Posts by Chris Waugh

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    Our thistles swarm with bugs.

    And closer in. The bigger ones look like some kind of ladybird, but I have no idea what the smaller ones are beyond "bugs". And they seem caught in some kind of web. Anybody know what they are and who's catching them?

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    O flower of Scotland,
    What are you doing,
    All th' way o'er here?

    Beijing • Since Jan 2007 • 1718 posts Report Reply

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    The scene… shot by the wee one.

    Up close.

    Closer still.... why does the phrase "purple people eater" spring to mind? There aren't many purple people around here to eat.

    Beijing • Since Jan 2007 • 1718 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: The purpose of science and its limits, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    Make a submission to the select committee here: AcademicVoice

    Thanks, Rob. I'll have a look at submitting. But no need to stomach being heard - I'll still be in Beijing for a few months yet, so that's my excuse for not appearing in front of the select committee.

    Beijing • Since Jan 2007 • 1718 posts Report Reply

  • Busytown: Sons for the Return Home, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    Guess I should clarify: I remembered this thread had lots of good advice, came back to refresh my memory, and found talk about websites like Settlement Support, which are still very much focussed on helping new immigrants. There still seems to be a lack of info for returning Kiwis. Still, the good advice that is here is still good, and I expect over the next few months I'll be stopping by a few more times to remind myself of the wisdom shared here.

    Beijing • Since Jan 2007 • 1718 posts Report Reply

  • Busytown: Sons for the Return Home, in reply to Hebe,

    What do you need to know?

    Everything! Actually, we've got a few months to prepare, so nothing urgent, I'm just looking for general "moving back" information at this point, and this thread is the best I've come across.

    Beijing • Since Jan 2007 • 1718 posts Report Reply

  • Busytown: Sons for the Return Home,

    So I come to resurrect this thread again? Well, as for advice being aimed more at immigrants than returning Kiwis, I'm starting the process of shifting back and looking around, and... This is search result number 1 - a worthy attempt, but stalled a year ago? And results numbers 3 and 5 are not encouraging. Just where does one get useful information?

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    2nd attempt... again... From the Rook's point of view.

    Guards!

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    'Er majesty.

    'Er other majesty.

    Beijing • Since Jan 2007 • 1718 posts Report Reply

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    Getting a bit late to be experimenting like this, but whatever, up close with the keyboard.

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