Archive for October, 2005

Remembering Warren

Thursday, October 27th, 2005 by Scott

Well its been a year now since Dad died. A couple of weeks ago I asked you guys about what sort of rituals that you might be thinking of to remember the bald one. In a funny way being way down at the end of the world, the sunny warm summery end of the world, makes me feel a long long way away and I miss him a great deal. So being a ritual guy myself, I have tried out a couple of things :

1. Ate Chinese take away last night (combination fried rice)
2. Toasted him with a rye and ginger
3. Tonight Leigh and I will go out to honest Lawyer (and have another rye)

If the weather is good I may try out going for a gold panning trip up in the hills tomorrow. Mom has gone and visited Dad and then going to a play by one of his favorite authors, Terry is gonna chip rocks (wear eye protection mate) and then have a rye ….. what about the rest of you?

I brough a small portion of Dad’s ashes back to NZ with me thinking I would spread them off the deck. I’ve decided that I might hang onto them for a little longer. I might even make a little rimu box for them to be in.


Wednesday, October 26th, 2005 by Ian

You may or may not have noticed that I added Terry and Viv’s Flickr sites on the header of the web site. Check them out! They take some fine pictures!

The Long Weekend

Monday, October 24th, 2005 by Scott

Well folks we just had a long labour weekend. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh The weather was superb and fun was had by all. The key outcomes were:

1. About a tone of well rotted horse poo was shovelled onto the veggie garden.
2. Another bee colony was created from a nucleous. It wil be joined to another hive in two weeks.
3. I got my solar bees wax melter working, and making a mess. Modifications are under consideration.
4. Geocaches were found.
5. The normal lawnmowing ect.
6. Sam is buying MORE apple gear.

How are you guys?

Weather Links

Sunday, October 16th, 2005 by Scott

I thought this a cool little link. In addtion to the data …. that is always interesting, at the bottom is a webcam picture taken facing right towards my place of employment. About 1/3 the way up the left hand side you can see a row of buildings just behind the water. Moving left to right about 1/10 the way along you see a pink building ,actually two pink buildings. I am in the right hand building at the bottom. Look closely I’m smiling at my computer.

Kai Ora is a boy…

Friday, October 14th, 2005 by Ian

We’ve known it for some time, but I’m just getting over my embarassment at not noticing earlier. Our new kitten…Kia Ora is definately a boy. DEFINATELY. So, we were thinking of changing HIS name to “Nelson” (to mirror Scott’s dog, “Calgary”), but I don’t think it’ll happen. The name is stuck. I guess it’s not TOO bad a boy’s name…good thing it wasn’t “Tinkerbell” or something.