April 2010

final days

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this is one for those looking forward to the UK election.  it’s been really strange viewing things in a detached way from the other side of the planet (we didn’t register for remote voting in time)

i hope it all goes well !

lovely crockery

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it’s all about the presentation.

perhaps these signs weren’t actually written by the shop keepers and were actually graffiti feedback from passing shoppers ?   twitter has a lot to answer for.

tree maintenance

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not sure if this really counts as plants on the move, but i’ll put it in that category anyway.

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toilet signs

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these signs were bigger than a person.  i didn’t like the look of mine much. he seems much to keen.

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language selector

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spanish and thai on the same frequency (kenneth)

tow away hall users only

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they must really dislike the hall users if they are going to tow only their cars away

beer can museum

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here’s a fantastic thing.  it’s a beer can museum with over 10,000 unique beer cans from around the world.

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can there be a more exciting place in the universe ?

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i can imagine having that kind of hobby which just sort of gets out of hand

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2 dollar hat

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i bought this hat off a random little old lady yesterday.   she was just wandering around with a bag full of bad hats.

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classic town hall signage

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classic village hall signage from my locality.  they work equally well as a set or individually.  all beauties of their genre.

shadow of a statue

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(you weren’t allowed to take pictures of the statues themselves)

no comment

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there must be a reason why there’s so many nekkid mannequins at the moment – perhaps they are enjoying the late autumn sun before the long wet winter sets in.

one eyed maori carving

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where’s your other eye ?  a tourist nicked it.  that can happen.

painting a street cabinet

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there’s a lovely thing in new zealand of painting the street furniture.  something you’d never get away with at home.  here’s someone invisibly going about his business in a fluorescent jacket and hat

rangitoto

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unlike that one in Iceland, our local volcano is rather dormant at the moment

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this chap hadn’t just crashed in to a tree.

ANZAC day

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Anzac day is a public holiday here which means you get the day off.  but only if it falls on a week day.  so the bank holiday is effectively ‘lost’. 

but it’s still a hugely important day for New Zealanders and Australians and we were proud to go to a service where Esther was involved through her school. 

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catering seemed to date back to the times of the great wars with giant sponge cakes and sandwiches with their crusts removed

weta bits

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weta’s are very strange beasties.  here’s one which was dead on a footpath. it’s a tree weta.  you can read more about wetas here