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Ivan Ivanovich

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2 hours ago, Martinnfb said:

Any hobbits already ? :)

I'd be more worried about seismic events...  than about The Eye of Sauron.

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Last I had heard, many ppl in Christchurch were still living in houses that had been made and declared unlivable since the big quake a few years ago.   Supposedly property values in the area have plummeted.  I don't know whether they've bounced back since, or not.

 

Before the quake I had this joke about a fictitious quake in NZ...  but due to the deaths in the Christchurch quake, I've been remiss to tell it anymore.

 

Gaz

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Merry Christmas Ivan, hopefully everything went well and you guys are slowly saddling in.

Cheers

M.

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Modified Avatar tells me that Ivan landed without any major drama . However,  moving in his square-ish furniture can be challenging. :)

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Beware the Weta!

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Of course!  I couldn't warn you about the NZ air force cuz they don't have one.

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On 12/31/2018 at 5:02 PM, Martinnfb said:

Modified Avatar tells me that Ivan landed without any major drama . (...)

No drama whatsoever. So far, the "Axis 2.0" has been working like a clockwork and we're enjoyably exhausted and happy.
We even lost weight over the Xmas holidays - an absolute first! "Eustress" at its best. LOL

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Now the question is:

Can you find a MiG 23 in NZ under which to sit and sip Vodka?

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Bugger! Thanks for bringing up such a painful subject!  :lol:

  • Kiwi birds (11 Taxa) - 50 to 60 thousand (declining)
  • Kakapo - 148 individuals (critically endangered)
  • MiG-23 - 0
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Hy Iwan, you can't have everything :D

For sentimental reasons I will show you that one, found close to my old hood in Berlin. Having no Mig's at all on my tiny island in fact there are only ATR-72 island hopper and a helicopter for those who don't respect the strength of the ocean.

Cheers Rob

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Interesting paint job on that MF... :blink:

I really can't complain. Life's been good to us and I think I can get over the sheer lack of MiG-23s in Aotearoa.
We've got Weta, lovely neighbours, landscape, gumboots and vodka. ;)
 

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Ivan, you need to investigate whether you can make vodka from Vegemite. Might make it palatable if you can drink it!

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5 hours ago, GusMac said:

Ivan, you need to investigate whether you can make vodka from Vegemite. Might make it palatable if you can drink it!

= Recipe for vomit

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Vegemite... a salty paste made from Yeast, a byproduct of the brewing process... which makes you thirsty, so you drink more beer...

A vicious circle.

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Mmmmmh... Warm, buttered whole wheat toast with Vegemite and a poached egg on top with a splash of MAGGI seasoning sauce. I love it!

MAGGI seasoning is extremely popular among (native) Saarlanders, by the way. We put it on almost everything. Be it dead or alive.

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I had never realised that liking Vegemite was a condition to settle down under :o

Hubert

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51 minutes ago, Ivan Ivanovich said:

Mmmmmh... Warm, buttered whole wheat toast with Vegemite and a poached egg on top with a splash of MAGGI seasoning sauce. I love it!

MAGGI seasoning is extremely popular among (native) Saarlanders, by the way. We put it on almost everything. Be it dead or alive.

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You sure we're not cousins?  My mother grew up in Saarbrucken, I was born in Landstuhl, and I have relatives that live in the middle of Spiesen-Elversburg.  Family name Schumann.

 

Gaz

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53 minutes ago, HubertB said:

I had never realised that liking Vegemite was a condition to settle down under :o

Hubert

I hate the stuff, yet ate a half sandwich of it at my citizenship ceremony.  While I was on the point of hurling up my innards, my Australian family was enjoying the show.

 

But I didn't have to eat it.

 

Gaz

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