Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Long holiday - Labour weekend

I don't think I've ever known such a long and drawn out vibrant
spring. Maybe I increasingly appreciate things more, or it's the
persistent wild and changeable weather, or both.

I did my usual for this weekend and attended the Cardrona Folk
Festival. This year I took a lot of photos and as my camera is a bit
unusual looking with no big lens poking out and mounted not on a
tripod, but on a single leg mono-pod' some people thought I had a
type of flute!

I was also in Twizel for a house warming and once again the driving
had to be mindful of the negotiation of staying between the road edge
and the center line in high winds. However there was a delightful
lack of traffic in the evening so I stopped a bit and took a few
photos, even if the wind did freeze my butt off.

Anyway there were 8 adults at the house warming and several kids
under 10. So we ate and then we danced - kids and all. I tried my
rusty salsa, and was just getting into it, but the others flagged
early. My old mate Mike Bros was there and he's done Latin/flamenco,
so we cut quite a scene for awhile and his age 75 did not hold him
back, but who was leading was a really funny issue we never quite

There was a lot of traffic coming back and I was tired and in the
mood to <truck on> to get back to work, where I'm busy shifting web
sites so I can shut down my old tried and trusty web server in the
carport. It's technology is a bit dated and really I don't want the
burden any longer of keeping it going 24/7 what with Wanaka's
Internet services becoming a bit flaky, and then there is the power,
and when I'm not here.... well it's just an added stress I don't
need. And when the sun was shining between fronts [stacked up all the
way back half way around the world it seems], I mowed the lawns.

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Blogger Shirley Goodwin said...

How about a photo of that interesting camera?

October 28, 2007 at 8:27 PM  

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