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Weekend social 15/07/2011

Written By: - Date published: 2:00 pm, July 15th, 2011 - 18 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?

18 comments on “Weekend social 15/07/2011 ”

  1. The Gormless Fool formerly known as Oleolebiscuitbarrell 1


  2. The Gormless Fool formerly known as Oleolebiscuitbarrell 4


  3. The Voice of Reason 5


    Will be spending some time in Chch with a camera, snapping what’s left of my old haunts, then tramping on the coast. Heaven.

    • vto 5.1

      Nice. The coast will be rather epic next few daze… might see you there. Keep an eye out for a man with big letters V, T and O on top of his head like antlers. They always getting tangled in the bush.

  4. higherstandard 6

    Fixing a leak in the roof

  5. chris73 7


    This a political clip but its up not because of the politics but as an example of how to stay on message

  6. Tony Parker 8

    School holidays after an extra long term thanks to the RWC

  7. happynz 9

    We love the idea of travel and experiencing other lands and cultures. However, we are a family of very modest means and the idea that we could jet off to the distant lands just isn’t practical. So, as an alternative I search out recipes for dishes that are representative of the countries and regions that we’d like to go.

    This morning we’ll dine in Thailand with a street stall favourite – jok. Jok is a simple dish of broken rice porridge with bits and bobs of meat (usually pork mince) and a sprinkling of fresh ginger. Of course chilis will be involved. Ha! I’m such a chili head…

    Dinner, we’re off to Argentina and Uruguay as we’ll burn some sort of protein (in this case the half-a-chicken left over from a couple of nights ago) and spoon great amounts of chimichurri over the meat.

    For Sunday I’m leaning towards a culinary trip to Mexico and make up a big pot of albondigas, a lovely spicy soup chocker with veg and tasty little meatballs.

    • rosy 9.1

      Very cool. We used to play that game as well – and when walking down Cuba St ‘which country shall we go to today?’ and the kids learned how to say hello, goodbye, please and thank you in whatever language it was in that country.

    • Vicky32 9.2

      For Sunday I’m leaning towards a culinary trip to Mexico and make up a big pot of albondigas, a lovely spicy soup chocker with veg and tasty little meatballs.

      Wow, that sounds awesome…

  8. Mac1 10

    Cynics say travel narrows the mind, but your gourmet-style travelling is mind-expanding, especially if there’s too much chili.

    We sent our two daughters off overseas on AFS and whilst they were in Italy and Hungary respectively we joined them back home with dishes of their adopted countries. The Hungarian wasn’t so productive but Italian cuisine was so rich and varied. Osso buco tonight!

    The Hungarians have one great culinary idea which could have Kiwi take-up. The all day stew (with chili peppers) called goulash where the menfolk hang around the pot keeping the fire going, talking and drinking…….. Sort of cold weather BBQ without the smell of burnt meat.

  9. felix 11

    Off to the tip to get some bits and pieces to fix the shed, and most probably a whole bunch of other treasures.

    Better take a load up there too or I won’t have room for it all.

    • rosy 11.1

      Ahhh and another memory – my dad used to be a collector, our home was full of stuff he found at the tip and might have use for. He made my first bike (that wasn’t a hand-me down) from stuff from the tip.

  10. Mr Bean 12

    Any beekeepers here? or know of friends or rellies who are?

    If so, I’m interested to know what the future holds for the beekeeping industry, what with varroa mite, which is already present in NZ and the bee colony collapse disorder which may or may not happen in NZ.

    I’m asking cos I’m interested in being a beekeeper.

    And also, I hope it’s okay to ask, since the Standard asks for non political chat.


  11. Well the weather was awfull , however we had tickets for the NZCT Chamber Music Contest in Hamilton. We almost did not go but the nail in the coffin theory won out and we braved the elements and made our way to the University Concert Hall. Well people what a wonderfull night of great music !. Every group was just out of this world , We could not believe just how much musical talent we have in Aotearoa. We have been to Chamber music concerts most of our adult life here and the Uk. These young teenagers would hold their own anywhere. We are proud of our young musicians. The big prize $15000 plus was won by Westlake Girls High School .But the real winners are all in Aotearoa, However the drive home was terrible Fog so thick it took an hour and half to get home usually 20 mins. Stil worth it

  12. Herodotus 14

    Oversea trip- funny how in a new country woman with their face in various states of coverage is not so intimidating. Perhaps we could grow to accept this 😉
    Miss the 5deg temp in Auckland this morning … Not

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