Monday, 26 December 2016

Whats this

and how will I get it home

Christmas dinner


  1. Christmas present from my son ,Pounarnu or Greenstone , (New Zealand Jade and one point harder than tungsten steel ) . I had been in the shop where Jan got it a week or so before and met the man who carved it. It is supposed to give protection when travelling so it must be a gift , when you receive it you must iniate the protection with Fire , Earth , and Water , hence my antics..

Start christmas day with a bloody mary and canapes


Going North

Originally this was to be going south then my son reminded me we are south and mexico is north so Amigos in Cromwell

 Chile, Jalapeno , tequila , Ginger beer and lime

Hilux of my day

So I got to drive the Hilux . It aint easy. Getting in is a challenge to a man of mature years. Leaping out isn't so bad though if your trousers snag its an unpleasant experience. It has no 'go' nor does it have any stopping power so you need a gap the length of the road to pull out in traffic , foot flat to the floor to get it going and foot flat to the store to stop it. Sam the owner is an outdoor type hence the axes , currently building a log cabin , may get pics we shall see.

yes I was a little nervous, its a long climb up and you tend to be more flat out when seated , then of course there are 2 gear levers and an interior that only a truck used as it should be can obtain . Patina might be the term I am looking for . Rugged ?