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Weekend social 25/11/2011

Written By: - Date published: 6:03 am, November 25th, 2011 - 12 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?

Note: Posting this early so that it leaves the afternoon schedule free for election related posts.

12 comments on “Weekend social 25/11/2011 ”

  1. higherstandard 1

    Cricket tomorrow depending on the weather and then off to Australia on Sunday to watch the first test in Brisbane.

    • The Gormless Fool formerly known as Oleolebiscuitbarrell 1.1

      HS, you lucky, lucky bastard. I am unnaturally hopeful about our chances. Going from past experience, this just means the disappointment will be all the worse.

  2. Luva 2

    [political stuff in some other thread thanks luv. — r0b]

  3. Bored 3

    The garden has got a bit out of alignment over the last few weeks as the weather has been incredibly variable in Wellington, lots of sun, lots of rain, lots of cold breeze. All up it has encouraged strong potato growth, the tomatoes seem to have picked up, and the broad beans are going crazy. All good but the variability has sent the silverbeet and celery to seed.

    This weekend its tidy up, plant runner beans and succession crops of salad stuff, plus seedlings for late january brassica planting for an autumn crop.

    Got some fishing in despite a bit of colour in the rivers and was rewarded with a handsome fish: cant wait for the rivers to get low and for the green beetles to appear. Nothing like a warm summers day on a gentle stream taking things very slowly.

  4. AAMC 4

    Now that I’ve inhabited every bit of space in my back yard with food, I’ve dug up my front lawn, and so, like Bored, I’ll be in that garden, digging and tending the soil and getting some seeds & seedlings in the soil.

  5. Herodotus 5

    Kowhai trees have some 4 year old trees noticed from wind damage something is eating them from the inside. Great beautiful trees and nice to see tuis feeding on them, but hard to grow as they also get attacked by a small green caterpillar

  6. TheReal Bob 6

    Pohutakawas starting to flower up here on the Thames coast , lots of Tuis around , will be out to check the stoat line at some stage , rabbit paste and egg change this time round , also take down some political signage before nightfall …

    • Herodotus 6.1

      As there is not alot to talk about re the weekend, what was your cull tally – I hope re the mustalid you scored in a big way. No mention re Possums, not targeting them with bait or traps? Also just interested what other indigenous birdlife you have around?
      I and my family appreciate yours and all others efforts in helping to protect and enhaunce our local flora & fauna, keep it up. 🙂

  7. vote in the morning, then jump on the scooter and go somewhere to avoid the election til sunday…

    …wake up sunday, probably horrendously hungover and deal with the fallout.

    if anyone needs a film recommend go see ‘O Le Tulafale – The Orator’

    it’s everything thats good and bad about Samoa.

    stunningly shot, subtly scripted and superbly acted.

    take a hanky…

  8. “JFK the lost bullet” National geographic to air in the usa on sunday, they have new footage put it through some new software, apparently it was oswald after all???? Anyone else heard about this????

  9. NickS 9

    Finally going to chuck the last san marenzo plant (of four) in, also got more chilli seeds via trademe (2 hab’s, hot paper lantern + chilli big bomb) so need to sow those, check for aphids on the other capsicum’s and transplent a red sweet pepper and corno del torno each out of the tunnel house. Otherwise weed the bean and pea beds, ponder what to do about the garlic bed that has a white mould problem (yellowing outer leaves, may have to write the whole bed of ~20 plants off) + the undersized broccoli and check to see if the other squashes (kumi kumi + yellow scallopini) have germinated yet.

    And somehow find the time to get through Skyrim some more + resist the siren call of the steam autumn sale before my savings disappear…

  10. ianmac 10

    One of my wife’s elephants has an ear problem. It has a nasty split in it and my vet skills are sorely tested, but though the risks are high I really must deal to it. It is a large African elephant and has a beady look in its eye and sharp tusks. Amazing how effective epoxy resin is and with its help the ear is coming right.
    It is just that my wife should choose a different hobby as the shelves are getting over filled with elephants of all shapes, sizes, colour and ethnicity. So lucky that the ear was wooden.

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