Saturday, July 31, 2010

Non! Non! Non!

French president Nicolas Sarkozy has ordered his bureaucrats to expel 'illegal' Gypsy immigrants and dismantle their camps.
France is known to have rounded up Gypsies and sent them to concentration camps
during World War Two.
Estimates of Roma living in France vary between half a million and one point three million.
Around 10,000 Roma were expelled from France last year.
There are many humanitarian individuals in the world but no humanitarian governments as far as I'm aware Mr President.
Yours could be the first and start a trend...
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Friday, July 30, 2010

Uretiti Sunrise...

As some people know,
I don't usually get out of bed this early.
But, this morning.
Just for you...
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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Did You See...

Did you see the moon last night?
Out here at the beach it was at it's best.
I saw the man of course and funny you know,
I'm sure I saw a cow jumping...
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

On Yer Bike...

Designed by fashion impressio Kenzo Takada, who's signature touch, flowers, are used here on this, one of twelve specially made Peugeot bicycles. Twelve invited fashion designers created their two-wheeled masterpieces for ACT-Responsibel, a non profit organisation that promotes responsible communication on sustainability.
Pedal on over to for more interesting stuff...
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Just a few metres downstream from Whangarei's beautiful Town Basin, are
these aged boatsheds which their visiting tenants stay in awhile as they have care and attention lavished on them.
Whangarei has it's fair share of 'Horners'. Many who have sailed here have done so solo and on more than one occasion. Yachts from the Marina sail north to the Pacific in New Zealand's winter and return after the cyclone season.
Many families too, sail from ports thousands of miles away and call the Basin home for a time.
Some forever...
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Monday, July 26, 2010

Dear John...

Also in Whangarei this week is John Dear.
He's been on the road for fifteen years, the last three in this 4WD and he says he wouldn't live any other way.
Well why should he...
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Wood You Believe...

Wood that be we wonder the wery famous Mr and Mrs Woods we wecently watched wandering awound Whangarei and where wood Mr Woods have got those howwible wounds
and what is that in his ear.
Some sort of hearwing aid perhaps...
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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Horse Whisperer...

Now banished from their beautiful beach by beastly bungling bulldozing bureaucrats, Alan and Topaz came to town for a change of scene.
They visited TFT yesterday afternoon at the Town Basin carpark...

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

At The Town Basin...

Graham, another interesting road traveller visiting Whangarei's Town Basin this week.
He drives this wonderful '67 Beddy, writes poetry and gives a great Firestick display...
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Friday, July 23, 2010

Christopher Robin...

Christopher Robin may well be a character created by AA Milne and is Winnie-the-Pooh's best friend but this Christopher Robin came down town this morning, yes, with Alice, his 1937 Austin Six.
Doesn't Alice look immaculate in tan.
Seeing her took me back in time.
My 'Alice' was blue
and my days were never grey...
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Peter. Post Surgery...

Amazing what some people will do
for a moment or two of fame.
But now you can see 'All Of Him'.
Short isn't he...
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Thursday, July 22, 2010

To Top It Off...

For Pete's sake.
So sorry that 'All of You' didn't fit in the first image...
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A Man Called Peter...

Meet my friend Peter.
Along with a few others in their Housebuses, he's with his caravan here at the Whangarei Town Basin carpark. It's a great place to meet up in this user friendly town.
Peter's been on the road a while.
He plays the piano accordian.
His favourite song is 'All of Me'.
He's very tall...
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Location Location Location...

Quiet neighbourhood, sea views, all day sun, hundreds of miles to the nearest traffic light, school, hospital, supermarket...
'Living in Solitude' is one of the beautiful images you will find on

Rick kindly emailed me to say that this house is located on an island called Ellidaey near Vestmannaeyjar, a small archipelago off the south coast of Iceland.
The house was a gift to the singer Bjork as a thankyou gift from her motherland for putting Iceland on the international map.
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Delightful Detailing...

Delightful detailing on a Gypsy Housebus...
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When Green Isn't Green...

And now a global study of the forest industry by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation has found that trees
do not abosrb CO2.
They emit CO2.
You'd think someone wood get it right...
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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Matt Ridley: When ideas have sex | Video on

Matt Ridley: When ideas have sex | Video on
The meeting and the mating of ideas.
It's not about how clever individuals are, it's about how smart the collective brain is...

So What's Cooking...

Guess what's cooking here.
All wrapped up in foil, with oil and spices.
Yummy, on top of the Little Cracker.
And if you get the answer right, you could win...
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Friday, July 16, 2010

Solar Flight...

The world's first Solar powered plane just days ago, flew all night for the first time.
Solar Impulses chief pilot flew the HB-SIA prototype airplane with its 200 foot wingspan for 26 hours in perfect conditions.
The plane is powered by four electric motors. 10,748 solar cells feed the engines and store excess energy in special high performance batteries.
The Flying Tortoise might soon be landing at an airport near you...

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