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  • #1737699
    don021
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    don021

    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.

    #1737700
    arandar
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    arandar

    I’m sorry you’ve lost your best friend Don. Condolences.

    Arandar

    #1737743
    huiatahi
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    huiatahi

    I am so pleased your friend had a peaceful and pain free end Don.  Not everyone is so fortunate.

    huiatahi

    #1737783
    don021
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    don021

    Thank you huiatahi, the end of life is inevitable but to go peacedully is what we can all hope for.

    #1737878
    don021
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    don021

    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.

    #1737881
    huiatahi
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    huiatahi

    I haven’t got that old yet Don 😆 😆 I still enjoy a Pinot Gris, but then I’m only 80

    huiatahi

    #1737894
    supergold
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    supergold

    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.

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    MetService New Zealand
    2 hrs ·
    🌞Hazy sunsets🌞

    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

    Supergold-Wainuiomata (Wellington)

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    #1737896
    supergold
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    supergold

    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”

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    By the way, that’s the sun in the sky, not the moon. It seems so dark ❗

    Supergold-Wainuiomata (Wellington)

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    #1737938
    don021
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    don021

    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.

    #1738049
    paulinem
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    paulinem

    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.

    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/world/no-sign-slowdown-un-report-highlights-

     

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