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Weekend social 19/07/2013

Written By: - Date published: 2:00 pm, July 19th, 2013 - 25 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?

25 comments on “Weekend social 19/07/2013 ”

  1. mac1 1

    Off tonight to a club night at the local repertory theatre where the programme is “The Best of Peter Sellers.”

    I shall be making a speech.

    “My friends, in the light of present-day developments let me say say right away that I do not regard existing conditions likely. On the contrary………” etc etc etc

    “Party Political Speech.” Still funny after fifty years. http://www.epicure.me.uk/speech.html

  2. Hoping for a shake free weekend.

    • RedBaronCV 2.1

      Mmm maybe I should build a shake shelter tomorrow. Bit strong weren’t they?

    • rosy 2.2

      And here I am after 30-odd hours flying and aiports, sitting at Auckland airport waiting for a flight to Wellington. Timing huh?

      • Rosetinted 2.2.1

        No worries rosy. Wellington hasn’t been whipped away underneath you. But geonet showed an amazing lot of little quakes after the 5.7 one that was noticed widely. The rest were just like a slight rocking to the cradle. 30 hours – was that flying time or the odd time shifts from the zones?

        • rosy 2.2.1.1

          That’s travelling time. Yeah, my family weren’t too worried about the eaerhquakes… On the Los Angeles stopover the cabin crew had to reassure passengers that they’d been in contact with Wellington and it was all ok. The news feeds coming in on the flight suggested it was all quite dramatic.

          I’m sad to say though that the Golden Mile is looking a bit tarnished compared with 2 years ago. Coffee is just as good ever, but.

  3. Not the best at all.

  4. Bill 4

    Not ripping out the last of the bell peppers, as I’ve discovered they’re perennial. Wishing I hadn’t harvested the last of the tomatoes and ripped them up before discovering they’re perennial too. Plant out more brocolli and cauliflower and maybe chance some early sowing of future marrowfat pea crop…

    Unless it rains too much, or lazy Sunday stretches back into Saturday…

  5. Ianmac 5

    Do you know that after 20 days in Slovenia I have not seen even one piece of litter. Not in towns villages or countryside. Not one and I have been consciously looking. Truly extraordinary given nz claim to clean and green and the myth of tidy kiwis. Just imagine…

    • David H 5.1

      And when I got off of a boat from England in 1969. I got off at the Overseas Terminal in Wellington, on a hot October night as a 15 year old. I was amazed at how clean NZ looked and smelled. Look at it now.

  6. Rosetinted 6

    Hi ianmac wondered who so long, no hear. I suppose it is lovely summer there. With no rubbish. How do they enforce that? We could in NZ put our prison population in orange aoveralls nd walk them round the streets. The toffs could go down South Auckland way.

    • Ianmac 6.1

      Gidday Rose tinted. Each day a balmy 30 plus. The tidiness I cannot explain. I have asked some locals and they just seem blank. Maybe it just doesn’t register as any other option. And there are many German Austrian Italians floating around being tourists, yet it stays litterless. Wonderful anyway.
      We were able to use a local washing machine but the dial settings all in Slovakian so have a guess from the 20plus options. Oh boy! The most rinsed and rinsed and rinsed clothes worn to a frazzle. Spin dammit! Empty dammit. Would have been simpler to continue hand washing in the basin.
      Slovenia is top of my list next to Scotland.
      Sorry to be so warm but this weekend in NZ expecting a warm spell?

      • David H 6.1.1

        It’s Persisting down!!!

      • Rosetinted 6.1.2

        Ianmac
        We are getting fairly warm weather where I am in Nelson – probably up to 18. When you get adjusted that seems warm. The Lyn-n’s Apia 30 degrees! These days I get worried when I’m not cold in winter. Scared of the climate change and all the odd weather patterns and bugs that don’t get killed off. After I read about you being in Slovenia I went onto youtube to see some of their folk dancing. It’s great to watch that stuff. Have you seen any? Good luck with the washing machine. You need to break the code. Where’s a code breaker when you need them!

        • Ianmac 6.1.2.1

          Have seen no folk dancers of any sort rosetinted. Just ordinary folk going about their business. Down here in koper they are geared up for the tourist trade which is not so different from any tourist town. But the clean and green persists. I did find a piece of grease proof paper on the ground left over from a slice of pizza, but it being the first I stuffed it in a nearby bin. Saw two young policemen talking to a youth and they were the first I had seen. Very low key and non-threatening.
          When cold it is easy to add warm clothes. When too hot not so easy to take much more off before naked. Ask Lynn in Samoa!

      • locus 6.1.3

        Not quite F+P ay. Ours is in German and the ‘kurz’ – short wash is90 minutes

  7. lprent 7

    Off to the Otara flea market. I think that Lyn has withdrawal symptoms from shopping in Apia last weekend.

    As much as I hate shopping, I think that shopping in 30+ degrees and super high humidity really sucks (especially with the 20kgs that I put on after having to give up smoking after having a heart attack). At least Auckland is a better climate…

  8. Rosetinted 8

    ‘We’ are playing a shoot em up game called Far Cry. The residents in the location look and sound like Maori.

    I was thinking what a great game, and a revenge on our armed forces, would show the raid on Tuhoe. Though seeing these games look so real the police might see it as a realistic scenario, so it couldn’t be a straight-up shoot out.

    Possibly the Tuhoe leader and some warriors would vanish into the forest and have to be tracked down by bumbling policemen who would fall over roots, squeal at wetas falling on their faces, a lot of opportunities for the police to fall or have things falling on them. Key-stone Cops. Could be very funny.

  9. Dear Mr Watterson

  10. So much for a shake free weekend.

  11. My wife and I attended the the free Raga and Dance concert in Hamilton put on by the Indian community of Hamilton and Auckland .What a great concert of Indian music and Dance.\performed by outstanding artiste’s
    However not only did these generous people not charge for the concert but they also gave a free supper \\\of lovely food . A lovely enjoyable night . Plus more to come in the future.

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