February 2010

the view from bus window

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my buses to and from work usually throw themselves round the street violently so i can’t take photos.  one day last week the combination of bus driver and traffic jam resulted in these photos

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happy valentimes day

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kezia insists on called it ValentiMes.  she knows it’s Valentines, but she prefers Valentimes.  and so do i

no narking

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good general advice for anyone in a relationship.

wellington

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i went down to wellington for a day of meetings earlier in the week.  the weather was nice and a welcome respite from the humidy of auckland.  they’ve got some nice sculptures around the place like this which i didn’t quite photo properly twice (one under, one over exposed)

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the freaky child mannequin changes clothes again

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this is the freaky child mannequin from the local shopping maul which i’m stalking

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she’s got a couple of friends in the next window too

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one is dressed as a snake.

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i think the snake girl killed the lion girl

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the frog party

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kezia had a birthday recently so esther organised a frog party for her.  it was totally fab.  i’ll let the pictures speak for themselves

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cloudy beach

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it’s not referred to as the land of the long white cloud for nothing

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massive shoe sale

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this mannequin seems very annoyed that she has to stand in a window selling massive shoes cheaply

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beach barbie

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there was a lady watching me taking this picture.  i wasn’t sure whether she was discusted or amused.  perhaps it was her barbie ?  either way i made haste and went about my business.

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the blues

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we went to the local stadium to see ‘the blues’ football team who were doing some signing

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when we got there it turned out they were a rugby team

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that serves me right for not doing my homework

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rather than queue for an hour to get things signed we took a few photos

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this chap was prowling the area trying to queue jump

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but he was quickly sent to the back of the queue

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a friend here told me that it’s quite amazing how close you can get to sporting stars over here and she was right.  if you know who they are (i don’t) then you’re likely to bump in to them all over the place, and not just (free) signing events like these

lemmings

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watching this from afar was like that game of lemmings.  a steady stream of people climbing the stairs and dropping off the top.

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hidden bollard

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can you see the hidden bollard on the cliff edge ?

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we were so lucky to spot one in its native nesting place

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