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.

14 Comments

  1. Chuck Bird

     /  January 21, 2018

    Another great day in paradise. I had a fantastic day yesterday black water rafting with my children and grandchildren. I would recommend it to anyone who is reasonable fit. In would not be suitable for anyone with dodgy knees or hips.

    • I’ve had a lot of fun with children and especially grand children over the last few weeks too. They’re a good excuse (or incentive) for doing things you wouldn’t normally do. Several beach visits which have an added degree of activity and fun with children, the butterfly house and science activity centre at the museum, and two visits to the poll and water slides – probably somewhere like 50 slides a session, they just keep going and going.

      • Corky

         /  January 21, 2018

        Tell me about it. Its the trampoline that finishes me off. That’s a serious aerobic activity. . It hardly raises a sweat with kids.

    • Conspiratoor

       /  January 21, 2018

      ..:or claustrophobia. The birth canal did me in. Couldn’t wait to get out

  2. phantom snowflake

     /  January 21, 2018

  3. Kitty Catkin

     /  January 21, 2018

    Hooray, hooray, I won Lotto today.

    But I won’t be taking all the YNZers on a cruise-it was $20.

    • Gezza

       /  January 21, 2018

      Well done Kitty. Good news indeed. How much of a return is it on your total investment so far?

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  January 21, 2018

        I did work it out once-I only buy the cheapest tickets, so overall I am a bit ahead. I reason that if I am meant to win, I’ll win on my little tickets 😀 and I am too miserly to spend more,

        I once found a Lucky Dip in the street and had a win with it. Not a huge one, but it was a nice surprise. Something made me pick it up and look-it was current. My largest win was between 5 and 6 hundred.

        • Gezza

           /  January 21, 2018

          I guess I won about 4 around the $20 – 25 mark. My largest win was just over $730. I stopped buying them then. I never worked out the RoI. It was a $6 Lucky Dip.

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  January 21, 2018

            I would think that I am slightly up-not a huge amount. I am pleased when I win, don’t have tantrums when I don’t. I know that buying more rows would increase my chances, but I don’t want to spend any more.

  4. Kitty Catkin

     /  January 21, 2018

    Tut, tut. Be sure your sins will find you out. Someone I know always has to know more and be one up on everyone else.Her aunt was the first woman to found and own a bank. Possible-if her aunt was a black American woman who lived from 1866-1934.

  5. Gezza

     /  January 21, 2018

    3rd in the Lord of the Rings trilogy on tv1 tonite. Never saw it. I’ve got a friend who’s an extra in all of these movies but I’ve never spotted him. Is it worth watching!

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  January 21, 2018

      I used to do extra work-it’s not brilliant pay, but I quite liked it. I knew someone who had been a young extra in Anthony and Cleopatra, but that was so long before and there were so many that I was unable to see him. The films I was in were never quite on that level 😀 😀 😀

      I was in some ads with David Jason. Utterly professional, did them with the same attittude as he would bring to a real acting job. I had to jump up and exclaim angrily as he snatched my plate away in a restaurant. As the meals went cold, they made them ‘steam’ at the end by blowing cigarette smoke at them 😀