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.

28 Comments

  1. phantom snowflake

     /  March 1, 2018

  2. phantom snowflake

     /  March 1, 2018

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  March 1, 2018

      I gave a Clash double album to someone …he said that it was the best present of all the ones he’d been given. He was absolutely thrilled.

      • phantom snowflake

         /  March 1, 2018

        Ah, the classic “London Calling.” Meanwhile, from your part of the world…

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  March 1, 2018

          That’s the one ! I couldn’t remember the name.

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  March 1, 2018

          London is calling from the top of the dial/The ice age is coming, the sun disappears/Cause London is calling nowww….we live by the river !

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  March 2, 2018

            How nice it would be
            If the Phantom DT
            Would leave General Chat
            Which is not meant for that.

  3. Kitty Catkin

     /  March 1, 2018

    Another teeny-weeny lizzie was here. It was about this long ____________.

    Another, an adult, was sitting calmly by one of the bookcases, looking out at the view.

    • Pickled Possum

       /  March 1, 2018

      Every things having babies here Miss, we have baby stick insects clinging on to their muvaz back, Some with big knobbly bits … amour plated uggly looking ones. Green ones that stay green for longer in the brown tee tree. They are every where clinging on to anything in the house or get caught in the cobwebs and die.

      Stinky beetles going at it .. harvested some grapes this evening for jelly and they were hanging to one another. Blasted them with pyrethrum, once the bees were tucked up in their hives. The Kereru family live in a tree besides the house and sitting on the veranda I heard them cooing to each other … response and call. They have a smart youngster that flies to the Puriri tree over my head and dips and then shoots up fast, to show me his magnificent white apron. I hear them all coming before I see them … fat little buggas from the berries of the forest.
      Baby frogs and more still to come, lots of them little fat tadpoles. They are just the most beautifulest green, almost lime fizz green with their golden yellow stripe. So majestic.
      I don’t see the little lizards up here in the hills, but down on the flat they are rampant.
      They eat the Argentinean Ants. They bite. They like the flat land too.

      Miss my pool has a hole in it somewhere … a slow leak cannot find it so draining it out …sigh I did love having my own pool. Nothing beats swimming in the heat of the night with the crickets serenading me. You been up North lately???

      • Griff

         /  March 1, 2018

        The wet stuffed my grape harvest.
        Plenty of fruit but a lot of the bunches have rotted.
        Albany surprise taste soo much better than the rubbish they sell in supermarkets
        One of the local tui’s has learned the sound of a home phone.
        Ring ring ring ring then he kaks giving the game away.
        Plant Muehlenbeckia complexa Pohuehue ot Coprosma repens ‘Poor Knights if you want skinks .Dense ground covers provides hiding places from rats cats stoats and hedgehogs along with nectar and lots of small bugs for the lizards to eat
        The wood pigeons are presently feeding on the Kahikatea and Totara berry’s so I have heaps coming in from the surrounding bush.
        I trap the possums and rats with good nature auto traps so the birds have plenty of food in my patch.

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  March 2, 2018

          Griff, a local tui learned to make the sound of an unbalanced washing machine so that the people would run inside, expecting to find their machine thumping around the floor.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  March 2, 2018

        (hastily shreds plane ticket ) No, of course not, I haven’t been up North for years. (tosses Swiss army knife into bin)

        We used to keep tadpoles at school to see them turning into frogs, and the library had some a few years ago. We used to have cocoons (Monarch and Gum Emperor) in the classroom, and everything would stop when they hatched. I still love the miracle of that elegant little jade jewel with gold trim turning into an orange and black butterfly,

        The stick insects at my place tend to stay around the side of the house, and of course, they are hard to see anyway. I love it when I do see one, but haven’t seen mummy and sticklets.

        I have frogs occasionally. One was spreadeagled on the glass of the front door on a very rainy night. As the glass is plain, I had a view of froggy’s underside; I took a couple of photos and wish that I’d thought of opening the door and taking one from the other side.

        The photos aren’t great, but prove that there was a frog on the glass.

        I have lizards and wetas strolling in through the front door from time to time. A lizard was here yesterday. I am keeping a large flyswat handy as these make handy guides to gently shunt the lizards out so that they don’t get lost and die.

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  March 2, 2018

          There are lizards in the compost bin.

  4. Griff

     /  March 1, 2018

    • phantom snowflake

       /  March 1, 2018

      Awesome, haven’t heard that version.

      • Griff

         /  March 1, 2018

        A few years ago a mate burnt me a thumb drive of reggae with the police and thieves version you posted first.
        It become my fave singalong car track.
        Along with.

        Old white guy window down blasting reggae and singing his lungs out. ROFL.

        • phantom snowflake

           /  March 1, 2018

          … and a German punk cover

  5. Griff

     /  March 1, 2018

  6. Gezza

     /  March 1, 2018

    Cream-coloured 99.2% waxing gibbous moon rising above the nearest North West hill, 2 o’clock high, in a slightly hazy, wispy-cloud-streaked sky. Pastel creamy halo extending out from limbs to width of its diameter. Beautiful sight. Welly has the best moons.

    • Gezza

       /  March 1, 2018

      😰 Whoops. North East hill.

      • Pickled Possum

         /  March 1, 2018

        Yea well bro our moons are right there in ya face shining bright and full …
        if I could see it thru the black cloud … I am sure.
        Ok you have the best description of a gibbons moon on some Hill down in the Welly.

        • Gezza

           /  March 1, 2018

          I’m sure other places have some very nice moons that do their best, Possum. But Welly’s are just so artistic.

          • Griff

             /  March 1, 2018

            Look out for the space disco ball.
            We spotted it a few nights ago..
            http://www.thehumanitystar.com/
            It should be visible overhead to the east around dusk tomorrow.
            You see a very bright irregular flashing light.

          • Gezza

             /  March 1, 2018

            Ah … cool. That’s right. It was supposed to be visible from Feb 20. I haven’t been looking. I forgot.

          • Pickled Possum

             /  March 1, 2018

            That’s so kool!!! I’ m on dawn patrol tomorrow.

            • Gezza

               /  March 1, 2018

              It’s orbiting every 90 minutes. Watched it passing down the North Atlantic between Portugal & Brazil a half hour ago. It’s over Antarctica at the moment so I’ll watch it go over NZ soon.

            • Gezza

               /  March 1, 2018

              Aw, it’s tracking over Oz.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  March 2, 2018

              I have seen that ! It looks like a shooting star, but bigger and not so fast. I was told that it was a satellite.