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

23 Comments

  1. Gezza

     /  May 25, 2018

    An early morning stakeout by the North Wellington Avian Aviation Authority has confirmed that Pookden Manor has an ongoing juvenile pukeko delinquency problem which needs addressing. :/

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  May 25, 2018

      Have they no respect for other people’s property ?

      It must be hertbreaking for the parents that their children have turned out like this. Have they had counselling ?

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  May 25, 2018

        heart

        • Gezza

           /  May 25, 2018

          Trying to arrange a family group conference for tomorrow morning. Not expecting much, tho, tbh.

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  May 25, 2018

            What about restorative justice ?

            • Gezza

               /  May 25, 2018

              Things are complicated because the dad is currently banned from the property due to bad behaviour.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  May 25, 2018

              Does he have any contact with his children ? I hope that he contributes to their upkeep,

            • Gezza

               /  May 25, 2018

              He is all other respects an excellent dad who is very gentle and protective with his children and does most of the feeding, child minding and baby-warming, – including all the night shifts – when they are little.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  May 25, 2018

              It seems a bit harsh to have him barred from the property, then. Has he been served with a trespass order ?

              He sounds like a wonderful father,

            • Gezza

               /  May 25, 2018

              That is possibly the problem. He has taken to engaging me in periodic disputes over whose property my back yard is when the whanau are feeding, by running at me and flapping his wings when my back is turned. This has had to be solved by my spinning round & telling him to cut it out at once, which makes him then pretend it wasn’t him, & then by my waiting until he is alone and telling him in no uncertain terms to clear off. Until he gets the message.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  May 26, 2018

              Er…just who does he think that YOU will think it was ?

              The CAB gives free legal advice.

    • Gezza

       /  May 25, 2018

      4.53pm Port-side pax all craning their necks peering out the windows looking for Pookden Manor & then Lurch’s Dog Rescue & Agility Training Centre.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  May 25, 2018

        Can you ever see a plane without wishing that you were on it ?

        • Gezza

           /  May 25, 2018

          Yes. During every episode of Mayday or Air Crash Disaster that I’ve watched.

          • Gezza

             /  May 25, 2018

            However I love flying and aircraft and wish I’d been able to learn to fly a plane.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  May 26, 2018

              I believe that it’s not as difficult as one would expect. I know two people with their own planes, but one’s a single-seater and the other’s a farm one so no joyriding.

    • Gezza

       /  May 25, 2018

      Christ! You have purchased a rack? >:D

  2. Gezza

     /  May 25, 2018

    Oh, sorry. I read the article. Couldn’t you have posted a video?

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  May 25, 2018

      There’s one here for the cartoon addict:
      http://www.wildwire.co.nz/

      • Gezza

         /  May 25, 2018

        👍🏼 Awesome. In my days of youth & vigour I’d love to do that climb.
        They showed this climb on Seven Sharp when Jeremy Wells dropped his standards & joined their line-up.

  3. Kitty Catkin

     /  May 25, 2018

    I have only watched The Project once (more than enough) but did tonight to see the toss of a coin that would decide whether a bride would wear a lovely dress or a Grim Reaper costume.

    It was the costume. I wonder what kind of person would risk their wedding day for a stupid radio contest, Confetti/spaghetti (spaghetti will be thrown) and so on. Here comes the bride in a mangy old Grim Reaper outfit.