General chat

“Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat?”

Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.

11 Comments

  1. Kitty Catkin

     /  December 26, 2017

    It’s raining ! I hope that the plants are opening wide and spreading their leaves out for a good drink. I can’t even remember when we last had rain and not a half-hearted bit of drizzle.

  2. Kitty Catkin

     /  December 26, 2017

    There are bellbirds in my garden (faints)

    Has anyone any better alternative to OneDrive, which is now really difficult to send to anyone and be opened by them ? It really is a nuisance and a timewaster .

    • I share ordinary pics and doc files via messenger ( Facebook ) or WhatsApp if on iPad or phone. By email I may just drag and drop to IMac and if a massive file I link to Dropbox.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  December 26, 2017

        I need something that will send creative writing done on it to people without the hassles of OneDrive-which used to be all right-so that they can (wakey, wakey, Microsoft) open and read them.This idea-that when people click share and add an email address, they want the person whose adress it is to be able to read what’s just been ‘shared’–probably sounds very strange to them. It was all right before I had Windows 10 (loud sigh)

  3. A Gizzy boy singing one of my favourite songs. http://tahipaenga.co.nz

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  December 26, 2017

      Hands up those who know the words to this (keeps own hands down, of course) and know who made it famous (keeps own hands down)

      • The Everly Bros. I was listening to them on a movie credit run but then discovered this local guy on youtube. It was really meant for our Pickled Possum, but she seems to have done a runner. How are you Ms Catkin?

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  December 28, 2017

          The Everly Bros. ? I was thinking of Helen Shapiro for no good reason, as it’s nothing like Walking Back to Happiness or any other of hers that I can think of.

          It’s not quite so hot-there’s a cool breeze-this gives one a bit more energy. I hope that it’s the same where you are.

          The dog had The Chinese Water Torture this morning-to anyone else it would have been a pleasant massage with baby shampoo 2 in 1 while standing in lovely warm water, being rinsed and dried with a big cotton towel…

          How do they know that the b-word is coming ? A dog I heard of jumped the fence and went into the neighbour’s garage, where she hid down at the back. Mine hasn’t done that, mainly because he can’t, his legs are too short.

  4. Kitty Catkin

     /  December 26, 2017

    What a fascinating news item on 3; the world’s hottest chili-where, shots of the fields-film of people eating it and gasping-interview with someone-more film of people eating & gasping-cooking and supermarket shelves-repeat of earlier film of people eating it….I was beginning to think that the damned thing was on a loop.-

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  December 26, 2017

      Just the silly season, Kitty. The grownups are on holiday.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  December 26, 2017

        Don’t I wish. This sort of thing features on 3 with annoying frequency. They improved for a while and then began again.