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Member since 31 Jan 2007
Member from Mosgiel
No, the Funeral I attended was for a friend of ours who I worked with for many years and he was only 3 months older than me .He was a man of many talents and a great motivator, he will be sadly missed by our family and many organisations that he was a member of.
As Mrs. bennies brother will be over from Aussie his son and his family along with our families have booked into the Waihola Tavern for lunch on Fathers day .
As for pumpkin soup the only imput into it is I peel the pumpkins and cut and weigh them and put them in the pot cover them with water and the rest is in the hands of the cook I get the idea my weighing is far to "Hit and Miss" for her liking.
We always put the pumpkin in the micowave for ten or so minutes(depending on the size) on both sides which makes the skin easy to peel off.
Staked my Broad beans today and went down the paddock to get some horse poo's to make some more liquid manure for stocking up for use later in the season. Will have to get more tomorrow to put around the roses.
Tomorrow Nana's giving sewing lessons for the making of a wearable art dress,should be interesting but I will probably not be wanted in the sewing room.
Must away and watch the Midsomer Murders.
Have a relaxing night.
Member since 09 Dec 2006
Member from Te Awamutu
Kai, I have no idea. I have never done myself. But I would imagine that if it can be done, my brother will be doing itMy daughter took some photos and a video clip. I'm a bit hesitant about putting my daughter's link on an open forum without her permission.I'll request you as a friend now
Member since 04 Jan 2008
Thanks so much for the reply half tiime in the game so I snuk back on here..
I understand the hesitancy Chris ...I was just interested when I found campbell live if the stories were able to be read on their site rather than looking at the videos .
Will soon be on the super dooper faster computa so thatll help when we get a set up..
Kai, I can't seem to get through. Can't do that crazy spelling thing. If you know how, can you do it
Member since 28 Oct 2006
Member from Eltham
Re the glasses thing. As I am an AA member I could also get a free eye test but as I have been going to the same outfit for about 25 years and they have all my records and have always been happy for the service given we went to our normal chappie. Now don't feel ripped off as it worked out like this, Test over 65 yr old $70, lenses $800, frames $480 all less 10% as a long time customer.
All in all an expensive afternoon. Still as I told her, probably the last time I will need a new pair as the last pair did 15 years and I doubt I will be worrying much in another 15 years time!
Member since 02 Nov 2006
Member from Linwood
$1350, is an unbelievable price for a pair of glasses, Bryan even with a 10% discount. My last pair at OPSM were $700. I had extra addons which I can't put names too. That was one pair and nothing for AA. At specsavers they are offering two pairs for less and free eye test. Premium progressive lenses $375 for two pairs and the same for one. There are varied quality and prices and they do add up. Specsavers has it all on paper and you can see the price for each item. OPSM show you not a price range of any kind so you take what you are given and pay up. I will go across and see them and ask a few questions. There are Asian optometrists and girls at the desk. I have no problem with this as they are very competant as are the specialists at the hospital.
Member since 29 Feb 2008
Member from Christchurch CBD
Crikey , When I escaped to Auckland that Febuary ! I find out I left me glasses behind
went to an Optometrist in the Birkenhead Mall he was a Seth Effrikan , but a good bloke , He done the eye test ,the lot ! the real deal ! AND I picked up the new ones the next day !! all up $380.00
Problem is Joybel just as it would cost more for your hearing aids than it would cost me my lens are more expensive than yours would be at the same place.
The main thing is to be able to see!
Member since 30 Jul 2006
Member from Bishopdale
Chris, an eye-dog is a sheep dog that 'eyes' the sheep - creeps low, slow and quietly up behind them as opposed to a huntaway with a vociferous bark used a lot in mustering.
McKenzie of the McKenzie country, the noted sheep stealer had an eye dog.
You can also have a 'handy' dog a good all rounder, which himself preferred.
Must admit Bryan when we were going to Riccarton for our eye tests, mine was free also thanks to A.A., I commented to himself that I didn't know why we were not going to the local one. Price I guess
Then of course while we are waiting the 10 days for them to come back from Oz there is that quandry of whether we have chosen the right frame.
Friend in Ashburton had to wait 10 days also - not Specsaver - but his lenses came from Germany in the old fashioned way to be put in the frames by the optometrist.
Member since 28 May 2008
Member from Wrights Bush
Ah yes Aggie we have an SPCA orphan that looked like a Shepherd except for his mouth. Pricked ears, golden colour with a black saddle, and a Huntaway mix. He drives me 'barking mad!!' Lovely nature though.
And he will be large gaye-belle Not to mention hungry
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