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  • David Hood,

    To be fair, the story is claimed that this was an retired, earlier Little Ted (old Little Ted) rather than the then current holder of the title (new Little Ted), though the supposed new Little Ted was never found.

    Things got out of hand at the very final wrap party.

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 903 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Add museum...
    I hope there's a Parental Guidance notice on that Play School tableau - reminds me of childhood nightmares (which Gahan Wilson mined so well)...
    At first glance I thought Elsie had to at least be David Kilgour's amplifier!
    and that Pixietown can't be the real Deal - where's Black Francis?
    ;- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5092 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

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    On more from the new museum, the "horses" pulling the stagecoach

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 903 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh,

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    Accidentally left it on auto, so the flash popped up, and it’s not a very good job but I think it’s the first time I’ve ever managed to capture snowflakes.

    And when the wee one wakes up I'm going to have to drive out of that and take her to the hospital for a vaccination. I've so far managed to avoid driving in snow...

    Beijing • Since Jan 2007 • 2168 posts Report Reply

  • Gareth,

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    Back to the flowers - this time, important ones, because they'll turn into fruit that will be made into wine: our 2013 pinot noir (if the birds don't get there before me).

    Bucolic in the backblocks… • Since Jan 2008 • 202 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh,

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    We didn’t make the snowman, but we were quite happy to play with it.

    Try again…

    And with a 美羊羊/Měiyángyáng (a character from her favourite cartoon) balloon. She always gets a balloon when she has a check up or a vaccination.

    Beijing • Since Jan 2007 • 2168 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    I always resist saying Awww - but your wee daughter stalwart in the snow....awww-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh, in reply to Islander,

    stalwart

    Well, she was a bit perplexed at first, being still too little to really remember last winter, and she didn't really like the cold feel of snow on her hands (she does have mittens somewhere... ) but she quickly discovered the fun of stomping around in and crunching that snow. And she was fascinated by a broken drain pouring melt water on the ground. Kids are awesome.

    Beijing • Since Jan 2007 • 2168 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    Mr Leggs' xmas do

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2337 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Chris Waugh,

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    Just looking at that cools me down after this session. Summer in Auckland.

    Depicted from bottom to top:

    Mud flats, Pt Chev. Shags or herons. Man, woman, dog, at Raymond Reserve. Waitemata harbour. Wildlife reserve, Traherne Island. North western motorway, Patiki Rd on-ramp. Rosebank industrial point, wrecker, paint supplies. Massive pylon in middle of Whau Creek, far shore is Glendene (I think, the foreshortening makes it hard to eliminate the chance that it's the Great North Rd ridgeline). Beyond, the looming mass of the Waitakere Ranges.

    I blame the heat haze rather than unsteady hands for the lack of clarity.

    Next pic opposite direction:

    Some are undeterred by the super low tide. Kauri Pt Wharf never looked so close, but that's about 2km to the North Shore.

    Last pic: Digging muddy pools never gets old. Marcus imitates frog, Zane digs like a Trojan, and an unknown boy on a mission to find crabs. Behind is the new platform, which is probably in 2m of water at high tide. I managed to get the exact wrong time today.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8675 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh, in reply to BenWilson,

    Good shot, Ben. Heat haze and you still have that kind of visibility – wow, makes me wonder what state my lungs are in.

    Spoke too soon - good shots.

    Beijing • Since Jan 2007 • 2168 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    At least 8km to the Waitaks from there. But on a good day from Mt Eden it's pretty easy to see the whole length of the Coromandel, around 70km away. Great Barrier Island can be seen, just a mass on the horizon, another 20km beyond.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8675 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

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    Point Chevalier beach, about 11am today. It still amazes me that we have this around the corner, five minutes from the CDB.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 19019 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    Amazes me what you can do with a fairly dull view over the neighbour's roof...

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2337 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Point Chevalier beach, about 11am today.

    Nice contrast. You're even pointing the camera in the same direction as my second shot. Kauri Point looks really far away :-)

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8675 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Gee, PS...

    Point Chevalier beach ... five minutes from the CDB

    Let me get this right?
    You have PCB five sixtieths of a degree from the Common Data Bus?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5092 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    Love the conical greenery and the juxtaposed square windows. True tapestry of life.
    Nice cool snow.. Ahhhh.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Russell Brown,

    It still amazes me that we have this around the corner, five minutes from the CDB.

    You have a CBD? How very noughties ;-)

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2613 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

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    At Avondale Markets today.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 19019 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh, in reply to Russell Brown,

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    Cool. And you reminded me that taking the wee one for her latest vaccination on Friday meant parking at a similar market. Lots of old gadgets there, too, but the carpark is next to the statuary.

    Beijing • Since Jan 2007 • 2168 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Hebe,

    You have a CBD?

    He has a CDB. ;)
    I has a CDB, I got it a week ago and it still hurt. I discovered it is but a mere 2nd deg CDB but on the thumb it makes life a lil’ difficult.
    CDB = Culinary Dipsy Burn

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6346 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,

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    Unlaminated treaties, Waitangi gift shop.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3597 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Hebe,

    You have a CBD?

    Your Gerry's doing his level best to choke it with cars, don't worry.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16838 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    CDB = Culinary Dipsy Burn

    I know of which you speak. I have been known to grab the handle of the large stainless pan to get it out of the oven. My worst culinary dipsy was chopping up a pumpkin with the large cleaver and tugging when it stuck in the pumpkin. Cleaver up, whacks me in the middle of forehead (blunt side). Result: concussion; large livid lump on my third eye; pumpkin impaled on manuka spike at the front door by a relieved partner (who had thought I had a cleaver in my head and doesn’t like blood)..

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2613 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    gone up north for a while?

    Waitangi gift shop

    on the road, again...
    what car are you in?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5092 posts Report Reply

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