Weekend social 13/04/2012

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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?

21 comments on “Weekend social 13/04/2012”

  1. Bored 1

    Watching the Blues stave off annihilation, and the Crusaders take out the Stormers…then a debrief on Sunday listening to Deaks whilst weeding with the chickens as companions. Any untoward politically incorrect Deakerisms will be referred to the chickens for intelligent appraisal.

    Maybe also rip out the runner beans, they have been a waste of time this year, still if they have fixed a little nitrogen it wont be a total waste.

    • higherstandard 1.1

      HA -always the optimist.

      I’m off to the cricket at Cornwall tomorrow weather permitting.

    • David H 1.2

      Ugg Rugby lol Taking my young son for our daily walk around town. I walk, he rides, but its good for the heart and waist line lol. Here’s hoping the Warriors can remember how to play League. Then a bit more of the Babylon 5 story.

  2. happynz 2

    Today is the beginning of Songkran, the Thai New Year. If you are anywhere near a Thai temple go on down this weekend and check it out. If the weather holds, maybe expect a bit of a water fight amongst the youngsters (and the oldies too if they’re into it). Of course there’ll be wonderful food available as well as the usual twenty-four hour party people getting down to some rootsy mor-lam and luk thung music.

    • r0b 2.1

      OK – Favourite Thai restaurants anyone?

      My / family fave is in Timaru. It looks like a no-where little takeaway, but the owner / chef is from a Thai farming / restaurant family and she’s the real deal. The food is authentic (yes I wandered through Thailand, albeit many years ago now) and spectacular.

      Anyway – Mai Thai Takeaways, 90D Evans St (i.e. Highway 1), just opposite the KFC / McDonalds complex. Despite the name they have some small tables for eating in. Treat yourself…

      • rosy 2.1.1

        The Original Thai, Island Bay, Wellington. Ridiculously busy, but there’s good reason for that.

      • felix 2.1.2

        Never been disappointed with Sawadee in Auckland.

        But don’t order the Gai Fai. Seriously. It’s not a competition.

      • Herodotus 2.1.3

        Mai tai and monkey bar in what was the cbd of Christchurch never disappointed especially the large range to select from. It closed down some years ago. Pity great one in howick main street and great takeaways especially the duck & noodles

  3. ianmac 3

    That’s the sort of dentist to have. Check-up, all clear apart from a few decades of wear and tear. Clean and descale. Done. And cost about $85.
    My sister’s Christchurch dentist charged her $180 but refused to scale and clean. He booked her into a “Dental Hygienist” who charged $110 for a scale and clean. Robber!

    • Anne 3.1

      You lucky bugger. I havn’t been to the dentist for years without something needing to be repaired or replaced. And I’m not being had… was a School Dental Nurse in another life.

      Talking of Thai restaurants. Monsoon in Devonport has a good reputation. Can’t vouch for the authenticity, but it must be close to it and… delicious. Great atmosphere too.

      • tc 3.1.2

        Recommend a decent one akl central as jasmine Thai in remuera was utter crap, used to be great.

        • KJT

          Two very good and one good one in Whangarei.

          Downgraded the last one only because it tones stuff down for Westerners.

          • happynz

            I know what you mean about toning it down for Westerners.

            A couple of weeks ago my wife and I went to Wat Buddhasamakee to, erm, I don’t know what the proper words are, but anyway, my dad died at the end of February and I just didn’t have the money to fly to the States for his funeral, so my wife suggested that we go to the temple to have the monks pray for my dad. Part of the deal is offering food to the monks. Well, let me tell you, the Thai community makes sure these guys don’t go hungry. All sorts of Thai tucker on offer. After the monks have their meal everyone else is welcome to dig in. Oh. My. Word! Lovely complex flavours with jolts of heat that had me occasionally blowing and sucking air (just like I like it). Now this is the stuff that makes Thai food a revelation to the palate, not the toned down stuff.

    • millsy 3.2

      You would think there there would be dental insurance out there which people could buy, but oh no, its only available as an add-on to general health insurance.

    • felix 3.3

      ianmac, where’s your dentist?

  4. Rosie 4

    Happy Thai New Year Happynz!

    Today Wellington is celebrating 30 years of being nuclear free. It’s happening at the civic square and kicking off from 10.30am. Don McGlashan, Warren Maxwell and Anika Moa playing.

    I can fully endorse the coffee that Superfino will be serving up there today too…….

    • LynW 4.1

      Shame we aren’t in Wellington this weekend! Wow 30yrs! Where did that time go. So very proud of NZ’s nuclear free stand.

  5. Descendant Of Smith 5

    Finished doing prep for painting the lounge listening to Sinead O’Connor’s new album How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?

    Reminds me a lot of my favorite album of hers “Faith and Courage”.

    Here’s a sample from the album.

    Off to paint now

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