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.

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  1. phantom snowflake

     /  February 6, 2018

    Brother Bob’s Birthday

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  2. phantom snowflake

     /  February 6, 2018

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  3. Gezza

     /  February 6, 2018

    That’s interesting. Just had a quick look at the Evans Bay webcam & saw a Bombardier on landing approach to Welly airport abandon attempt & pull up.

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    • Gezza

       /  February 6, 2018

      Followed in very quickly by two A300s but they landed. Another A300’s just gone over my place, & another Bombardier going over now. Busy time in there at the airport.

      Nice looking day in Evans Bay. Waterskier & two jetskis hooning it up on the water.

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  4. Kitty Catkin

     /  February 6, 2018

    I mended my back step today-put a wooden cover over it as it’s ‘going’ in a few places and I haven’t decided whether to have it replaced with wood or brick. The bonehead who did the basin must have done the doorframe, as the step is 1cm wider at one end that the other. Is there anything more annoying than trying to work around someone else’s stuff-up ?

    I looked up brick steps…who’d have thought of having the brick level with the step (spare me) and buttering it ? BUTTERING it ? In case of encyclopaedia salesmen, I suppose.

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  February 6, 2018

      than the other.

      Someone suggested that the writer meant abutting the brick. I hope so. 😀

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      • Gezza

         /  February 6, 2018

        Buttering the brick refers to placing the mortar on the side of the brick before placing it next to another one.

        Bluey had an unfortunate experience this evening. He went to jump down into my place from the fence top & got a talon caught in the gap between the fence palings. He swung about until he could flap back up to the top. I was worried he might break his leg but he seems to have got away with just pulling some tendons or something. He limped about for a bit but seems ok now.

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        • There’s a kids reader right there!

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  February 7, 2018

          Why didn’t they say so, then ? How are people to know that ?

          We had a turkey do that with the fence slats. Only one gap was wide enough, so Turk decided to go over the fence there. The idiot kicked and struggled and made it unbelievably difficult to rescue him, all the time abusing us for his own clumsiness. He was all right, but if he hadn’t been, it would have been his own fault. One of us held him while the other freed the trapped leg. The sight of a turkey hanging by his foot was one I will never forget. No thanks were expressed, of course. Ingrate.

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  February 7, 2018

          Turk’s whole foot was caught, so this huge scaly foot was on our side and the rest of him on the other.

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  5. Wouldn’t be Waitangi for me without…..

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