- #1737699don021 November 21, 2019 at 11:05 am
It is childish to keep refering to pain in the days before death, my best mate has just died, aged 98, no pain but no real life either, confined to bed, well looked after, but he just wanted to die as life was not worth living. If I was in the position of not being able to do anything, I would hope I could die peacerully, now.#1737700arandarMemberMember since: November 23, 2009
Replies: 10818arandar November 21, 2019 at 11:07 am
I’m sorry you’ve lost your best friend Don. Condolences.
Arandar#1737743huiatahiMemberMember since: March 22, 2017
Replies: 1030huiatahi November 21, 2019 at 3:46 pm
I am so pleased your friend had a peaceful and pain free end Don. Not everyone is so fortunate.
huiatahi#1737783don021 November 22, 2019 at 12:34 pm
Thank you huiatahi, the end of life is inevitable but to go peacedully is what we can all hope for.#1737878don021 November 24, 2019 at 12:09 pm
I see the wine tasting subject has hit the news again, can these so called expert tasters tell the difference between different brews? It seems not, a white wine was died pink and the taster thought it was a rose, a pink wine.I always wondered why they smelt a wine, was it brewed as a perfume, or something to drink? I used to enjoy a glass opf wine, but age changes many things, including taste, and now I much prefer a glass of Lemon & Barley with cashew nuts while watching the TV news. It is much cheaper too.#1737881huiatahiMemberMember since: March 22, 2017
Replies: 1030huiatahi November 24, 2019 at 12:41 pm
I haven’t got that old yet Don 😆 😆 I still enjoy a Pinot Gris, but then I’m only 80
huiatahi#1737894supergoldMemberMember since: May 9, 2009
Replies: 9099supergold November 24, 2019 at 2:44 pm
Heavy smoke haze around the hills of Wellington today. Stiff northerly seems to be bringing the smoke across the Tasman from Australia to NZ shores.
If it is that bad here, it must be almost unbearable in Australia. The poor souls. 😥
NZ Met Office posted this photo of the Marlborough Sounds sunset last night and the smoke haze is very obvious.
MetService New Zealand
2 hrs ·
Thanks to Louise Edwards for sending through this picture of a hazy Marlborough Sounds sunset. The haze is a mixture of smoke and dust brought over from Australia in strong northwesterly winds.
A southerly change sweeps up the country today, which will clear much of the haze out. However on Tuesday the northwesterly winds return, bringing the heat and the haze once again. This means that – Monday aside – next week is largely a rinse-and-repeat of this weekend, aside from some occasional afternoon thunderstorms possible in inland areas. More info http://bit.ly/metservicenz ^TA
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Replies: 9099supergold November 24, 2019 at 3:17 pm
My son lives in Sydney and, after I sent the Met Office photo to show him how the smoke is affecting NZ, he sent me this photo of Sydney and said
“Smoke haze here in Sydney keeps putting our Air Pollution levels to “hazardous”
By the way, that’s the sun in the sky, not the moon. It seems so dark ❗
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Good on you huiatahi for having a glass of something you like. I had a very good neighbour who was a hobby winemaker, a very good one, he came over when my plum tree was laden with ripe fruit and asked if he could have some to make wine. I said all he wanted, and to help himself to my grapes. He looked at all the ripe bunches, was thoughtful for a moment then said ” I don’t know how to make grape wine” which I thought was very funny. He gave me a bottle of his plum wine which my wife & I very much enjoyed.#1738049paulinemMemberMember since: July 8, 2006
Replies: 1071paulinem November 26, 2019 at 8:33 pm
Quite a frightening climate change report on One news tonight. The CO2 discharge into our atmosphere is getting a lot worse. Thanks a lot to US love of mining coal and encouraging Oil as an energy use.
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