Weekend Social for 4.04.14

Written By: - Date published: 11:45 am, April 4th, 2014 - 15 comments
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15 comments on “Weekend Social for 4.04.14”

  1. vto 1

    ocean is still warm
    everyone should swim in it

  2. ianmac 2

    Sometimes I start reading another book and read a chapter or so before realising I have already read it. Apart from fading memory I reckon that when getting a mental image of characters and settings, the images so formed can be so different from previous readings. Hard to explain. Clever people would write down or remember title/author but I never do.
    Do others have such a problem with re-reading?

    • Anne 2.1

      Yes ianmac.

      I take a book out of the library and settle down for a good bedtime read and start to wonder why the story line is so familiar. Yep. I’ve taken it out before and read it.

      I have a fascination with 17th and 18th century Britain and Europe – particularly the monarchal dynasties of the period because they played such a profound role in shaping subsequent world shattering events – so I don’t mind reading them again. I always find something new that I missed the first time around.

  3. Ad 3

    Sola Rosa at the Titirangi Music Festival tonight.

    The place is jumping already.

    • Ad 3.1

      Sola Rosa raised the roof.

      Wait: what’s the difference between Titirangi people and Grey Lynn People?
      A: About half a mil in equity.

  4. Ennui 4

    End of the beans, gonna pull out the vines. Been a fabulous year in Wellington for broads, french and runners. Weathers amazing at moment, bound to crap out soon so makin hay. Reading Fukuoka on permaculture, fantastic.

    • bad12 4.1

      Totally, almost the Summer that wouldn’t quite get going this year, my garden is back to boxes of dirt being fed with compost i have made from everything green that gets cut into little pieces here along with that which is swept up,

      After a bad start my crop came out as good as last years,(the savior being that magic liquid, water)…

    • miravox 4.2

      On the other side of the planet I’ve been looking for plants for the balcony now that Spring has sprung (and a warm one it is too) – I can buy Broom(!) for around 30 Euro. Also forget-me-nots and oxalis are popular. Only a NZer would find this strange, I guess.

      • Rosie 4.2.1

        Weather, at home and abroad, blame it on the quadrillion sneezing kittens to your right and the booty shaking dancer……………………………..

        ………….I think this is the hottest April I can ever remember.

  5. Rogue Trooper 5

    …all the usual suspects

  6. tc 6

    Leicester back in the premiership with kiwi chris woods hopefully being kept on next season, we need our overseas players in top leagues if we are to get to a wc again.

  7. Pete 7

    It’s been a productive week for me. I cancelled my sky sports package and switched from Vodafone to an uncapped isp, abandoning a landline in the process. That has saved me $50 a month. I have now done the jiggery-pokery to set up netflix (between that and a proxy costs about $15 a month). It is glorious. I may cancel sky altogether eventually if I could figure out a legal way to get Game of Thrones.

  8. risildowgtn 8

    Ripping Vinyl to flac…..

    Back in the day as a teenager in the 80’s I collected vinyl and spent most of my meagre pay on vinyl. Crass Discharge Vice Squad Dead Kennedys The Exploited GBH plus alot of Joy Division to name a few …..

    Then they got put away as I grew out of listening to them..

    I have sold them to a collector for far more than what I orig paid for them which as are imports I paid a fair whack…. time for them to move on……

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