Shed

….built a wood shed….

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…it can also be used as a drinking shed…

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…or…

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…a phone booth/orangery….(Italian sandals optional)….

…but first and foremost it’s a woodshed.

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Can You Spot

…my good friend Dee in this newly decorated room…. you’ll have to look hard, she’s well camouflaged…..img_4666img_4667img_4670img_4668

…mmmm…cross stitch boat….img_4669img_4520…did you see her?

Employee Of The Month

…my good friend Dee… …for looking extra-piratey instore… IMG_4897     ….the gold teeth?…an after thought.

…(employee catch phrase of the month : “where’s my hat”).

Good Feastock

…good view….IMG_4629

…good crew…IMG_4614

 

…good video monitoring….IMG_4633

…good food…IMG_4636

…good chill out zone…(right next to the generator…the humming noise is very comforting in an enclosed space…)….IMG_4626

….good mini bar in the chill out zone…(Feastock-innovation of the year award goes to….)

IMG_4644…good night.

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….oh!…and our heart felt thanks to all of you that entered the Roxy-dog cosplay competition….stupendous effort guys, but the winner is…..

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When The Good Friend Dee Was On Tour

…I had “nothing-better-to-do”….

…so I did some doodling…some plotting out…started a few bits and pieces…IMG_2841

 

…(thank god she was only gone 5 days “that” was getting out of hand).

 

 

…(hope you didn’t enlarge the photo…some of that lot haven’t been posted yet…shoulda put in a spoiler alert).

And After All That

…they had more people than they needed…so you could be excused for any ol’ half baked reason like “my good friend Dee might be real good at standing behind the counter but she can’t up-sell like me and I might starve to death or be sent to debtors prison or back to my country of origin if you don’t excuse me to go run my record shop”…

…didn’t even get half way thru that and the nice lady was already running a pen thru my name…

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…”excused”…

…that’s all she wrote.

Orokonui Ecosanctuary On A Wet Day

…what better use of a wet day than going somewhere with an umbrella…

…and having it pretty much to yourselves…

…especially when you are approached by endangered species like the Takahe…

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…sure look tasty , but there aren’t that many left, so they’re off the menu…

…the counter staff said we would of been lucky to see one, let alone be approached by two!!!…

…my good friend Dee is a critter magnet….

…I won’t bore you with lots of grainy, rain soaked piccys of native song birds (apart from the ones of Dee below)…but I’ll say that it has been a couple of years since we went up there and it is amazing to see what “predator-free” has done to bird population as well as what the lack of “four-legged-grazers” has done to the undergrowth…

…New Zealand, the way it used to be…

…(except for the steps, Dee, & the umbrella)…

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…damn glad I’ve got stuff like this in my back yard…

…if you’re in the neighbourhood, check it out…

http://www.orokonui.org.nz

…then come down the shop and buy a record!

I Think I Was At Sammy’s

…to see my good friend Dee’s musical collective, Tiny Pieces Of Eight, perform…IMG_1252 IMG_1253 IMG_1254 IMG_1256 IMG_1257 IMG_1259

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…and perform they did…from free noise to country to funk to wall-of-sound-folk-a-delica…

…they sound awesome, go see ’em…

…then I went thru this door here…

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…and found way too much beer…

…of course Mr H. was the only thing in focus after awhile…

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…sometimes, no matter how messed up you get, you push the button and it works…

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…and sometimes…

 

 

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…not so much…

…thank you for another wonderfully boozy night, LoR…

…my head hurts.