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back from camping

Sep
2011
29

posted by on general living

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phew! made it. t’was another great camping adventure – neatly planned trips never seem to work that way. we found this beautiful place on the northern NSW coast – hardly anyone there, pretty nice secluded site, fires allowed, a fresh-ish water creek and endless miles of open beach. pity it was raining with 80-knot winds. […]

charming kiwis

Sep
2011
24

posted by on kiwis, rugby

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i, for one, can say i’m hardly surprised to learn of the kiwi behaviour during the RWC. and i’m glad i’m not over there showing my support for the wobblies – because if someone spat on me, whether they were educated little white fellas, or big dumb brownskins, i would be unable to contain myself […]

a turning worm?

Sep
2011
21

posted by on wifely gripage

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so last night the wife goes to put some ice into a glass, and finds only one cube in the tray. so i get a venomous spray and 5 minutes of muttering about the inequity of it all. all this from someone who hasn’t filled the ice trays more than twice in 15 years and […]

who is this man…

Sep
2011
21

posted by on quade cooper, rugby

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…what speaks badly about our quadey? clearly he’s the only australian journalist who didn’t receive his instructions from the ARU to desist from commenting on the glaringly obvious. i’m surprised to even FIND this article still available to read… Deanss tactics has turned Wallabies strengths into weaknesses.

grannie comments

Sep
2011
19

posted by on kiwis, quade cooper, rugby

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maybe a journalist should ask quadey’s gramma about his stint as a standover man and computer thief. it’s hard to paint that cogently when you’re wearing rose-coloured glasses… Quade Coopers gran : Aussie team didnt gel.

RWC debacle #1

Sep
2011
18

posted by on quade cooper, rugby

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oh dear. the boys played like they’ve threatened to all year. ireland played very well and negated the wobblies. the highly-paid, highly fancied australians folded like cheap cards, their posterboy ensuring along the way that we shouldn’t have to read any more fanciful reports about “the best 5/8 in the world” unless the writer is […]

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enough is enough. i have now had THREE kiwis tell me that we aussies should be smiling since we have such an easy pool to negotiate en route to the play-offs. it’s like they think we somehow influenced the decision-making when these pool teams were being decided. they seem to believe we’ve been given a […]

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Gormless¬†– it’s the only way to describe some people. after exchanging glares with the same two guys (appropriately dressed in the bright neon uniform of the manual labourer) for days, who always park in the same place on a narrow two-lane carriageway leading into (and out of) a school parking area, and eventually pointing out […]

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they’re lucky they’re cute, they’re lucky they’re nocturnal, and they’re lucky they’re protected. bloody bandicoots! every morning, i go out onto my verandah, and see more dirt piles on my lawn, more largish holes in my lawn, and less lawn in my lawn. and last night, when the possum on the roof woke me up, […]

i am NOT a bigot…

Sep
2011
11

posted by on kiwis

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…because you can’t hate someone for the colour of their skin, or their religious beliefs, or their gender. i’ve found over the years it’s just easier to hate EVERYONE. no divides, no classifications, just a uniform dislike of humanity in general. but i reserve the right to have a PARTICULAR dislike for those “visitors” from […]