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  • Cocktail: A Walk in the Park

    Last post: SJPONeill on 10.10.17 at 08:25 | Started by SJPONeill on 10.10.17

    A long shot but in the early/mid-80s, at the old Coachman Hotel in Christchurch, they used to serve a cocktail called A Walk In The Park. Apparently it was the creation of one of the staff there. All I can remember is that it had Frangelico in it, possibly a fruit juice, possible vodka and Malibu, and was garnished with jelly crystals around the rim of the glass...

    Anyone remember this and might remember the recipe...? More about Cocktail: A Walk in the Park

  • Netflix or Lightbox?

    Last post: SJPONeill on 10.10.17 at 08:23 | Started by peter on 12.05.15

    Got Netflix free for a year and Lightbox through Spark...the slection on Netflix is bar far and away the better one...interfaces are much the same between the two but I also like that my Sony Bluray player has the Netflix app so I can access directly instead of messing around with my phone, computer ets... More about Netflix or Lightbox?

  • Old flag or new

    Last post: SJPONeill on 04.04.16 at 15:03 | Started by nzbear on 07.09.15

    The time for a new flag is when there is a substantial change to ourselves as a nation e.g. if we became a republic, annexed Australia or sliced off Auckland...until that point, the exercise is pretty pointless and without the catalyst of major chnage is a process we can distract ourselves with endlessly... More about Old flag or new

  • Dog or cats?

    Last post: SJPONeill on 04.04.16 at 15:01 | Started by Gabser on 23.06.14

    Backing on to a national park, cats are out: too predatory...we have two great dogs who couldn't catch a cold...so it's an easy decision. If we were back in town, we'd still be opting for dogs: way more character and loyalty: cats always just look at you funny: you're never sure whether they're saying 'nice dinner' or 'I'm going to get all of you while you're sleeping'.... More about Dog or cats?

  • Win The Storyteller's Secret $34.99 by Carmine Gallo

    Last post: SJPONeill on 04.04.16 at 14:58 | Started by David on 01.03.16

    Storytelling...an undersold skill... More about Win The Storyteller's Secret $34.99 by Carmine Gallo

  • Man Bags

    Last post: SJPONeill on 20.07.15 at 11:45 | Started by Shaun on 30.06.14

    Don't really wear a suit much these days unless someone has died so a back pack works for me - one with plenty of pockets so I can be semi-organised, and also means I can carry a reasonable amount of shopping, book for the bus, etc. More about Man Bags

  • Best city for a night out?

    Last post: SJPONeill on 20.07.15 at 11:44 | Started by TommyTyrant on 13.05.15

    Have to be Wellington, especially in summer when you can work your way from Shed 5/Dockside end along the water front to end the night in Courtney Place...easy taxi home... More about Best city for a night out?

  • Steamed over boiled veges

    Last post: SJPONeill on 20.07.15 at 11:42 | Started by nzbear on 03.04.13

    Definitely steamed...quicker and easier and as others have also said lots of different ways to play with the flavours...having said that though the air fryer is giving the steamer a run for its money at the moment - jury is still out... More about Steamed over boiled veges

  • Where do you get your caffeine hit?

    Last post: SJPONeill on 20.07.15 at 11:40 | Started by Kiwi Gas on 13.09.14

    Best coffee I ever had was in Brisbane in 2012...a little breakfast bar just around the corner from where we were meeting...did a great bacon and egg sarny too...Back in NZ, i tend to make my own in the morning and only buy coffee if it is as part of a meeting...unless I really know the place there is now just too much quality range between cafes and even barristas in cafes... More about Where do you get your caffeine hit?

  • Win Troll Mountain by Matthew Reilly $24.99

    Last post: SJPONeill on 20.07.15 at 11:37 | Started by Lee on 20.07.15

    Enjoyed all his other books... More about Win Troll Mountain by Matthew Reilly $24.99

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