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Member since 15 May 2012
Member from Taupo
Thanks aggie, the whole area was farmland when my house was built,I kept digging up old bones from buried cows.The area was a flood path for the Waimak. river and deposited silt and debris was just covered over,hence the soft spots and quake damage.my old house is still standing,minus chimney but that may have been demolished before the shakes. Nasty things, I was in the Napier 1931 quake.
Member since 30 Jul 2006
Member from Bishopdale
My ancestors settled the area don - along with those of the wellknown Dr. L.
My great,great uncle farmed the block settled by his father on the corner of Breens and Wairakei Roads. Guess you can remember Ashby's pit and Lake Bryndwr also. We are less than 2 k's from the whanau land and much and all as I didn't want to live in Bishopdale, it can't be faulted for convenience - to the airport an once upon a time I could get to the city centre in 7 minutes
Can I ask whereabouts you built? I don't know how these quakes compare with Napier, wasn't alive then There are two different kinds though, all of us experts can tell whether it is one on the coast, which is a vigorous shaking like being in a washing machine, or in the Rolleston area which is more of a rolling motion.
Member since 04 Jan 2008
AWW thanks Aggie why did I get NUTMEG mixed up,, cos Mum N Nana did it n we all ate it..You are so right, not cinnamon,,, Thanks heaps to Mr and MRS Bryan have saved lol n will cook that mini steamed Pudding, now our family has shrunk , (Married and left home that is)its hard to get down to just a few cookies etc !!!! n that will be awesome.Cheers Kai.
Member since 02 Nov 2006
Member from Linwood
Remember it CAN run over! Mother uses one of those small Pyrex measuring jugs!
Having a bit of a giggle here with Bryans wording. If you move the exclamation mark forward one word This cake becomes a moveable but dangerous feast.
Thanks aggie for the history,very interesting.My house was at 191 Greers Rd. with a bus stop at the bottom of the drive, opposite Clyde Road.Had many happy hours flying kites on the park with the youngsters.One of our boundaries was, I think, the start of the Avon river,or a tributary.
A long time since I have been down that way but still have family on the west side.Used to go to the railway line and buy sacks of coal for 3&6p.,no wonder it was hard to see some nights. Cheers & happy days
Member since 31 Aug 2011
Letme te'ya something, I know we are in oppisite seasons. That swimmingpool (which is 11' to 3 deep') is gunna turn into a geat big sand pit next year.
Member since 28 Oct 2006
Member from Eltham
Mrs is waiting to find out how all these Cakes in a cup" turned out & whether you made a mess in your ovens?
It maybe like a, hereby, with the way with my pool , closing it down. But to me it's a big thing. I had two daughters married by our home/pool to Loius Armstrong "What a wonderful life" for her dance with her Dad. To me it say's a lot!
Member since 13 Nov 2008
Member from Waiuku
I have made a cake in a mug and dessert in a mug & yes they were a tad to large for my mug size but worked well in a small pyrex bowl.
But they were really yummy !!!
Bryan I answered your ?? On another threadMMNN Cant remember which one now,,, cos doin Ketchups Gaby one I will do the same cos I know how the rolled oats head for the top in the morning micro and thats just over 60secsCheers Kai
No Bryan, we had a bread pud last night with all the bits of leftover bread.
Tonight we are as full as family you know whats, with patties made with chicken potato leftovers and a good dollop of chilli sauce, so, I reckon, tomorrow night could be the night
Member since 02 Feb 2007
Member from Mangere Central
Help!!!! I wanna microwave recipe for a Goldensyrup steam pudding[small one]as I have a small plastic bowl.
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