Post Hols Photo Heap

…started a few things on holiday…

…a pile of these…(actually one of series of piles)….

…and couple of those…

…got a bit obsessed with “faces” on my palette….

…(they’re looking at me, I swear)….

…Dee came up mid-week and made a poster for her upcoming gig….

…(the one on the left is the one that will be used)…

…(see you there)…

…saw a goat….

…saw it again at night…

…Dee phoned in the sighting….

…(cell phone coverage exists at the water tank)….

…some of the above images are elongated because I may have had the camera switched to vid’ for a day or so after filming this…

,,,bit of a grey day on Friday….

…so we went on our traditional Central Otago charity shop run….

…did rather well…

…as is explained in this short documentary….

….spent the fine days removing bumblebees from the house…

…(…sign says “bug”…but battery died before second shot and didn’t want the wee fellow to be under glass too long)…

….and savoured the fine evenings enjoying the fragrance of the apple blossom…(or is it plum?)….

…all in all a bloody good holiday….

…(did I mention my Pitcairn Island carved flying fish?)…

Blast It All To Hell

…if I’d called the sketchbook dump I posted early this week “A Fistful Of Pages”….Scan 783 Scan 784Scan 790 Scan 791 Scan 792Scan 804 Scan 805Scan 808 Scan 809Scan 826 Scan 827Scan 835 Scan 836

…then this one could have been titled “For  A Few Pages More”….

…curse you hindsight!

I Can’t Believe None Of My Regulars Asked What I Did On My Afternoon Off

….well…

…I took the contents of my curio cabinet…IMG_3160

 

…and I boxed it up…IMG_3169

…and I put it in the other room…IMG_3164

…where it can patiently wait for the decorating to be finished and the re-furb on the new cabinet to be complete…

…and that took aaaages…and was the only thing of note that I got done.

 

…(except for cooking a roast vegetable & chicken pie).

 

Kiwi Ingenuity

…as seen outside the shop…

….vehicle mounted clothes drying rack….IMG_1819

…demonstration model, comes with outsize, white, showroom y-fronts attached….

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…and on that note I may be away from here for a week…

…holed up in a seedy motel room with the other members of the jury…

…on the lam from friends of the bad guys…

…the ones whose friend we’re about to  send down….

…gulp.

No Post On Sunday But I Have An Excuse

…first time I’ve missed posting since I started this blog….IMG_0713

…but this collection took me way longer to price out than I was expecting (2hrs longer!)…

IMG_0714…6 plastic cubes chock full of amazing stuff…three Dole banana boxes of ok stuff…and three more banana boxes that went straight to Restore (Hi Sarah!)…(Restore is our local Habitats For Humanity charity shop, support it please)…

…many thanks to my good friend Dee who had to rearrange her band practice (that’s kinda like re-herding cats after they’ve stampeded) because I wasn’t watching the time and don’t have a cellular device…

….I broke the “no-shop-on-your-day-off” rule as well, just to try and clear the floor…

…and I’m still processing it on Tuesday…

…nearly 1000 lps and associated  7″s…blues, country, folk…early NZ stuff….gems!!!

…so much good stuff I could poop

…but don’t have time!

 

(teaser alert)

 

…never seen this one before…

…(radio play comedy thing I think)…IMG_0729 IMG_0731

 

…must be old, because I’m pretty sure you can’t eat Kiwis anymore…(well, not in a restaurant anyway)….

…will start cleaning & pricing in a couple of weeks….

…once I’ve regained my blogging equilibrium.