Cracker by Damian Christie

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Cracker: Fa la la la laaa, la la la la.

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  • Raymond A Francis,

    Nice one
    Love those jandals, got to have a set

    45' South • Since Nov 2006 • 535 posts Report Reply

  • Damian Christie, in reply to Raymond A Francis,

    I got them in Aussie last year, they're actually miniature Havianas - branded and everything - distributed by the company of the same name no doubt. They were quite pricey for a fairly small (about 2m) chain, but I thought they were pretty cool.

    But I reckon if someone could be arsed producing a generic version, it'd be a big seller in NZ.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1128 posts Report Reply

  • Damian Christie,

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1128 posts Report Reply

  • Joanna, in reply to Damian Christie,

    If you were still on Twitter, you'd probably have been given a set by @havianas by now to give away...

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 726 posts Report Reply

  • Tim Michie,

    Just taking the opportunity to wish everyone my hope you all can wring out the best of the Christmas season and we're all back here safe and sounding off next year...

    <quibble>

    But there's nothing small town about Auckland

    begging to differ - Auckland has the biggest small town complex in the country.
    </quibble>

    Cheers m'dears!

    Auckward • Since Nov 2006 • 547 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    Tim, would you email me please?

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3122 posts Report Reply

  • Jeremy Andrew,

    <sings>Deck the halls with polystyrene! Fa la la la la, la la la la!!</singing>

    Hamiltron - City of the F… • Since Nov 2006 • 840 posts Report Reply

  • Raymond A Francis, in reply to Damian Christie,

    Thank you Damian

    45' South • Since Nov 2006 • 535 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    I love Christmas. And there’s no reason to, really. Except that I love my family dearly, and I love seeing them. There’s always good natured shouting, and disbelief that whoever you’re talking to, really has not got a handle on whatever’s being discussed.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3122 posts Report Reply

  • ScottY,

    My highlight so far this Christmas season has been the discovery of the awesome Kingi Ihaka version of the 12 Days of Christmas, Pukeko in a Ponga Tree.

    My 3 year old loves the line "five big fat pigs" and usually yells it at the top of his voice. Lord only knows what the neighbours must be thinking.

    Yorke of The Atatu • Since Feb 2009 • 789 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    Great holidays to everyone and anyone. Thought I'd share (if it works) our progress and special place over the last couple of months. Totally small town NZ.

    My holiday spot

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5988 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    Ahh, another neighbour-ish person. We love that house on Sandringham road. They had a little map in a pouch outside this year, and while I was otherwise engaged, the family trekked around all the suburban light-houses in Mt Albert, Sandringham and Pt Chev, and then voted on the best one.

    Not sure who won, but Mr Peel gets my vote. A snow machine!!! What's not to love?

    Happy Christmas everyone.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Leigh Kennaway, in reply to recordari,

    The Peel family only made it to number 3 in the competition - but there was some pretty stiff competition and they made (as always) a damn fine show!!
    http://www.communityspirit.co.nz/christmaslights2010/vote.html#Gallery

    Western Bays • Since Feb 2007 • 79 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    The Peel family only made it to number 3 in the competition

    3 is the magic number.Thought everyone knew that ;)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5988 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Totally small town NZ

    Bleedin main street, innit

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16470 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Oh, that looks so lovely, Sof. I was so thrilled when I heard that you were going to build the house because it means I GET TO COME AND STAY! But no pressure.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3122 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Sacha,

    Well it was busy that day. :)

    I GET TO COME AND STAY! But no pressure.

    And hopefully Jackie.Next xmas will be da bom. It is taking faster shape than my ability to get photos uploaded. Soo exciting.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5988 posts Report Reply

  • Damian Christie,

    @Leigh - how did you find the winners on that page? I couldn't seem to see the link.

    Anyway, bronze medal or not, I think it's choice that the Peels light up their house each year, you can see the effect it has on the neighbourhood, that main photo I took on the blog says it all, people hanging out with otherwise complete strangers, laughing and enjoying the holiday season. Love it.

    Wonder what'd happen if they just kept the lights up all year... ?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1128 posts Report Reply

  • Jacqui Dunn,

    Damian, thanks for this post, and your Christmas spirit. No "bah humbug" with you!

    One year I decided to give goats, chickens and other goodies, via my family, to folk overseas. Everyone thought it was a wonderful idea, but I heard later that one of my rellies - French-born, as it happens, and I'm not interpolating anything, I swear - was to be seen later on, stamping her foot and saying, "What do I want with a goat??" I guess she didn't know where she'd keep it.

    Deepest, darkest Avondale… • Since Jul 2010 • 585 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    Yes, I couldn't see results on page either. Thought was just me, but apparently not. At first I thought the 1st house had won, and was about to protest, then realized it was just a list of contestants.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    Merry Christmas to all PAS denizens! Happy Holidays!

    Sophie and Steve, have a fantastic time up there. Make sure you put 3410 to work, if only to drive the sounds :-) Keep the pics rolling!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8313 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Just rode over to Miller Street. It's lovely, with more of a crazy folk-art feel than Franklin Road -- especially number 58. Feels like the place we live.

    Merry Christmas, all.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18693 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg,

    my friends and I remarked how the place looked like Khao San Road

    A vaguely feral remnant of the 70s? Nah, Pons has far more style than that unpleasant wee enclave.

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3203 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    Merry Xmas, you lovely, lovely people. I hope that you get lots of food, drink, love, and joy.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3122 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    I look like Jack Nicholson at rehab, with my new pajamas and Jean Paul Gaultier sunglasses. I also got a book about how to tie fancy knots.

    Marry Christmas...

    and please drive carefully.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2579 posts Report Reply

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