/

  5. Ianupnorth 5

    Triathlon in Taupo with the bloody kids!

  6. happynz 6

    Just finished watching an exhibition of women’s Sevens rugby. I must say that it was very entertaining and it was great to see these young women out there showing off their skills. Good on ’em.

  7. IrishBill 7

    I’ve finally joined twitter. It seems you miss some stuff if you’re not on it. It’s all a bit too new-school for my liking but then again so was blogging a few years ago.

    • I’m still resisting twitter and facebook even though they seem like popular communication devices – i spose i like being contrary as in Mary Mary. Funny how contrary and contrary are spelt the same yet sound quite different – is it just where the emphasis is in the pronunciation – they seem to mean the same in my oxford con-trear-re – Mary Mary quite contrary and con-tree – on the contrary…

    • felix 7.2

      This internet thing is going to be huge.

      ps I’m easy to find on twitter. Same name as my email address.

    • Hateatea 7.3

      I am still resisting twitter and i don’t spend a lot of time on Facebook these days as it is mostly so banal. 

      What do you see as the merits of twitter? 

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