'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Saturday, 28 March 2009

Early signs that winter is on its way...

Went to the park today and noticed a couple of autumn features...  The first picture needs no explanation, and probably the second too, but I've added some dialogue because I'm feeling in a silly mood:

"Ok, guys, I know it's been about six months and you lost a lot of brain cells over Christmas, but I'll go over it again...  Now, this is the ball...  Yes I know it doesn't bounce straight because it's egg-shaped... it's to make the game harder.  What's that John?  Those H's?  They are goals... no, there are no nets, you kick the ball over them...  it's to make it harder.   No Henry, no padding, this is rugby, and we are hard men.  Now, put on your tape and bandages, and let's show our mate ol' Loosehead Len over there in the wheelchair a really good hard practice session, ok?"


  1. Rugby boys don't need to have brains...they have gorgeous thighs to look at!

  2. Fall is my favorite season. Of course here we are awaiting more signs of Spring.

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  4. Your post made no sense to me at all until I remembered that you are in the Southern Hemisphere.

  5. Just as I was looking at signs of spring! The crocuses and tulips are out of the ground and will be blooming within days, I would guess. And of course, spring time means golf time!

  6. "What's that?....You're right there mate. Living with all these sheep and farm labouring sheilas with beards and armpit hair ye might as well be playing rugby! No wonder we're so bloody good at the game!"

  7. Debby - they do have nice thighs, but I can't be bothered standing out in the cold just to watch them!

    Sis - Summer will come, no doubt. And all the more appreciated for the waiting, maybe?

    D'Rimba - you are welcome! I have TOO MUCH CLUTTER! Your place looks fabulous.

    Robert - I think there must be a condition - us 'down here' seem much more aware of the Rest of The World than you lot! But then I'd like to think we have this outlook and are better travelled than many countries for positive reasons and not just because we have a collective national inferiority complex.

    Sam! Golf! You love that, don't you, an especially good reason to look forward to summer. Don't forget that marvelous course at Cape Kidnappers - I really recommend you try and get on it sometime!

    YP - you have so many out-dated and stereotypical opinions of NZ, sometimes I despair. You really should come over- the sooner the better - to have a decent look, and find which ones you need to throw out.


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