Sunday, November 18, 2012

Life in New Zealand

I haven't been about much recently, on the blogworld that is.

I know I'm missing lots of great posts, and I can't wait until things return to near-normal.

Moving house is incredibly stressful. And when you build a new house there are millions of extras to spend money on.


I shall return.

In the meantime, here are some snippets from this week's New Zealand Listener:

'Police are looking for a woman who vomited into a hat in a Timaru store about 4pm yesterday.'
Timaru Herald, 17/7/12

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'Whangarei police officers were called to a house when a 15-year-old girl rang to complain that her 22-year-old sister had bought her a cheeseburger but there was no bacon in it. A row broke out. While the sisters were arguing, the family dog ate the cheeseburger.'
NZ Herald, 17/8/12


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 'The woman voiced her displeasure at the longstanding effects of the accident in a victim impact statement, which put particular emphasis on the way the injury had hampered her knitting.'

Waikato Times, 13/7/12


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'St Thomas Garden Club, have a “hands-on” rose pruning demonstration, July 27, 10am, at the church. Please bring secateurs, thick garden gloves and bandaids.'
Motueka Golden Bay News, 19/7/12 


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'Caffeine can also reek havoc with your bowel.'
Taranaki Daily News, 4/8/12 


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'A “robust internal investigation” was being conducted to find out how the swab had been left inside the woman…'
Nelson Mail, 21/8/12 

11 comments:

  1. don't worry Alexia...we'll be here when you return. in the meantime...take it easy! moving is a pretty hectic ordeal...but exciting too!!

    thanks for the early AM laughs!! =)

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  2. Congrats on the house completion!

    There's a fable of some sort in the dog gets the cheeseburger story...
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  3. Good luck with the move, hopefully things will calm down a bit and we'll see you on the blog more often. And I laughed out loud at that "Insert Memory Card" photo. Keep smilin'...

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  4. "Internal investigation"??? Ha!
    I hope these represent the worst of the news in NZ. After the last few days' worth of news in the US, I'm ready for news that only involves cheeseburgers, vomit, and misplaced memory cards.
    Good luck with your move. Is it summer break yet?

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    1. No - 4 weeks to go yet.
      Thanks Lisa.

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  5. And people wonder why I'm so reclusive! Those headlines explain why! ;)

    I hope your move goes smoothly, Alexia. Don't get lost amongst the cartons!

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    1. From one recluse to another, Lee - thanks!

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