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About Kiwi

  • Birthday 07/07/63

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    Bramley, Hampshire, 70m asl
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    Snow, wind, fog and extreme temps - I just love the chaos it brings to the British transport system!!

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  1. Bay of Plenty area looking wet and windy overnight thanks to Cyclone Cook. A state of emergency is in place in Bay of Plenty and the Thames-Coromandel District.
  2. Incredible photos ...damn hard to photograph glowworms in the pitch darkness!! I was down the caves in Waitomo in December (lots of different caves in the area)......but my photos bear very little resemblance to the stunning photography here!
  3. Sidney had better not be counting his chickens, or mallards for that matter.....plenty of time for that special snowy surprise yet;
  4. Snowing here for the last 20 minutes in north Hampshire. Starting to lay on parked cars.
  5. Very pleasant weather at the moment here close to Whangarei Heads. A bit of rain tomorrow might encourage me to focus on some Christmas shopping! The run up into Christmas looks to be largely fine with temps around 24c, but uncertainty re cloud cover. Hoping for a sunny Christmas Day for the BBQ and to appreciate the stunning views from the house we're renting. Anyway, the sun is shining now so best make the most of it for the next 10 days or so before our return to the gloomy Brit winter. "Will it snow at Heathrow on 31 Dec?!"
  6. The only ex England Manager to boast a 100% record!
  7. 7.1 quake, depth 19 miles.....just off the NE coast of New Zealand's North Island. Nearest towns are Gisborne, Whakatane and Tauranga/Mt Maunganui (kiwi sis lives here). No major damage reported in these cities and luckily the region closest to the epicentre is sparsely populated. Civil Defence have issued a Tsunami warning for the Bay of Plenty area "The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) has issued a tsunami warning for East Coast of the North Island (including Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty) and Upper South Island.Confirmation has been received that a tsunami was generated at East Cape. A wave height measuring 30cm was measured at East Cape a short time ago.The first tsunami activity has arrived. Tsunami activity will continue for several hours and the threat must be regarded as real until this warning is cancelled.People in the above/ coastal areas should:1. Stay out of the water (sea, rivers and estuaries, including boating activities) 2. Stay off beaches and shore areas 3. Do not go sightseeing 4. Share this information with family, neighbours and friends 5. Listen to the radio and/or TV for updates 6. Follow instructions of local civil defence authorities"
  8. Weather forecast looks a lot better for today's events. Mainly sunny with the chance of some evening rain. Still quite breezy for the rowers, 15 to 25km/hr, but coming from the SW, so some protection offered by the hills.
  9. Did nobody tell the divers not to pee in the pool??! embarrassing!
  10. Russian keeper getting plenty of practice ...trouble is they're not really testing him.
  11. Good to get a "heads up" from our Nathan. time to dig out my winter wardrobe and prep the flood defences then.
  12. "So what's yours in then? Or is my suspicion of the 'politics of envy' spot on...Mine's in science BTW and has absolutely nowt to do with my referendum intentions"

    Are you really as unpleasant as you come across?? clever chap ....a science degree...snap....but I suspect I also have a much higher degree of empathy than you.

    1. Ed Stone

      Ed Stone

      Do you really? Why not post in the regular forum, then? Does that really matter, or have you swallowed the myth that those of us with AS have no empathy? All I was trying to say, is that the EU debate is not based on objective observation...Not mine, not yours, not anyone's - it's 100% subjective...Hence your opinion has precisely the same value as mine?? Knowing the British political system, I suspect that it's not a lot!:D


  13. First long rumble of thunder here in North Hampshire at 4.35pm.
  14. That could mess up the ski season for Whakapapa and Turoa! (Due to open in about 7 weeks) Both are on Ruapehu and offer some very good skiing.....though don't expect lava would do much for the pistes. When I've skied there I've always been conscious of the volcanic alarm tests though never been wholly convinced by the advice...... "move to higher ground and out of the valleys"