Archive for November, 2009


Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 by Ian

Various aspects of The Squid have been updated.  If you see anything that’s broken, please let me know.

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Some online stuff…

Friday, November 6th, 2009 by Ian

I just threw up Dylan’s Bungy videos on YouTube.  You might want to have a look.  The “Thrillogy”:

The first one was the original Bungy jump bridge where it all started.

This is the high one…134 m

The last one.  Can you tell he’s comfortable with it!?

5 Years on…

Sunday, November 1st, 2009 by Ian

Just a note to point out it’s been 5 years since Dad’s death.

Today I drove out the the cemetery and took a few pictures.  Cold, sunny day.

I miss the old guy.  Have a Rye and Ginger for him.

[Edit: If you’re wondering exactly here it is:  Look here on Google Maps]

Missive from Scott

Sunday, November 1st, 2009 by Ian

Right the weekend … action packed is the work.,  I had a thoughly good time.

Okay Friday, shot home after work and mowed the lawn and packed.  I picked nick up at the airport at 8 and took him to the freehouse until about Midnight.  Nick is a great beer enthusiast, a “real ale spotter”  but it does make a couple of half pints VERY interesting.  We hooted with laughter and solved the worlds problems.  Nick just received $48 K to put together a play about science .. electo- dynamic blah blah  some such … its an absolute HOOT.  Very social and enjoyable.  I kept me consumption to tastes as i was driving home.  I think you wold like him, he is introverted enough for you …

Okay Nick and partner were dropped off I headed home and witnessed a boy racer spin out going around a round about go off the road hit a bank then slide across the median and oncoming traffic.  As I got to his car to check him .. he  spun off and took off … … probably pissed ..anyway called the cops and they caught him later on … Not looking good for Stanley and his bright red Nissan hot rod.

Leigh had us up at 6 am, dressed coffeed and on the road to Hanmer Spring.  A little town built around a hot pool complex.  I slept for a couple of hours and then drove the last hour.  Arriving well rested.  We met Jocelyn and Rex Johnstone.  Leigh and Joce worked together at the Christchurch Star years ago … and are fast friends.  Anyway we had no formal plans but we were open to new stuff so we played a round of “chip and putt golf” and since none of us are very good it was pretty even and lot of laughter and “assistance’ offered.  Even Leigh who never held a club played!  Then we lunched …. napped and the girls and I went for a very long walk through the forest arriving in time for a glass of wine by the fire and leasurly dinner plans.  I did have lamb on a sweet potato mash and salad … HHHHHOOooooo good.

Had fun with the camera as well …. I have attached a series of pictures from the weekend ……

The next day was a latish start then another long long walk, coffee and then ultimately lunch  .  We then played “mini-golf” since we’d done so well the day before.  Everyone was competitive and had fun.  Rex took me for a fly fishing lesson, we had a quiet wine then the drive home ….