Thursday, May 10, 2018


This will no doubt get Richard a bit worried:

And this:

He's obsessed with chairs tipping over on my deck. Maybe it'll take his mind off his guilt over drinking and upsetting Shelley or someone.

Actually it wasn't a wind-storm that blew the chairs over this time - it was me as I had to tip them over to get at wasp nests that the little bastard Asian paper wasps were building underneath them. I swear that ever since Richard got rid of his grapevines in Nuova Lazio that his wasps have made a waspline for the north.

Anyway, a big storm is coming so maybe I can report soon that the table has been upended.

Thursday, March 29, 2018


Yesterday a light plane crashed in Waihi due to a drone crashing through the windshield.

Two people are injured.

Imagine if this was the 777-200 flown by Air New Zealand that was almost hit by a drone recently. See here: DRONING ON AND ON

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Hi there folks. Sorry about being away so long but being an express version of The Curmudgeon, when I'm on holiday I do the opposite to the normal yearly grind as most people do so my holidays were naturally extended.

Anyway, onwards .... ha ha.

I don't know why I laughed there as I don't normally do the puns and jokes - no time you see.

I notice that The Curmudgeon has filled the gap a couple of times quickly getting out some short and pithy posts which are quite a change from his excessively rather long and boring entertaining ones.
Unfortunately that old grouch from Nuova Lazio got his (they're probably Shelley's) knickers in a twist and called the posts 'Fill-ins'. What a c... crazy old guy! I think that the relief teaching is getting to him.


What I want to tell you in this post is that the DeLonghi dehumidifier we have is a godsend.

We've had this for well over twenty years and it performs marvelously. The Curmudgeon has mentioned before how older appliances seem to be much better made and more reliable than the modern disposable rubbish. I guess the old adage 'buy quality- buy well' is appropriate for household appliances and the longest lasting ones have always been the more expensive, better brands. Buying cheap is often false economy.

The DeLonghi sucks up moisture like a thirsty man in a desert. It's amazing how much moisture there is in the air especially with this 99% humidity we're having.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018


I discovered this blogger while trawling for something else.

I like his/her style.

Have a read of this post. I'm sure it'll appeal to Richard:

Sunday, January 28, 2018


"In an interview with the BBC on Monday, Harry gushed that Princess Diana and the former "Suits" actress would be "thick as thieves, without question.""
Yes, well, I don't know about "thick as thieves" as Diana was more like 'thick as two short planks'

Wow! Blasphemy almost and the Dianaphiles out there will no doubt troll me but fact is fact. Diana Spenser was far from being the sharpest knife in the drawer.

Princess Diana ‘was really spiteful, really unkind’, Mountbatten sisters claim - Vanity Fair Feature

When I float the name of the late Princess of Wales by Lady Pamela, she initially offers a couple of positive remarks, then lowers the boom: “She had enormous charisma, she was beautiful, she was very good at empathy with the general crowd … and she had no feeling at all for her husband or his family. Quite the reverse!
“She was really spiteful, really unkind to him—and, my God, he’s a man who needs support and encouragement. [The marriage] absolutely destroyed him. He looked grey and ghost-like. Now of course he’s blossomed again.
“She made everybody believe she’d been thrown to the wolves. Such nonsense! She was given the Queen’s favorite lady-in-waiting, Sue Hussey, to help her, to teach her. But she didn’t want to be told anything. ‘That’s boring, Sue,’ she’d say. Instead, she wanted to listen to her music and go disco-ing or to some jive concert. She didn’t try. She had no need to try because she saw the people admired her, then they admired her more. She reckoned she was the star.”

It's all coming out now - I guess because her youngest son is about to marry and the whole royalty machine is gearing up for another PR onslaught so the anti-brigade have to respond.

As for me I think that they are all a bunch of inbred leeches and I always thought that Diana was a dumb simp.

I enjoy watching the comedy series The Windsors which send them up 'royally'

Friday, January 19, 2018


I like Ricky Gervais. He's nicely self-effacing and unpretentious.

This is a great interview with Corbert: