August 2009

microwave

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he’s been spurned by the lovely old monitor there. poor thing

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not his real arm ?

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i think there’s a problem there.

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i suspect he’s not been having enough calcium (see here for an excellent video on calcium)

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nothing wasted

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only click on the pictures below if you aren’t eating. changes your perspective on the top picture doesn’t it !

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auckland zoo

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walking the pigs, but not the lions

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one of those long nosed things

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a proud lion (and friend)

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running ostriches are always funny

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and a kiwi

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the birds at auckland zoo

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the birds at auckland zoo wre very good at sitting next to their sign posts so you could see what they were.

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although sometimes you did need to look closely to see where they were

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and if you stood still long enough they would fly at you

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and sit on your head

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but elsewhere they just looked and stared

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windy wellington

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i got the opportunity to go up one of the hills behind Wellington on my flying visit to see the view from the wind turbine up there.

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that bit of water separates the north and south islands.

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wind is in plentiful supply in wellington

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pronking

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never let it be said that funkypancake don’t learn you nuffing

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sky tower

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we went up the sky tower when we were in auckland back in april. 

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it gives you a great view of the bay and the city itself.  look how empty those motorways are !

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i walked slowly over the glass floor

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whilst esther showed she was made of sterner stuff and initially danced on it

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then sat and watched the world go by

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auckland harbour boat trip

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all this week’s NZ pictures are from our trip last easter.  finally getting round to posting them !

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wargrave

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the lovely (but posh) village of wargrave

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where posh cars come by quite regularly

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