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Weekend social 16/03/2012

Written By: - Date published: 2:00 pm, March 16th, 2012 - 19 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?

19 comments on “Weekend social 16/03/2012 ”

  1. higherstandard 1

    RnR mixed with a bit a cricket – looks like lovely weather up in Auckland for the next day or two.

    Perhaps a bit of gardening on Sunday to finish the weekend off.

    • Herodotus 1.1

      Only 3 weeks left for cricket, and finally we have our summer weather – hs perhaps you are only 1 bat away from replacing one of the batsman in the black caps.
      The test maybe over before your game tomorrow starts.
      Hope you go well 😉

  2. Bored 2

    Like HS some sports watchin and gardening…have had a shit of a summer here in Wgtn and the plants show it. Threw out two bags of tomato plants and their fruit in the garbage (cant compost down virus ridden tomatoes), 20 kgs went west with a black wilting virus that looked like potato blight. Pain in the proverbial.

    Good time to plant a few things for winter, silver beet and cabbages are the best bets for weather resistance in a crappy season. Roll on next year.

    Also got to find some time for catchin a fish or two,,,,,,,

    • just saying 2.1

      …(cant compost down virus ridden tomatoes)…

      Oh dear. What’s that virus look like bored? Never occurred to me to not compost the plants….

      • Bored 2.1.1

        The plants went black and the fruit went blotchy black spots on yellow then rotted. I think it had a lot to do with the damp summer and the cold, came on after the unseasonal southerlies. I wont plant tomatoes in the same soil for a few years, also thought it best to keep them out of the compost heap. Pain in the arse actually.

        To get the soil right I reckon the virus might not like going from slightly acid to alkaline….I usually put a lot of wood based mulch onto the tomato patch, gives it a bit of acidity. To turn that around some lime and broad beans will fix it (beans give nitrogen),,,,heres hoping.

        • just saying 2.1.1.1

          snap. Thought it was just the effect of too much rain. Got the blotchy black spots on the beans too. As you say, pain in the arse, and probably, virus in the soil now.

          • ianmac 2.1.1.1.1

            My tomatoes went blotchy and ruined in Marlborough. I have a nice table grape but crop thin this year and the blackbirds cleaned them out quickly. Sorry neighbours. None left.

    • jimgreen 2.2

      I have had some good luck the last couple of Sundays on the Pohangina and managed to catch a fish two weeks in a row – a small pan sized rainbow the week before last and a big pan sized rainbow last week. Self-caught fish and home-grown, homemade chips is the bee’s knees.

      Had four big strikes over last Sunday (catching one of them). One I managed to cast the lure right on top of a good couple of pound rainbow and got it up to the kayak only to have it either snap the o-ring on the hook or undo the split ring that attaches the hook to the lure. The lure was a bloody Rapala as well just to make it worse.

      There are some absolutely fantastic spots down the Pohangina for fishing. After half a dozen or so trips from Totara reserve to the Manawatu Gorge in the kayaks we have only ever seen a maximum of two other people fishing so we have spot after spot all to ourselves. With such crappy access and the willows to compete with much of the river would never get fished if it wasn’t for my friend and I on our kayaks.

      • Bored 2.2.1

        Good work Jim, I really need to get into spinfishing again, use pretty much exclusively a nymph (hair and copper beadhead….only) seems to work well but it does limit here you fish. Must have a gink at the the Pohangina some time. Saw some big rainbows last weekend in the Tukituki, failed to catch. Hmmmmm.

  3. vto 3

    demolition and reconstruction. not much else ov avail in the garden city

  4. r0b 4

    I need a fine weekend to whack my hedges. Two sunny days – is it too much to ask???

    • lprent 4.1

      In Dunedin? Ummmm….. When I was living there I found I had to treat the weather as being permanently wet, cold and rainy. In the event of it accidentally being fine, then I’d discard some f the outer armour and emerge to suck up the rays if I could find somewhere out of the wind and away from those freezing shadows.

      Mind you in Auckland it is worse in many ways. At least the proximity to the south pole meant that weather in the south was relatively stable. Here we have 4 seasons in one day as the tropics and the south come to battle over the city.

  5. Looking after my daughter tomorrow morning while my wife goes to ‘Hot Yoga’.

    Then try to get some progress on the kit-set garden shed I’ve been trying to put up. End of tomorrow we may go around to my mother-in-law’s for tea.

    Sunday I’ll probably just write a best-selling novel so I don’t have to go back to work on Monday 🙂 

    Oh, no, that’s right – Sunday I’ll be doing some (work) work … c’est la weekend! 

  6. felix 6

    A night club haiku:

    Even with the drugs
    This music is meaningless
    Shall we go again?

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