Weekend social 24/05/2013

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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?

24 comments on “Weekend social 24/05/2013”

  1. Politics all weekend …

    Auckland Northland Regional Council has its Regional Conference.

  2. ianmac 2

    Just cleaned out the freezer. Thank goodness for the hair dryer and a chisel. All done without turning the unit off. Like it being easier to vacuum clean the seldom used bath.

  3. ianmac 3

    My friends the sparrows want to know what will happen to their roosting places when all the TV aerials come down as only dishes will work in our town. Where else can they hold their meetings and spot the feed stations?

  4. TheContrarian 4

    Family arriving from far and wide for a gathering. Hi-jinks a plenty to be had.

    • freedom 4.1

      sounds special, may the nights be full of laughter and the mornings calm and peaceful

    • David H 4.2

      We used to have those before my parents passed away. And we used to put at first, a cassette recorder and later a video camera, in the Dining area, and the Living room, nowadays you have a computers. My parents are gone, but i can still keep those memories fresh. Just a thought.

  5. ghostrider888 5

    “Awakening is about ‘self-expression’. This means engaging with the process through which the separate self evolves so that we can progressively express more of the infinite potential of our essential nature. It means entering into the creative process of life as a conscious collaborator with the primal field of awareness, to bring new possibilities into the world.
    -Tim Freke.

  6. prism 6

    Do you enjoy Blossom Dearie. She died in 2009 but her great singing and playing is to remember.
    She can be sweet and also wry. My Attorney Bernie – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCNHMPB7u3Q

  7. vto 7

    speaking of getting the birds to hang out with you…. have over the last years come to appreciate our bird co-inhabitants. It’s been good of them to shuffle over and let us live here too. They are quite something. And with the plants they favour they become frequent visitors and even friends.. Sometimes so frequent they become the stars of the show. Charm helps too along with lots of smiles.

    • Ennui 7.1

      The birds at my place are off the lay, no eggs……they still want to hang out when I till the soil. The birds on the loose have also invaded the neighborhood, thanks to the Karori Sanctuary there are kakas in the trees nearby, tuis everywhere. NZ must have been fantastic before the predators wiped out the birds and the trees were felled.

    • r0b 7.2

      Birds and – bees! We need to take care of the bees – any tips for the best ways / plants to attract them?

      • just saying 7.2.1

        To attract bees, plant a variety of blue flowering plants to come into bloom across the seasons (as much as possible).

        • ianmac

          I’ve been thinking as my wife tends to warn me. Wonder if it is viable to have a beehive in suburban gardens. My section is only 400sqmetres but……?

    • freedom 7.3

      and sometimes they are great pranksters, if a tad repetitive
      I have a couple of swallows here that love to swoop into the workshop just as you get ready to close the door and set the alarm

  8. prism 8

    Got any real interesting tuis in your area? I’ve heard how they adopt their calls from many sources. Here’s the famous Woof Woof. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqF33vc_q68

    • Ennui 8.1

      Crazy bird. The ones around here dont need to meet that chirpie one, they make enough noise as it is. The kakas are noisier, more like teenagers after a drink or two.

    • our garden has 3 or 4 every day. we have a lot of native trees ,
      However the most interesting is a Blackbird that seems to enjoy Mozart .
      The moment Mozart plays on the radio or CND down he comes and sings full voice,

  9. aerobubble 9

    Story out of America, a 50TeraByte broadband unlimited plan was maxed out causing a call from the ISP, hit 70?Terabytes in a month. Just got me thinking how 30-50G limited plans are a disgrace. The govt is paying for a bunch of suppliers to extort money out of anyone with a internet addiction. go figure.

    • David H 9.1

      I used to have an Unlimited account but I backed it down to 50 Gig with rollover. I just don’t use the raffic and I watch a lot of U tubem but with I sky being free. And I have a teen as well and all in the house have laptops, so there is pretty much non stop use of the net.

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