Monthly Archives: December 2009
kiwis always talk about new years with an ‘s’. so there you go. happy new years to ya mate. sweet as.
we went to a new year’s party last night where we pretended midnight was at 10pm and did a countdown then so we could all get home and to bed. it was perfect. And they have both new year’s day and the day after as bank holidays. what a brilliant plan. i write this in the gap between our made up new year and the proper kiwi new year at midnight. which is 13 hours ahead of the UK. so in total our 2009 lasted 13 hours less than all my other full calendar years)
anyway, my new year’s (years’?) resolution is to sort out comments on the blog. i fear i may need to take some drastic action. but i aim to get it sorted in the next week or so. (let’s see how i get on with that !).
this time last year moving to New Zealand was just a teeny weeny thought in the back of our brains. and now we’re here. aim high friends. the world is your oyster. go for it before it’s all too late ! (and let me know how you get on.)
God bless. funkypancake 09
too much ice cream shoved in to too small a cone was always going to be trouble. the proprietor pointed out the crack in the cornet before handing it over. then he saw esther struggling so brought her a little tub to put it in to. but the tub was too small so he then brought a plate and a spoon. that’s what happens when you are generous to start with. you have to follow it up with more generosity or the whole thing back fires.
let that be a lesson to al of us.
i just did a spell check on bollesha (which i suspect i spelt wrong) and was quite surprised by the spell checker’s first option. or perhaps it was a comment on my spelling. blush
anyway, they don’t have balls on sticks on their crossings over here. it’s so bright they can get away with flourescent orange circles instead. they work a treat
a good collection of signage here. well worth a click for bigness. their moto is ‘say what you want to say and keep saying it until they understand’.
or perhaps they are making sure they have a sign for every height of customer. although that doesn’t work right as the “xmas day” (inverted commas) signs are side by side, perhaps for couples walking through
and i very much like that “shop lifters will be detained”