water

corrugated metal drain

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corrugated iron is a classic kiwi building material so it was no surprise to see this little stream protected by some.  the water jiggled pleasantly over the corrugations and made for a lovely sight and sound.  terrific

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buzz’ satellite butt

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we went round to some friends’ house for tea yesterday and they are low on water as can be seen by the bulb on the top of their water butt.  they aren’t due a fill up until later in the week so we had to be frugal with our toilet flushes.

dam and (we had a) blast

this is a giant kuri tree.  they are protected in New Zealand.  and a quite marvellous

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right, i’m back in something resembling real time !  here are actual pictures from actual real new zealand where we actually really live.  in like a permanent way


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it’s quite an exciting place to be.  with bits wobbling and dropping off all over the place

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anyway, yesterday was a bank holiday so we went with our excellent friends buzz and wendy and (some of) their kids to a dam to see where our drinking water is kept before it pops out our taps

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here it is before it’s in our glass/toilet/shower/dinner (sometimes more than one)

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and here’s a view from the top of the dam

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and here’s the damn wall itself.  so there you go.  a lovely (dam?) nice day out.  even if the walk back up to the car was a bit of a strain for all involved

plop

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out of control water fountain

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i fiddled with this for ages to try to get it to stop.  everyone walking by thought i’d started it off, but i hadn’t.  i was just trying to do the right thing.  ho hum

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aquatic research

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‘aquatic research’ sounds like a great phrase to use instead of “i’m just nipping down the pub”

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water cooler moment

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watercoolers are the first thing out when the recession kicks in