Wednesday, June 16, 2010

June 17 rocks on down the road yet again

I am off to haunt Kyneton on the morrow (Friday) so batten the hatches there'll probably be another squillion photos to keep you in for a slide night.
1826 One bloke who does a bit of haunting is Frederick Fisher - he was done a nasty mischief on this day and his ghost has been seen, celebrated and interviewed at length ever since.
1843 Continuing the grisly theme and today saw The Wairau Massacre take place, the first deadly fight between the Maori and Europeans since the since the Treaty of Waitangi was signed.
1925 In a bid to stop the madness Canada signed the League of Nations protocol, in Switzerland, which prohibited the use of poisonous gas or bacteria as weapons in warfare.

I must congratulate the Kiwis on their soccer win, although I shant claim them as our 7th state (and their victory) like some radio announcers were attempting to this morning, hmmm, Red?
I only claim them as our 7th state when it comes to really important things...like chocolate, history, possum fur booties, chocolate fish and that fab L&P drink.

Yellow = New Zealand
Orange  = Canada
Green = Australian
Red = UK or other nationality
Italics, bold and coloured blue are links to further info.
Anything outrageous is usually sarcasm and/or humour.

4 comments:

River said...

Possum fur boots?? Chocolate fish??

We'd better adopt them quick, so that we too can experience these delights.

Timespanner said...

"I only claim them as our 7th state when it comes to really important things...like chocolate, history, possum fur booties, chocolate fish and that fab L&P drink."

And pavs. Don't ever forget the pavs ... ;-)

miss diarist said...

Surely Timespanner the pavs are ours?

But the Kiwis can keep their pineapple lumps. I've heard of them but the name alone makes me want to stay well away.

lavenderbay said...

A few years ago, as part of the LOTR itinerary we concocted, we visited the Chocolate Fish Cafe in Wellington. My partner took photos of the "Waiter Crossing" signs, and still has her keyring in the form of a chocolate-coated, marshmallow-shaped fish.

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