General chat

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

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  1. Pickled Possum

     /  June 9, 2018

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    • PartisanZ

       /  June 9, 2018

      ‘They’ wish …

      Stirred it for a hundred years or more … and damned if the ethnic and cultural ingredients didn’t separate themselves out from one another!

      Bugger!

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  June 9, 2018

        Well, it was only a song…

        Who’d want a patchwork quilt where all the pieces were the same, anyway ?

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  2. Gezza

     /  June 9, 2018

    God it’s a blimmin hard job training pukeko kids sometimes. Both Pickles and Jojo have started pulling out clumps of grass from lawn again!

    I have to fling open the window and yell “Pickles! NO! No pulling out grass!” “Jojo! NO! No pulling out grass!” in the same loud angry voice one uses training naughty dogs. The little beggers. They can do an enormous amount of lawn-wrecking in a very short time.

    Aspen & Sweety learnt not to do this very quickly but they were adults when they got their lessons. They just trim the grass, they never pull it out.

    The problem is catching these two youngsters at it because – let’s be honest – they’re cute but they don’t seem to be the fastest of learners, young pooks. And I’m trying to break what is a normal, natural behaviour when they are in my yard. They like to eat the roots of grasses and other plants growing in the stream.

    I had to literally go out there this morning, yelling at the pair of them – picking up the pulled out grass clumps & showing them, and letting them watch me pushing them back into the holes, growling. Hopefully there are still enough side-roots for the clumps to grow again.

    The naughty little pair of them would go “eek” and run away through the gate. Then peek around it again to see if I’d calmed down over whatever strange thing it was that I was I ranting about!

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    • Pickled Possum

       /  June 9, 2018

      Awwwww but tbey are so cute!

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      • Gezza

         /  June 9, 2018

        Well – yes – and don’t they PLAY on that! >:D
        Little monkeys!

        I think Jojo might be Aspen’s daugther. He likes to stand on one leg a lot, like a flamingo. It’s his trademark. Pickles and the other pooks don’t do that very often, or for very long. And I’m noticing that Jojo is doing it a lot too.

        Jojo’s a quieter kid than Pickles. More calm in temperament. Just like Aspen. Aspen’s a lovely pook bloke. Very well-behaved. Always has been.

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  June 9, 2018

          He’s a real gentlepook with gentlepookly ways.

          I love the idea of them peering around the gate to see if grandpa’s still there !

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          • Gezza

             /  June 9, 2018

            I wondering if what has set them off doing this again is that there are some annoying clumps of paspalum growing in the lawn and when it was wet a couple of days ago I pulled quite a bit of it out because the roots came out of the wet soil easily. They’re possibly wondering why there’s one rule for them and another for koro!

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          • Gezza

             /  June 9, 2018

            I’m also pleased to announce that the fecking great lump on the right side of my forehead has finally gone down and the bleeding bit has healed up and that I will no longer be sweeping patio in the semi-dark because it is just too easy to forget that I now have a large clay sparrow-feeding house hanging from the roof frame at head level – and this was the second time I walked into it!

            On the plus side, it did give me good swearing practice, both times.

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            • Pickled Possum

               /  June 9, 2018

              Ouch!! Know how you feel. Walked into a 6×2 overhanging under the house the other day and it HURT like buggery I tell you.
              Swearing like you haven’t heard before.
              I had headaches for a few days since then. Felt like it was bleeding profusely but on closer inspection … well, couldn’t find a red mark let alone a gaping wound. 😎
              The original writers and singers of this much-covered song

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  June 9, 2018

              The dog jumped up as I was bending to make the bed, and our heads collided. His felt like solid bone. I don’t when anything has HURT so much. I had a doctor’s appointment that day and thought that I was going to be going down with a big black eye, but all that happened was a bump and a bruise. The dog hardly seemed to notice it apart from looking surprised at mother’s reaction and language.

          • Gezza

             /  June 9, 2018

            (There are four purple & black stream urchins outside my kitchen window. They were happily trimming the lawn until one of them saw me & they all came running over trying to look starving. They’ve sent the smallest one right up under the window & got her to chirp & twitter piteously. They’re the best fed pukekos in the district. It’s only 3 pm. They’re an hour early. I pretended not to see them.)

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            • Pickled Possum

               /  June 9, 2018

              Hard Man!!!

            • Gezza

               /  June 9, 2018

              Tough Love. It’s not easy bein’ a lone koro with no nani helping out to bring these kids up properly, you know. When they get outside that gate they just seem to go wild! 😐

      • Gezza

         /  June 9, 2018

        Reminds me – I’ve told you twice I’ll be making up an eel vid clip movie for your little man, Possum – and there’s a lot of work going through them all and editing them – but this weekend I’m definitely going to get it done. That’s a promise ! 🙂

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  June 9, 2018

          Possum; did you forget that you were a lady and….oh, I see that you did 😀

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          • Pickled Possum

             /  June 9, 2018

            Who? What? Where? Miss?

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            • Gezza

               /  June 9, 2018

              I may be able to assist.

              it HURT like buggery I tell you.
              Swearing like you haven’t heard before

              Perfectly understandable of course, and usually helps the pain immensely, so imo, strongly recommended, but not what one thinks of as ladylike 😉

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  June 9, 2018

              When I dropped the yellow bowl and it not only bust when it hit my ankle bone but bust./cracked the bone, it hurt like buggery squared and cubed. I don’t know when anything has been such agony. The room was spinning, I was feeling sick (thought I was going to BE sick) and remember holding onto the back of a handy chair saying ‘Fuck ! Fuck ! Fuck ! ‘ over and over. The xray showed why it hurt so badly,

              It was a fruit bowl, an old Crown Lynn, so it must have hit with some force if IT was broken in two, I mended it, the mend is visible but as the Christchurch quakes were happening it was a reminder of how litle such things matter. Imperfections in material things suddenly seemed much less important.Unimportant.

              I have read that swearing does ease the pain in some way I don’t know if it does for people to whom it is their normal speech.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  June 9, 2018

              I suppose that it relieves the tension and creates adrenalin. It does work best with those who don’t use these words usually.

              An old lady I know has a lot of pain when she stands up and relieves it by swearing. Her two dogs react with disgust and leave the room, turning in the door to give her a look that says what they think of this. They do it every time.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  June 9, 2018

              The PDT works even here,
              PDT-ing everywhere,
              What a sour sod they must be,
              I’m so glad that they’re not me.

  3. Gezza

     /  June 9, 2018

    Miserable grey cold windy day in North Welly today. Couldn’t believe it was a Norwester. Felt as cold as a Southerly.

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  June 9, 2018

      Coolish but clear and sunny up here. Just lit a fire about 4pm.

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