Weekend social 21/08/2015

Written By: - Date published: 2:08 pm, August 21st, 2015 - 15 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?

15 comments on “Weekend social 21/08/2015”

  1. shorts 1

    for those in Glen Eden

    Reading Revolution

    Shared reading 11am Glen Eden library meeting room & there will be biscuits!

    and for the young or young at heart

    Join us each Saturday 1pm Glen Eden Library, we’re reading HarryPotter aloud.

    • Draco T Bastard 1.1

      Join us each Saturday 1pm Glen Eden Library, we’re reading HarryPotter aloud.

      *Runs rapidly in other direction*

    • adam 1.2

      I’m liking the new cafe over the road from library.

      Good coffee and a second hand book shop – who could ask for anything more.

  2. John Shears 2

    Sad that the Notornis were killed by Deerstalkers??? strange choice of hunter IMLTHO , however.

    Perhaps they could be taught a lesson by being made to survive on Pukeko for say a month.
    This recipe I was given to me many years ago.
    find a rock the same weight as the Puk. put both in a pot cover with water simmer for several hours until the rock is edible,
    throw away the Puk and eat the rock.

  3. r0b 3

    Spring is in the air! Any tips on pruning grape vines?

  4. McFlock 4

    Friends of mine started a once-a-month dinner club last year. Next sitting coming up this weekend. I can’t decide whether this means I’m getting old.

    On the plus side, most of us still don’t have actual dining tables (knees and coffee tables the norm). but that might just mean that we’re all still getting old, it’s just that most of us are still poor as fuck lol.

    • r0b 4.1

      We had a weekly rotating dinner with folk from our first antenatal class that ran for years and years. Good times (long ago).

  5. greywarshark 5

    I’ve a book about life in poor London in Edwardian times. On rents and evictions.

    We knew one family of ten (father, mother and eight children) who lived in a tenement.
    Like ours, it consisted of two bedrooms and a kitchen. The children were noisy and quarrelsome and the father spent most of his time in the pub, but the mother was a clean, hardworking woman, who tried desperately hard to make ends meet. She fell behind with the rent and was served with an eviction order.

    The parents searched desperately for another place to live but could find nothing. Finally they went out for the whole day to search for a place, leaving the children at home. While they were out the eviction order was carried out. The children and the entire contents of the home were all dumped into the street and the tenement was locked up. In the evening the parents returned, having found an even smaller tenement in which to live….They were lucky, for at least they had found somewhere else to live. Had they not, they would have ended up like so many others, in the workhouse.
    (My Part of the River by Grace Foakes)

  6. Tautoko Mangō Mata 6

    I have just finished viewing the great Country Calendar programme on the Guyton’s Food Forest and Heritage apples. It was inspiring to see how the project snowballed to draw in the community.

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