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Weekend social 17/08/2012

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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 17/08/2012”

  1. Those of you around New Plymouth:

    Taranaki/Wanganui planting

    August 18, 2012 9:00 am
    August 18, 2012 12:00 pm
    Coastal Walkway
    New Plymouth, Taranaki/Wanganui, New Zealand
    Living Legends will continue planting near the award-winning Coastal Walkway. The back-dune area where Living Legends will be planting has potential to contribute an important ecological component to the wider project, enhancing wildlife habitat and providing a significant area of indigenous vegetation. We have an additional 2450 native trees and shrubs to plant on the day – come and join us.


    • tc 1.1

      Great project but isn’t it a little early with the ground still in winter mode or being dunes maybe that’s not an issue.

      Some pohutukawa’s have started flowering already along with others that normally go in late spring so maybe no big deal.

  2. vto 2

    green on white
    white on green
    red zone red sticker
    green zone green sticker
    orange and white and blue and yellow
    all the people honk and bellow
    yellow and blue and red and green
    so goes on the christchurch scene

  3. tc 3

    Ladies and gentleman start your egos…the EPL season gets underway with 2 kiwi’s.
    Ryan Nelson @ QPR and Winston Reid at West Ham, hope they’re up for our WC 2014 qualifying campaign.

    • Chris 3.1

      We really need to start finding someone to replace Nelson though he’ll be what 35 by the time qualifying finishes and 36 for the World Cup assuming we make it that far.

      Going to be very tough once he goes and we only have Reid propping up the back,

      • tc 3.1.1

        Reid’s a good flank defender but not a centre half, we could turn out a decent side more often if we has a proper organised academy system that got the talent offshore.

        It’s what oz does so they can always assemble a high calibre professional side.

  4. Kevin Welsh 4

    Waihau Mudbuster for me on Saturday arvo. 73km on sealed and gravel roads. Should be fun if the weather behaves. And the new Bourne movie on Sunday for relaxation.

  5. just saying 5

    Important question:
    Is there a reason I shouldn’t re-silicon-seal the shower using a small paint brush instead of the vice-gun thingy? I haven’t got one. Do I really need to get one?

    • vto 5.1

      No you dont need one but it is easier. A brush may be tricky though – can use your finger and then wipe along with a damp cloth after to tidy the edges and wipe away the flotsam and jetsam.

      How you going to get the goo from the toob though?

      • just saying 5.1.1

        Thanks vto.
        I unscrewed the nozzle. I’ve done a wee test patch and it looks ok. but I think I’ll ring around and see if I can rustle up the right equipment.
        And thanks for the advice. I’ve been paranoid about water because I’ve been drying the shower out for three days and going elsewhere to shower is a bit of a pain. I’m expecting 2 days to set?

    • r0b 5.2

      Is it just some cracks / joints / seams that you are sealing, or an area?

      For seams I’ve never used a paint brush – sounds a bit messy? – you can get a very neat seal with the vice-gun (or with a squeeze tube if there isn’t much to do). Cut the nozzle at a slight angle. Clean the seam first. Work along the seam extruding sealant *in front* of the angled nozzle (the sealant should form a slight “bow wave” in front of the nozzle as you go – that helps work it right in to the gap). Try not to touch the sealant with your hands at all. For a very neat finish, straight after application spray the new sealant lightly with a mild soap solution and work along the seam with the edge of an ice-cream stick (for 90 degree joins use the rounded end of the ice-cream stick), gather and dispose of the excess sealant from the stick.

      • just saying 5.2.1

        Cheers Rob,
        The seals and seams have been leaking in various places, so I’ve cut the old sealant out.
        Excellent ideas. Think I’ve been a bit paranoid about getting it wet until it sets.

    • David H 5.3

      Apart from the fact that the gun pushes the goop into all the crevice a damn sight better than a paint brush. Sorry pressure over motion this time. Surely you can borrow a gun? its surprising, who’s got one lurking in the shed, cellar/attic.

  6. check it out – if you love astronomy pictures – to zoom in is mindblowing, and even better when you zoom out.


  7. lprent 7

    Moving day – today. Flashes outside and long long thunder. Good thing that we’re paying someone to move. Packing and discarding was enough of a trauma.

    • rosy 7.1

      I feel your pain, so not looking forward to doing that again. Hope it goes well.

    • just saying 7.2

      ….discarding was enough of a trauma.

      Ah but such a liberation, almost worth moving for in itself.

      All the best, take it easy, and don’t do what I did: back into my new neighbour’s car in the first twilight, absolutely knackered, when we were going back for the last load.

  8. rosy 8

    It’s getting towards the end of summer so we’ll be making use of the gathering places before they start winding down. Most revolve around food and drink. Films, food and drink at the Rathaus, music, food and drink at the summer stage on the Danube and farmers markets in Am Hof are all within walking distance for us.

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