Social chat

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

Do it here. Social only, no politics, issues or debate.

Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.

10 Comments

  1. Gezza

     /  January 21, 2019

    (Cold wind this morning. Pooks just brought the kids up for breakfast over the fence – at 6.20 am. Sweety’s just walked a small bread chunk down over the foliage to wee River, who’s wandered off back down towards the stream, without asking permission to leave the pook promenade, but Sweety’s got a loose white feather hanging out her back end. Looks like the pukeko equivalent of when some poor woman comes back into the office from the Ladies unaware that the their skirt is tucked up into their knickers behind them, & you wonder if you should say anything. Embarrassing. Hope the boys tell her.)

    • Gezza

       /  January 21, 2019

      The 6.15 am breakfast crowd start to arrive at the Pookden Cafe. 👨‍🍳

      We get a lot of repeat business, mostly by word of mouth. Although with the sparrow teenage pregnancy rate so high we’ve gone from having to cater for about a dozen a month or two ago, to 26 last night.

      • Gezza

         /  January 21, 2019

        Hello, a grinch has been here. Some very sad bastards in the world. Feel quite sorry for them.

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  January 21, 2019

          The Old Farm Cottage caff is increasingly popular, too, again by word of beak. The number and variety of the clientele is much greater than it was when the caff opened. There are quite a few starlings around now. I do like their speckled chests.

          • Gezza

             /  January 21, 2019

            Yes your caff does seem to attract a wider variety of little winged raptor dino descendants than mine, but I suppose having so many regular other passers-by every day in or up & down the stream is an extra plus for me.

            One young starling was walking around for a short time on my lawn in the sun yesterday, can’t remember what time, but it was flashing out rainbow colours – off its head particularly – as it moved around. They’re very iridescent in fulll sunlight.

            A very busy bird. Usually they’ll walk around here just pecking at the ground very methodically, & scoring a hit with a grub or moth every so often.

            Very easily frightened straight up into the air & off unfortunately, if they see the slightest movement anywhere from a non-bird, such as moi. Very vocal with each other in little family groups, I’ve noticed.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  January 21, 2019

              Their iridescence can make one think that they’re blackbirds side on. There are swallers around, too.

          • Gezza

             /  January 21, 2019

            PS: Sweety tidied up her back end – possibly Bluey had a quiet word. The kids wouldn’t have noticed, & Alex is too involved with being a “smooth as” young pookling to care, I suspect.

  2. phantom snowflake

     /  January 21, 2019

    Young love: