Saturday, December 19, 2009

Some levity and Kiwi eye candy after the angsty rants...

Crikey Dick, some people take their religion, like their alter whine, just a tad too fiercely, eh?
Been reading about a fab church (with drool-worthy architecture, stained glass windows and stone masonary work to  covet) in NZ with a sense of humour - yes, yes, some churches and ministers have learnt that humour is not a tool of the Devil and can be effective in encouraging people to venture inside a church to see what it's all about.
First the measuring fish billboard was a hoot.
But the latest one got some hot and bothered both under the sheets and under the collar.
Pity it wasn't the sheets in question on the billboard and the 'dog collar' that authorised it certainly wasn't bovvered.

Read this tale HERE about a message from Santa in an over-due library book with social and historical connections.
Then encourage Lisa to pen a book on the tale; it would be a great way to document the whole thing and convey it to the next generation of history lovers, just as she's proven with her previously published book The Zoo War.

As we've just about lost all of our lovely old red public phone boxes *sniff* have a gander at the ones in NZ.
And, seriously, if NZ can have all these fab murals covering the dull, ugly grey traffic control boxes - exactly the same kind of traffic control boxes we have this side of the ditch - and Brisvegas has embraced the concept with beautiful results why oh why can't someone organise murals for our hideous ones instead of leaving them to be tagged?
I say sic a Kiwi on 'em - they might be flightless but those beaks are savage!


  1. Sorry Jayne, I am about to stand on your toes, so to speak.

  2. Wow.

    Where do I begin ...? ... um ... okay. Thanks, Jayne, for your words of support for St-Matthews-in-the-City. I really feel sorry for the poor souls, this Christmas.

    Hopefully next week I might get to see if the book in the library catalogue is still the same one taken down to the ice. As I said in the post, stay tuned ... I've actually got three books on the go research-wise at the moment, but if you want another added to the list, who'm I t' say nay ...? :-)

    Sadly, the red phone boxes pictured are in captivity, ie. MOTAT, our transport and technology museum out at Western Springs. All we have on the streets these days are mainly those booth things, if we're lucky. Down country there might be pockets of difference tho' (more fingers crossed on that).

    So delighted to see the Bourke St muralised box! Yay, go Aussie!

  3. I love those Brisvegas traffic boxes, they're great. wonder why our local governments have to be so dull about everything? These could be a tourist attraction in every city in Australia. I know a media person, think I'll direct him to the Brisvegas pictures and maybe he could write an article about them. Perhaps the local councils will read it. Maybe they'll think it's a good idea..

  4. Lovely church. Thanks for the links.

    Saw some nice art on boxes while in Victoria BC in '08 but none quite as nice or as varied as in Brisvegas So far in our city only some of the mailboxes have been done and yes...people have figured out how to muck them up.

  5. Poor Joseph...God was a hard act to follow? I wish I'd been a fly on the wall when Mary tried to explain her immaculate pregnancy to him, though. "So this angel came into your room and got you up the duff, and it meant nothing to you, did it? This angel didn't look like the bloke from the fishmongers did he?"

  6. Hope your Dad is going ok...get a rest woman..okay? Huggs Cazzie!!!