Wednesday, December 05, 2007


From my observations – these are things to have or do in the city.

Tiny cakes and sandwiches; The afternoon tea is back! Somehow more leisurely than lunch – at three o'clock the day is practically over anyway. Dust off the bone china.

Long Island Iced Tea: Have one at Mea Culpa – the emphasis on one. A local bar-fly claimed his record was six – which I thought far from impressive, but after two my head fell off and rolled around the floor, so now think any more than three of these a death-defying stunt.

Rolls Royce; The city is positively teeming with these stately machines. How delicious!

Orange tan; I'm passing on this one. Think I’d rather go the natural way and get melanomas.*

Shoes on the side of the motorway; How and why do so many solitary shoes end up on the side of the road? Do people drive with one foot out the window? Is hurling one’s heels from a moving vehicle a substitute for using indicators? I have no idea.

Is this Roadside Shoe Phenomenon is a New Zealand-wide thing? Has it gone global?

*I've never claimed to be a role-model to anyone.


Amanda said...

bring on the orange tan for my pasty white ass!

Mrs Smith said...

Alright - but you must throw at least four pairs of shoes onto the motorway as penance.

Robyn said...

I don't tan - fake or real - so I attempt to rock the pale and tragic look. With disastrous results.

Drewcifer said...

The "Alabaster" look can be done with great aplomb when one applies a little taste and skill..

... Or so I'm told.