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Hard News: Deadly Exuberance

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  • Mark Harris,

    /wate /waste
    (But you knew that)

    Waikanae • Since Jul 2008 • 1343 posts Report Reply

  • James Liddell,

    I know a good builder.... one who cares :)

    Heh. I'll vouch / second that nomination. Now, where's the homebrew...?

    Wellington • Since Jul 2007 • 102 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    And that goes double for strawberries.

    Oh yes - ours are much smaller than commercially grown ones. But tastier.

    And to have a happy little boast - we picked more than 5kg of the sweetest raspberries this weekend. They seem to be growing about a kilo a day.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2075 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    As did my Jack Russell Alice, who used to (may she rest in peace) delicately prize each ripe berry off with her lips without damaging the plant in any way. The birds didn't get a look in.....

    Our labrador will strip the plum & pear trees is we're not looking - as far as she can reach up on her hind legs (that can't be comfortable, but looks hilarious).

    Since Nov 2006 • 2075 posts Report Reply

  • Sam F,

    Our labrador will strip the plum & pear trees is we're not looking - as far as she can reach up on her hind legs (that can't be comfortable, but looks hilarious).

    Ah yes, this sounds familiar... it's getting to that time of year when Mum and Dad will need to wrap wire mesh around the bottom of the grapevine, before their Huntaway cross devours every bunch.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1609 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    And to have a happy little boast - we picked more than 5kg of the sweetest raspberries this weekend.

    I'm off to figure out the access to the Llewellyn mansion on Street View.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    I'm off to figure out the access to the Llewellyn mansion on Street View.

    SOme previous owner was kind enough to build a birdproof berry house. A tree fell on it earlier this year during a storm, but I patched it up sufficiently (if very unattractively), but I think I'm going to need to rebuild it next winter.

    Cool thing to have though - I believe you can get lightweight birdproof frames to sit over berries & the like. I will have more info by the end of summer.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2075 posts Report Reply

  • Madeleine,

    Shopocaplypse is a bit of a moutful isn't it? Shocalypse or shopalypse are a lot easier to say.

    It is pretty telling about our value system that these things happen.

    Auckland • Since Oct 2008 • 8 posts Report Reply

  • Jan Farr,

    Shopocaplypse is a bit of a moutful isn't it? Shocalypse or shopalypse are a lot easier to say.

    What I was trying to say, if ineffectively was that, too. If you're trying to compare it to an apocalypse then shouldn't it be shopocalypse?

    Carterton • Since Apr 2008 • 395 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,

    What I was trying to say, if ineffectively was that, too.

    Effective enough to be memorable - not every day you come across a word like plypse.
    BTW verbwrangle was a great nick.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,

    Shocalypse or shopalypse are a lot easier to say.

    And that silly Shakespeare - books in running brooks, sermons in stones - shouldn't it be the other way around?

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    O you're so right Te Groke!
    I mean, rythym, scansion, assonnace et al - ptui!

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

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Sorry, Craig. That was a bit obnoxious.

    No need to apologise -- it was more my "confused" furrowed brow than a high dudgeon frown. :)

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Jan Farr,

    Effective enough to be memorable - not every day you come across a word like plypse.
    BTW verbwrangle was a great nick.

    Why thank you Joe (blush).

    Carterton • Since Apr 2008 • 395 posts Report Reply

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