Mar 31, 2010

This cracked me up. Especially the Campfire and Chicken ones.

  • I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes.
  • Garden Rule: When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant.
  • Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.
  • Have you noticed since everyone has a camcorder these days no one talks about seeing UFOs like they used to?
  • In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.
  • How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?
  • Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, 'I think I'll squeeze these dangly things here and drink whatever comes out?'
  • Who was the first person to say, 'See that chicken there? I'm gonna eat the next thing that comes outta its butt.'
  • If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a song about him?
  • Why does your OB-GYN leave the room when you get undressed if he's going to look up there anyway?
  • Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet Soup?
  • Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?

Live RPG Removed From Soldier

Click on title to see the story of a very lucky guy and a hell of a brave bunch of people who saved his life.

Mar 27, 2010

Farmers Road

Bacteria Drive Gears!

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory, Northwestern and Princeton have shown that the collective swimming behavior of bacteria can be harnessed for work. While the process is not very efficient, it is a promising step toward the development of hybrid biological and micromechanical machines.
Click on the title for the video.

The Sales Group

The Return

Mar 22, 2010

Al Sears PACE exercise program

Is this the way of the future for exercise programs? Check out this link
Then move on to this link
See what you think about PACE. The articles are a little emotive/commercial but the principle and science seems logical and well researched.
While its something like intervals (known to most competitive athletes) it's not the same. Its about progressively and increasingly challeging the heart over a relatively short period of time and allowing recovery between stages.
This work out program is different and actually quite hard once you get into the swing of how its done.

Night Rider


Mar 20, 2010

Man with a message. Queen St Auckland.

This guy gave me a hell of a fright as we walked out across the road he stopped in the middle and started shouting. Once I had recovered I went right back to see what it was all about. Still don't know....!

Mar 19, 2010

Chapel St Tauranga

Top Picture
August 2007

This picture wider angle from same location
March 2010

Mar 18, 2010

Great Day to Very Bad Day!

Model T 1926 Vintage car rolls out of the starting area for a nice tour around Tauranga.
All good so far
A few hours later at a gathering spot north of the city this guy is reversing and fails to stop and plunges backward over a high cliff. Both the driver and passenger are thrown out. Then the following night the local paper Bay of Plenty Times runs this shot on their front page.....and yes its the same car. I can't imagine the hours that must have been spent on restoring it originally. Not to mention the thought of starting over!
pic from BPT's web site.

Mar 17, 2010

Coconut Oil. Is this the health breakthrough of the decade?

You have to check out the Coconut Oil story.
This fat has had a bad rap since the publicity surrounding the hydrogenated versons was released many years ago.
But I have reciently been reading all about this amazing saturated...yes...saturated fat and it has shattered everything I understood about fats, oils and health.
Do a litte research and see what you think.
As a start point I have added a link here
This site has excellent infomation and its a New Zealand site.

Mar 9, 2010

James Reed died in November1876

James Reed my GG Grandfather (Born in France. Story has been posted previously)
Click on the title to see a newspaper comment from 1876. Or read below.

One of our earliest settlers in the person of James Reed, residing at Stokes's Point, has just past away at the good old age of 84 years, and was buried on Saturday, Nov. 25, at the North Shore. Mr. Reed settled amongst the Maoris in the early days of the colony, and had by a native wife, taken from one of the Northern tribes, several children. The eldest has reached the age of 48 years. In former days Mr. Reed worked the ferryboat betwecn Auckland and Stokes's Point, but from growing infirmities was compelled in late years to resign the post. Many of his children are married amongst European settlers.

Mar 7, 2010

Reg of Golden Bay South Island

Time to think about life and the next lot of firewood when you are retired and living in Golden Bay.


I posted have a version of this before. I like this better.

Mar 5, 2010

The Italian Connection con't

More from Graham Whitt's research.
Just to remind us about who Filistea is in relation to our family.
She married Antonio Wett (See previous Italian Connection posts).
Antonio and Filistea raised my grandmother Agnes Leohnora Reed (nee Wet).
We think Agnes Leohnora was actually Filistea's grand daughter (born to Lydia Durham, Filistea daughter to her first marrage)
2.1FILISTEA FROST (DURHAM1st Marriage & WETT2nd Marriage)

Mar 4, 2010

Mar 2, 2010

Italian Connection. An up date (also see previous posts on this)

The following infomation & research was kindly provided by Graham Whitt of Australia a decendant of Antonio and Felistea. Our thanks Graham. Fantastic work.
For our family just a memory jogger. Our connection to Antonio and Felistea is via my grandmother Agnes Leohnora Reed (nee Wet). It seems likely now that while Agnes Leohnora was raised by the Antonio and Felistea she is not their child. She is likely to be Felistea's daughter Lydia's child. Lydia's father's surname name was Durham.
We have not been successful in finding a birth certificate for Agnes Loehnora. Graham Whitt has advised me he is traveling to Melbourne soon and he will go to the Victoria State library where a good micro-fiche library of NZ births and deaths is held....go Graham!

ANTONIO WETT (Bagnato) CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTSIncluding Extracts from Newspapers (NZ National Library 'Paper's Past' Website)
NB: All newspaper extracts are from Nelson, NZ, newspapers, unless otherwise stated.