gloves

glove

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i was only saying last week that the glove season in New Zealand is a lot shorter than it used to be in the britain.  The season (in auckland) usually last for about a week towards the end of July.  But here’s an early spot, half down a drain.  flushed out by the recent rains i imagine

fingerless

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it’s getting cold and the gloves are coming out.  great

glove

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gloves in the rain

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the top one is clearly a glove but the second two below … well you’ll just have to take my word for it

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the day we went to play on the motorway

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here’s a bit of a story for you.  i’ve haven’t really posted much life stuff on this blog as i’ve been doing that elsewhere.

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however, i thought you might find this interesting.

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yesterday in between (and during) rain showers we walked on a new bit of motorway in central auckland

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it was open for 4 hours only as a celebration of all that is great about motorways and engineering and being a kiwi. 

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this giant blue crane was the magic behind constructing the new motorway bridge

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and next weekend it’ll be shut to traffic so they can do the final switcheroo

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so for one day only you could walk along and enjoy the view and inginuity

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in the rain

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beside the view over the sides there were plenty of bollards to admire

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and you could look down at all the spare bits of bridge they had left over (that always used to happen with airfix kids didn’t it)

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there’s the motorway going up the hill in the distance just to prove it is all connected.

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and here’s some detailed instructions about the big blue crane thing

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to be honest, it didn’t look particularly solid from underneath.  but i did an electronics degree, so what do i know.


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there were hundreds of peoples taking their sunday afternoon stroll on the road

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and it really felt like a lovely community thing.  they even put some diggers out for kids to climb in and pretend to drive (there were no keys in them)

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and i was delighted to see some gloves near this roller

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there they are look.  i don’t think they were workmen’s ones.  unless workmen wear blue woollen gloves.

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i loved it despite the rain.  it’s great to celebrate big feats of engineering and this was done in a lovely community way.  we even got postcards to show we’d been there.

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great stuff.

nz gloves

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the have gloves here but they aren’t as good as the ones in blighty

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glove on the beach

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note the bare feet rather than the work shoes of london-based glove spotting

glove

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i know what you are thinking, there’s not been too many gloves on the blog of late.  there are a few about, but it’s mostly shoes and jandals on the streets.  london has its gloves.  auckland has it jandals

glove

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i’ve spotted a few gloves in the last couple of days.  that’s good news isn’t it

bollard with glove

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it’s a pile of funkypancake faves just outside my office

brother edd’s lost hands

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these are mannequin hands on the floor next to the mannequin who owns them.  fingerless gloves for the handless man.