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10 years 6 months ago #30106 by highgirl
I had a lovely day at my local beach today with my children and 90 year old grandmother :)

A start to hopefully a better year!

I did have to laugh at this sign though and immediately thought of a lot of lovely people here, as well as my mother. Some errors are understandable, others are just plain unacceptable [:0][}:)]

Had to add a family one to - just to prove there are still some special relics in Chch (the steps at Scarborough Beach)

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10 years 6 months ago #406859 by Organix
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10 years 6 months ago #406866 by DiDi
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CSS is a foreign language to me. I find it hard to hear that the people in the know decided that you people, the residents, did not or should not have known that another big one was going to happen.

So - not being there - would you rather have been advised (presuming you would have packed all your precious items in bubble wrap) or not? I have no personal experience of what you have lived through but I would have thought that I would want to know?

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10 years 6 months ago #406887 by highgirl
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Sorry...what I was getting at was the spelling of "strickly" is it not spelt "strictly"????

The other parts were just me sharing a great day and hoping others may enjoy some open time.

It's obviously been taken in offense sorry.

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10 years 6 months ago #406891 by highgirl
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DiDi;402773 wrote: CSS is a foreign language to me. I find it hard to hear that the people in the know decided that you people, the residents, did not or should not have known that another big one was going to happen.

So - not being there - would you rather have been advised (presuming you would have packed all your precious items in bubble wrap) or not? I have no personal experience of what you have lived through but I would have thought that I would want to know?

In fact...What are you actually on about Didi????

All my thread was saying was I found the misspelt sign funny, and I enjoyed the fact that I could sit on some childhood memory steps with my grandmother and children.

I wasn't asking for sympathy or anything just sharing with people who I thought were caring.

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10 years 6 months ago #406896 by Seaside
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Happy new year HG!

Lovely pics thanks, it's great to put a face to the name. And so nice for your kids to spend time with your grandmother, 90 is a grand age. Mine died when she was 97 but was a huge influence on my life (I lived with her from the age of 14 to 18) and I'm glad she's not fretting about me because we've personally had a good year if you ignore the odd shaky shake that is easier to deal with in person than witnessing when it is happening to loved ones at a distance.

I'm an editor and writer so "Strickly" would have rankled. My poor husband gets corrected if he writes i (instead of I) or luv (instead of love). Mind you, he likes straight lines in the veggie garden while I'm more random (as per nature), so we all have our wee foibles.

Looking forward to 2012, it's quite cathartic to have 2011 done and dusted.

Kids, beasts, and chillies in Swannanoa South.
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10 years 6 months ago #406899 by DiDi
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highgirl - so so so so so sorry! I am no longer even going near the English major sites as I missed that entirely. Ok - I was trying with my prehistoric eye sight to read the bits I could not see that I missed the main message. Dah!

Glad that you had a lovely day with your 90 year old grandma which maybe says something (and explains my eyesight) as my Mum is 95! Had a beautiful Christmas with her too and each day is a blessing.

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10 years 6 months ago #406900 by highgirl
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No worries... it stuck out like a sore thumb for me... a bit like another sign I saw once advertising "orangers - $1.99kg" ... I had to wonder what they tasted like???

And I love my grandmother (Grannymuffin - silly name I know) to pieces, hers was the first phone number I learnt by heart :D ... then they added the 7th digit and I just had to remember the extra "3" at the beginning.

Sorry blathering now :D

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10 years 6 months ago #406905 by Stikkibeek
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I see some really hilarious notices in the paper sometimes.
Here's one I particularly like to laugh at.

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10 years 6 months ago #406908 by highgirl
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Stikkibeek;402815 wrote: I see some really hilarious notices in the paper sometimes.
Here's one I particularly like to laugh at.

Hello???? You have to wonder who allows those things to be printed!

I can understand entirely what they are trying to say... pity they've written it in a contradictory way [;)]

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10 years 6 months ago #406923 by canajanz
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What about all the people who do not seem to know the difference between BOUGHT and BROUGHT ??

(Last seen on a TVNZ news report)

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10 years 5 months ago #406930 by kaybe
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love it highgirl! No doubt they'd be stricten with embarassment to realise they had got it wrong.

Great photo at the beach too - nice to see somewhere in NZ there's nice weather lol!

Tomorrow is the day I will stop procrastinating.

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10 years 5 months ago #407009 by highgirl
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[;)] :D I'm sure they would kaybe! I should probably ring them up and ask if they were aware of it because I suppose when you look at something everyday you don't notice it.

canajanz, I always have to stop and think about that one [:I] but my mum told me that "you bring, you buy" so if I buy it without any "r" then I must have bought it - if that makes sense?

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10 years 5 months ago #407015 by kaybe
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Just saw this in a real estate ad:

"...With garaging for 3 cars, expansive level greased lawns..."

Do you think the lawns will be slippery?

Tomorrow is the day I will stop procrastinating.

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10 years 5 months ago #407034 by Stikkibeek
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Could be good for doing "wheelies" on1

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

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