Weekend social 21/10/2011

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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?

11 comments on “Weekend social 21/10/2011”

  1. Lanthanide 1

    Go France!

    It’ll be interesting to see if the supermarket is less busy than the previous times I’ve gone when the games have been on, or if it’s just the same. It hasn’t only been foreigners or old people there either, quite a few white 20-50 year olds of both genders.

    • Bored 1.1

      I fond your lack of faith disturbing: a one point win to the ABs will give us a reason to smile (briefly). Allez les Tous Noires.

  2. Kevin Welsh 2

    Already well into the long weekend! Friday is HB Anniversary day so we get a 4 day weekend. Already done the housework and about to hit the garden. Weather is absolutely gorgeous in Havelock North today so making the most of it. Been for a training ride and just tea to organise before girlfriend back from work in Palmerston North.

    • I can (just) beat that.

      I’ve had Thursday and Friday off work so I’m part way through a five day weekend.

      School holidays in our house – very late this term because of RWC adjustment which has meant tired schoolchildren in my six year old daughter’s class (she’s more into ballet than rugby).

      And my daughter had a friend ‘sleep over’ on Wednesday night – not much sleep but I’m definitely ‘over’ it! Vacuumed the house three days running, laid a fire, washed untold dishes.

      Next few days will be quiet, hopefully. A bit more gardening maybe. 

  3. Bored 3

    Its the Pahiatua Trout Festival beginning this weekend. Years back when I lived in PNth the area around Pahiatua had many crystal clear streams holding a good head of trout: Manawatu, Mangatainoka, Makakahi, and a pile of other streams. Today the fishing in all of these is very patchy, in summer the bottoms of the streams are often black with slime growing on agricultural effluent and fertiliser run off. The fish are no longer there in any great numbers. Which means that they will hit my favourite alternate spots.

    Myself, if the streams clear from the rain will head somewhere in the hills for some sight fishing, otherwise its a bit of gardening, the World Cup final and good company. Might also take the OWS NZ occupation people some baking.

  4. bah…got to put the Nelson fanzone back up and down in the same day and work around lots of mugby runters in the streets if we win on sunday.


  5. prism 5

    Started on my convulvulus search, extract and destroy mission. There has been a very warm north-west gale in Nelson. We don’t usually have that much wind. I must go down to the town again, when night comes as we have a stunning visual light show against the Cawthron Steps and the Cathedral. It looks good in the newspaper anyway, so next step is to see it myself before the 24th October close.

  6. If the All Blacks win it will be the death of New Zealand Sport.

  7. Uturn 7

    9:30 pm tonight on Maori Television is a film by Dane, Anders Thomas Jensen. It’s a story of a neo-nazi that is billeted at a church to work out his parole by baking an apple cake. Well worth watching. The good thing about maori TV is they often have no ads during their films.

  8. Computer playing silly buggers ,Wife still in recovery and it looks like rain. So back to my Herbert Morrision book. An opera or two via DVD and home cooked fish and chips tonight.

  9. NickS 9

    Om nom nom:

    Leave out the chilli and you have one of the easiest and down right butt kicking chocolate icecream recipes available.

    Though I’ll have to work it off tomorrow and Monday via gardening and hitting the port hills for a walk…

    Edit: http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2011/10/chocolate-tart-recipe/
    Damn you David! I’m so going to have to try and make this once I get my sickness benefit resorted /drool

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