Category Archives: Fun

Sean Donald has been Knighted

Gig at the (extremely strange*) Playhouse Theatre, about 2 minutes down the track on Westdale Road from us here in Mapua on Friday night. Now, until last week, I couldn’t have told Sean Donald from a cabbage, but anyone Flora … Continue reading

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Desiccation

De-seed heritage tomatoes, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, season with sea salt and ground pepper and sprinkle with chopped thyme, marjoram and oregano and finely sliced garlic. 80 degrees Celcius with the oven door slightly ajar for 12 hours … Continue reading

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Think THIS is a water slide…?

THIS is a water slide…. Got invited to our neighbour Sam’s 9th birthday the other day. Nicest bunch of people, 2 deer on the barbecue, a MEGA water slide and the coolest cake ever….

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Man overboard

Mapua wharf, any time of day.

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Tradies

Brought a gingerbread house down from Germany for our new neighbours’ 2 kids. Fine example of teamwork in action. Mum wrote “Doesn’t look exactly like the illustration on the packet, but it’s pretty close…”

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Customer loyalty

Air New Zealand’s done this as long as I can remember. They don’t give you a lot on domestic flights – a smile, some water, coffee or tea and a biscuit reminiscent of the hard tack that Captain Cook’s sailors … Continue reading

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Last seen drifting towards Sydney….

Wharf-jumping at Mapua has cult status around here, but I’ve never seen anything like this – non-synchronised group jumping. Eavesdropped on the instructions prior to the event – everyone jumps, everyone has a number, jump when your number’s called, there’s … Continue reading

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