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  • Julie Cross, in reply to JacksonP,

    It was a mere trifle after all. ;-)

    Definitely not meh!. Drenched in Cointreau and smothered in chocolate flakes, cause for great merri-ment. Gracias.

    Australia • Since Nov 2011 • 120 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to JacksonP,

    Or could be, actually, that you are a fantastic dad, allowing them to develop healthy risk-assessment skills, which in my teacherly opinion, are sadly on the wane.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Julie Cross,

    Drenched in Cointreau and smothered in chocolate flakes

    Yum! Sounds dangerously good.

    Thanks Jackie. Time will tell.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2121 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    We had a swimming pool area that was roofed over, and my brothers used to jump from that into the pool.

    As did my brothers from a large Pine tree into ours.My Mum would freak, Dad ,not so much. No broken backs. No smashed teeth. Interesting that I see parallels with their behaviour now. The one wanting to jump from the highest branch is more financially driven. The other driven but creative with it. I never climbed the tree.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6028 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Julie Cross,

    I see another one right of centre, kind of like the Wizard of Oz lion.

    Oh yes, 3 wise men ;)
    The one you spotted could be the beginnings of Mt Rushmore. Are we stretching it now?

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6028 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    I never climbed the tree.

    We had a 'baby' Kauri tree in our front lawn. The trick was touching the very top. It was probably only 12 - 15 metres, but that seemed high enough at 11 or 12.

    This house was on top of a cliff too, which was indicative of a fault line. Doesn't seem so sensible now.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2121 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Julie Cross,

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    This pic is for the holiday we intended to have this year beneath the pohutukawa in Northland…

    Well here is a glimpse from where I write. Internet in the bush in the middle of nowhere in particular in the Far North. Well it is particular but I wont tell you from where or I might have to kill you. ;) Technology eh? gotta love it.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6028 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to JacksonP,

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    Doesn’t seem so sensible now.

    Ah but the view from up top must have been worth it no? And here you are in all your glory.
    Over back fence.....

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6028 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

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    Kaleidoscope World

    iPhone and a kaleidoscope. I may be some time.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2121 posts Report Reply

  • Oliver Thompson, in reply to JacksonP,

    Very Escher.

    Lower Hutt • Since Apr 2011 • 3 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

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    Classic Kareponia holiday homes
    House of the late Steve Herewini.
    Most photographed house in Northland, apparently and as such MacDonalds decided it was a great place for a sign. The sign was torn down and stuck aside by a cousin who mowed the lawns and had a bit of a tidy up.
    The house is still habitable with a stove and furniture all clean and dusted and the bed made.
    Northland eh?

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4705 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

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    Classic Kareponia holiday homes 2
    This one is a gem, light and airy with a full inside outside flow, would suit a DIY enthusiast.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4705 posts Report Reply

  • DeepRed,

    Gack... if there's only one downside to summer, it's hay fever. Especially when you're deep inland, away from the coast. I never sneeze quite this uncontrollably back in the capital.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 4162 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

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    If only people would stop mowing their lawns.
    Grass is so much nicer uncut...

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4705 posts Report Reply

  • Julie Cross,

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    oh thank you Sofie and Steve, a virtual trip to my husband's heartland... those houses look exactly as he describes his abandoned and neglected family home. And my heart skipped a beat to see cabbage trees! This one in the corrugated iron capital of NZ.

    Australia • Since Nov 2011 • 120 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

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    Perfect day for boogie-boarding at Muriwai: high tide; small, clean surf; consistent north-easterly.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18725 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I went swimming tonight at Scarborough beach. It was teh awesome, but I have only mental images, sorry. :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3419 posts Report Reply

  • James Francis, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    This is like my great-grandfather's house at Oruru, a wee bit inland from Mangonui. It's gone now but I remember going to see it with my Dad; a tiny three room cottage (although cottage is rather a twee word for something made from pit-sawn totara with hand-made nails) that was once home to five people but now housed a few dusty hay bales. It's where we kids learned the family story. My great-grandfather was Portuguese and had jumped ship from an American whaler with three other Portuguese lads in Mangonui. They all settled in and around Oruru and Fern Flat and Peria. The names and the families are still there; the Jecenthos and the Da Silvas. My great-grandfather is buried there, somewhere. My holiday this year is going to see if I can find his grave. I've decided to have a miniature mid-life crisis at the same time by doing the journey around Northland in my Mum's (and now my) 1963 Fiat Bambina. I'm going to travel putteringly slowly and see the place I call home with grown-up eyes. My plan is to write about it but I haven't told anybody that.

    St John's, Newfoundland • Since Nov 2006 • 114 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Steve Barnes,

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    80s Portaloo, to go with a ramshackle house.

    would suit a DIY enthusiast.

    Wouldn't it just.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2121 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Oliver Thompson,

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    Fan boy.

    Very Escher.

    Thanks for dropping by Oliver. Join in, if you're keen.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2121 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to JacksonP,

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    80s Portaloo, to go with a ramshackle house.
    would suit a DIY enthusiast.

    Or, self contained unit, can be converted to a caravan. Wheels included :)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6028 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand, in reply to James Francis,

    Oruru. Of course, also the home of the now defunct Swamp Palace. No more films but there is a bloke selling bric-a-brac. Bought an ancient film splicer off him. People probably still venture down the road as it is still on AA road maps.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2288 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

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    Most summers, I try and win prizes from National Radio. This photo of a waxeye won me a calendar this morning.

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 857 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to David Hood,

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    Waxeye reply.

    This photo of a waxeye won me a calendar this morning.

    Nice one.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2121 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to James Francis,

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    This is like my great-grandfather’s house at Oruru,

    My dog loves that place, she talks about it constantly.
    And..

    The names and the families are still there; the Jecenthos and the Da Silvas.

    Here is an actual Jecentho, Phil, the guy to go to with trucks and quarries and diggers an' stuff. He did my driveway.
    And...

    there is a bloke selling bric-a-brac. Bought an ancient film splicer off him.

    That would be Ian, he has some interesting stuff, well worth a visit Wednesday to Saturday. He has a cheap nail gun for sale at the moment, jeeze, this is better than Trademe

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4705 posts Report Reply

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