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Hard News: Vanilla Buffalo Yoghurt

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  • Hebe, in reply to recordari,

    I was thinking along the lines of "this mortar coil' but couldn't work the app.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2442 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I find I can't do diclofenac for long without tummy troubles

    Tried any other non-steroidal anti-inflammatories? They vary, but some people just can't stomach any of them.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15715 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Sacha,

    Yep.

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

  • recordari, in reply to Hebe,

    Attachment

    this mortar coil

    That's too good to pass up.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Grevers, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    Actually I was given a sample tin and it tasted more like fish than chicken!

    New Plymouth • Since Jul 2011 • 115 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to recordari,

    Ta. Looks good

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2442 posts Report Reply

  • Susannah Shepherd,

    The buffalo yogurt (non-vanilla) turned into an amazing baba ganoush in the hands of my partner. The pain is it's bloody hard to find.

    For the Wellingtonians, I recommend you get it from the lovely Wendy at Cultured in Petone. Must try the baba ganoush idea, if only because I like setting fire to eggplants.

    Wellington • Since Jan 2008 • 57 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    Metamorphosis, for a change...

    You really should have taken your car, all that crawling would be hard on the knees and I am so glad you didn’t turn into a Car Park, we love you just the way you are.

    ..some people have been known to turn into a Bed Sitting Room ...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4199 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Bed Sitting Room ...

    One of my all time favourite movies.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4443 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15715 posts Report Reply

  • Kracklite,

    Not many people know that Christopher Lee has a splendid singing voice...

    The Library of Babel • Since Nov 2007 • 955 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    some people have been known to turn into a Bed Sitting Room

    Ah, memories. Some 30 years ago, I was in the stage show of that at Bats in Wellington.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 1701 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Kracklite,

    Not many people know that Christopher Lee has a splendid singing voice.

    Sir, you are evil. Well done.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 1701 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    While we are talking about good food, may I entreat everyone who is able to go to the Monterey Coffee Lounge and have their zucchini fritters (with a poached egg, salmon, and hollandaise sauce)? Unbelievably good.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3112 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    threadjack...
    Looks like we broke the Brickface Thread!
    was it server overload or sensory overload?

    he's a brick...
    Just when I wanted to say, now that this 'font' exists
    would it be possible to make it available as a font to buy
    which might then give Blair some small extra return on
    what looks like a lot of creative work...
    and I'm sure it would be of interest to a lot of type lovers
    worldwide - a font created by an earthquake - I'd love to
    see it mentioned on boing boing and in wired and other places...
    I mean how many fonts have come out of Chchch?
    This would put Mr Parkes up there with that florid font from Strategy for the Chchch Art Gallery*
    and maybe Max Hailstone - but he was from the UK and mostly taught about type at Ilam. oh and Paul Russell and maybe a few others, but not many...
    Any way I'm all for any initiatives that give Blair more of a profile
    - he is a very multi-talented creator.

    *oh, hang on that was by Jeremy Tankard in the UK, too

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4199 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Looks like we broke the Brickface Thread!
    was it server overload or sensory overload?

    News to me! Just checking there's not a major reason for it to be off before turning it on again.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 17938 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Russell Brown,

    News to me! Just checking there's not a major reason for it to be off before turning it on again

    Just posted text to it. What was broken, Ian?

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 1701 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to nzlemming,

    Just posted text to it. What was broken, Ian?

    It was closed. We've just turned it on again, but I don't know why it closed. Mystery!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 17938 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    would it be possible to make it available as a font to buy
    which might then give Blair some small extra return on
    what looks like a lot of creative work...

    I'd surely buy it!
    Cheers Ian-

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

  • Aidan,

    Russell, re your enthusiasm for the cycle. Do you wear a backpack on the bike? If so, I'd really recommend getting a pannier or two (and using them!).

    Canberra, Australia • Since Feb 2007 • 136 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Aidan,

    Russell, re your enthusiasm for the cycle. Do you wear a backpack on the bike? If so, I'd really recommend getting a pannier or two (and using them!).

    They wouldn't really suit the hybrid I ride. The cycle pack I wear works pretty well for me really.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 17938 posts Report Reply

  • JackElder,

    Nah, for sheer cargo-shifting power you want an xtracycle. Allows you to carry enough stuff (full week's grocery shops, for instance) that getting uphill becomes an iffy proposition. You live on the flat, right?

    Wellington • Since Mar 2008 • 707 posts Report Reply

  • Aidan,

    I understand panniers aren't for everyone (I ride a Scott Sub-10) but I found cycling with a pack put strain on my lower back. Been using a pannier for 12 years or so.

    Added bonus is a way less sweaty back.

    Canberra, Australia • Since Feb 2007 • 136 posts Report Reply

  • James Butler, in reply to Aidan,

    +1 for panniers - they're essential for more than 30 minutes or so of riding when carrying a change of clothes + lunch. I made mine out of a pair of $10 school backpacks from the Warehouse.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2009 • 790 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to JackElder,

    Nah, for sheer cargo-shifting power you want an xtracycle. Allows you to carry enough stuff (full week's grocery shops, for instance) that getting uphill becomes an iffy proposition. You live on the flat, right?

    Not really ...

    But I confess I'm a bit confused about where to go next bikewise.

    I have the 2009 version of the GT Transeo 2.0, which is noticeably quicker since I swapped to a skinny kevlar road tyre on the front.

    I wouldn't mind upgrading, but I don't really want a commuter bike. The Cannondale Quick hybrid range is on special around the corner at Rode, but ... I dunno. Maybe I'd like an actual road bike. Then again, I do want to be able to ride pavements and gravel sometimes ... Is there a really quick Quick?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 17938 posts Report Reply

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