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  • Nechtan

    Born today in 1944 Pete Staples bass guitarist with The Troggs.

    Born today in 1953 Bruce Hall bass guitarist and backing vocals with REO Speedwagon.

    Died today in 1972, Les Harvey guitarist with Stone The Crows after being electrocuted on stage by an incorrectly earthed mike.

    Today in 1975 Mud had their third and final UK number 1 with a cover of Buddy Holly’s 1957 hit, “Oh Boy”.

    Today in 1980 Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Against The Wind”.

    Today in 1986 Robert Palmer went to number1 on the US singles chart with “Addicted To Love”.

    • pisces8284

      My era :-)

    • Left Right Out

      Would love to see Bob Seger live… what a back catalog

      • sarahmw

        Apparently he owns very little of his music. His manager owns it. Sad.

        • Left Right Out

          I guess thats why he’s been on the road for 50 plus years

  • Carl

    pic

  • Nige.

    AL357 answered last night’s question with:

    ” I was driving”

    Do you consider yourself to be a good driver?

    Or don’t you drive?

    What is the longest you have driven for?

    • Goldie

      Have been driving for nearly 40 years, and have only had one at fault accident (and even that was debatable), have had a couple of idiots pull out in front of me though.When I was 17 and trying to get my first proper job, I drove from Motueka to Chch, had a job interview, and then drove home again… in the one day.

      • Mikex

        Did you get the job, you deserved to. I wonder how many 17 yr olds would do that now for a job.

        • Goldie

          Yes, I did actually! Growing up in a smaller town, it was necessary to go the hard yards, but my kids were brought up in the city, so not so much of a problem (although they still haven’t got what I would call ‘proper’ jobs yet).

    • dumbshit

      When my brother was battling cancer, I would leave Tauranga about 3am, and get to Masterton just after 8am. Work a 7 day shift on and then 4 off. Did that for about 5mths.
      Had a 1992 Nissan Sentra SSS, racked a few kms, at 1000kms a round trip.

    • Yes, I do consider myself a good driver.
      Longest, without a break, 650km in one stretch.
      With breaks, thousands of Ks over a number of days.
      I love driving, especially at night.

      • RightyTighty LeftyLoosey

        Same, love driving at night. Used to drive Akl to Wgtn and leave at midnight in one stretch not even toilet stop.

    • Isherman

      I’d call myself competent, but I’m not always that tolerant of those less competent. Longest single stretch where I have been the driver as opposed the passenger was from Matamata to Houhora, that was a long day in the seat.

    • JEL51

      I concentrate completely when driving, so much so I failed to see the 50 k sign when nearing Ahipara a couple of weeks ago. Some nice gentleman from Wellington has sent me a letter requesting $300 for my diligence.
      Having gained my first ever demerits points in over 45 yrs of driving, when returning from the Mainland in January, I thinking I may need to take very special care from now on.

      • Isherman

        Let me guess…the Kaitaia- Awaroa rd? They nab a few along that stretch I believe, and I would have been quite lucky to avoid one there myself last time I was up there. I went past the van and thought, damn that’ll cost me a couple of rounds. ticket never turned up.

        • JEL51

          I haven’t been up that way for a few years, was in behind a covered truck, so was really surprised to find we were on the Main Drag once we reached the intersection. I have hidden all evidence so I won’t hear about it for the next 5 yrs.

          • Michelle

            you are supposed to tell the insurance company if you get a speeding ticket

        • Michelle

          Awanui straight seen quite a few caught speeding along there

      • KGB

        I got a $300 lesson on SHWay 27 heading to Rotorua Hospital when my Mum died.
        The nice policeman explained that I was 2ks short of having the car seized under the boy racer act ?
        It cost me 80 points so I drove like a nanny for 2 years:)

        • JEL51

          The funny thing was I so enjoyed laughing at my childhood neighbour having reached the grand age of 84 was pulled up and presented with her first ever present from an Officer in September.
          I think you & I should go to a corner to meditate for a while.

    • XCIA

      The matter how good you are, there is someone or something out there on the roads that will cause you grief. That’s why I drive something substantial that can take a decent hit.

      • Nechtan

        The cannons under the bonnet help a little as well :-)

    • Dave

      yes, i do, but always take a cautious approach, brake hard prior to corner, balance car, hard in, power and slide out :) Or just chuck it in and slide round on gravel roads. Longest drive in one day, Adelaide to the nsw central coast, approx 1600 km, wife nearly killed me, she thought i had stopped for the night.

      In one stretch, only managed 614 km, was busting, so only a 5 min stop. Much prefer driving at night in NZ, but with all the roos, its nearly impossible here.

    • Glenn

      Consider myself a good driver. We lived in Wellington for 18 years and travelled north, Pahi/Dargaville twice a year (a little under 800km in one hit). Always travelled at night, kept the kids asleep – the youngest (the noisiest) always woke going through Auckland. Could guarantee that in summer, if the tide was in, Dad would expect us to swim no matter what time we got to bed.

    • phronesis

      I have the most remarkable driving skill known. I have never had a speeding ticket. I have slowed down in my old age but my personal best was a 100k’s in 41 minutes in a pretty average car.

      • johnandali

        I’m in my 77th year. Got my licence at age 17. I have never even had a parking ticket, a speeding ticket or any other type of ticket. Have never had a crash of any sort. Have done 2 years driving 50,000 km around Aust in a 4 W/D, towing a caravan. I also drive a rental around Britain for a couple of months over the past four years. No problems once you get used to the hundreds of round-abouts and the white vans. I like to take advantage of the 10 kmh extra on the open road and I give my full concentration to my driving. I marvel at how distracted, bad, and slow and extra-fast drivers and slow right-hand lane motorway drivers are allowed to be on the roads, but there are no real traffic cops to pull them up any more. I still follow my old man’s advice when driving – continually be on the look-out for bad drivers. And by the way, I learned to drive at a driving school. Have also had HT and motor-cycle licences.

    • Curly1952

      I have driven from Marton to Whanagrei in a day, and off course the petrol pump stopped working at Orewa didn’t it but the kind dude at the garage gave us his lone car to get the rest of the way – two adults and two kids in a little Honda to travel the last 2 hours – a big day!!

    • Mountie

      Not something I should be proud off but the longest trip with only fuel stops.
      Port Angeles Washington State to Bakersfield CA 1700 km in 16 hours.

    • rantykiwi

      I’m a good driver. No at fault accidents since I was young, dumb and 17. I keep the hoon mentality for the racetrack nowdays. No speeding tickets apart from a wee picture in the post from last Xmas eve for 58kph in a 50 zone (totally uncalled for, and nothing but revenue gathering). Not to say I haven’t been lucky to avoid them in the past – I got away without a ticket on KGB’s stretch of SH27 quite a few years ago when I was sitting around 170, and the cop’s radar finally locked in at a touch under 140. And I avoided a similar one on the desert road for reasons I may share here one day.

      The longest drive in recent years was Auckland – Christchurch in one day without a break other than a couple of hours kip on the ferry.

    • Old Kiwi

      I’ve driven Auckland to Invercargill in a day. 6 – 7 hours with a couple of stops. Driving a Cessna. Does that count?

      • Goldie

        No! that’s cheating!

  • Nige.

    Here is a song for my boy.

    Takes a min or so for him to start talking but its worth it….

    https://youtu.be/-3t1e4s2QhA

    It’s so hard to like someone who likes Obama.

    • Steve (North Shore)

      The Boss, good old stuff. No I am not a leftie

    • Carl

      There was a question on the TV programme The Chase today. Bruce has never had a number one single in the US which I found amazing.

      • Nige.

        Ha snap. That question was what led me to look it up which reminded me of this song which reminded me of the boys long hair as referred to in the speaking before the song.

        But you probably anticipated that.

        • Carl

          What answer did you pick? I chose Prince because I thought Rod looked to easy an answer being an English show.

          • Nige.

            Yes I chose Prince too. I knew Rod was hot in the US and I was damn certain that born in the USA would have been no.1 for weeks and weeks. It was such a big song back when it came out.

      • KGB

        Not even “Born in the USA?”
        Wow who’d have thought.

    • Miss McGerkinshaw

      Yeah but do you like all of your friend’s friends?
      If you do my reasoning fails but if not just think of it like that.

  • Ross15

    Well all our highly trained journalists cannot even ask one of their own ( Hilary Barry) if she has had talks or is going to TVNZ. Weldon has come out and said she has not talked to them. ( I cannot see any reason for him to BS )
    What a pathetic lot these so called journalists are.

  • Ross15

    I don’t waste my time listening to Parliament’s Question Time but I’d be interested to know if what TVNZ is saying about the PM being grilled and accused of “making stuff up” is correct for todays QT. Or is TVNZ up to its usual exaggeration.

    • sheppy

      It was a pretty pathetic beatup when I listened to it

    • pisces8284

      Corin just doesn’t get that people aren’t interested, apparently ‘we’ still have doubts

    • Left Right Out

      I didn’t see Q time and I just don’t watch the news….. But I thought it was to be all fireworks today… yet I haven’y seen anything revealing online….. yet

    • OT Richter

      I’m interested to see if Dennis O’Rourke gets into further trouble for suggesting the Speaker is biased. He and Winston ejected again. As per usual Key batted off the opposition like the mental weaklings they constantly prove themselves to be.

      • KGB

        They should start fining those who are ejected. WP has made a game of it and he’s simply having too much fun. $1000 bucks per eviction might wipe that grin off his face.
        If they fined A King per word we could repay national debt:)

        • Wheninrome

          It is a good way to get out of actual work and make the bar quickly.

          • MaryLou

            Heh you bet me to it.

        • MaryLou

          It may be a deliberate ploy, to be booted out when he’s had enough for the day. Like men doing the washing badly. I hear there are a few good pubs within spitting distance

        • Sally

          What is going on with NZ First and the Speaker/They have just continue on from when they left off before they went on holiday. Wonder if they are taking bets with each other to see which NZ First gets ejected first.

          • KGB

            Mark v Speaker just before the break was funny. I guessed it was Winnie bat-phoning instructions to hapless Mark :)

          • XCIA

            Getting kicked out is the only attention the Mark Muppet gets these days. Perhaps he’s trying to make up for never being mentioned in dispatches.

    • KGB

      No fireworks, just the usual desperation to make stuff stick.
      Winnie was in a good mood today, must be getting custard & peaches for pudding tonight.
      I love question time. It’s all theatre and dramatics. The sledging would challenge the Aussie cricketers on a bad day.

    • Keyser Soze

      I watched all of the questions to the PM. It was the usual ineffective flailing at JK. He is just too smart for anyone on the opposite benches to get one over on him. I don’t think Little actually listens to the answers he is given. The only time JK looked a bit lost was trying to respond to “Why allow any foreign investors to buy residential property in NZ?” There are plenty of decent argument but JK couldn’t find one. Little failed to recognised the weakness and went off on another predetermined tangent. He’d do well to pay a bit more attention to his opponent rather than blindly following his own narrative.

      • Keyser Soze

        I forgot to mention that it appears Barbie has been spending way too much time with Little. She got all hot and bothered over JK not embracing Labour’s healthy homes legislation and if looks could kill, the chamber would have been a blood bath today!

        I’m putting it out there for a new WO moniker for her – Angry Ardern!

      • KGB

        I think they have to stick to script which is why they often disguise the leading question as “does he stand by all his statements?”
        I noted Winnie tried to rattle Simpson today by claiming he had altered wording.
        Someone will know more than me?

        • Keyser Soze

          Yep clearly the leading question is provided to ministers well in advance, I wonder if the supplementaries are as well? I guess there must have to be a balance of enabling the ministers to be sufficiently prepared and a free flowing examination of the topic. Most often I suspect the opposition don’t want to give oxygen to redirection by ministers so try to stick to their script… It just makes them look pretty stupid sometimes.

          • KGB

            I think supplementaries are secrete so to speak, but it’s glaringly obvious they can’t think on their feet. The just plod along.

          • KatB

            Especially Metiria with her questions in Maori. Read, not spoken. Nothing natural or spontaneous there.

    • Wasapilot

      Have a look Ross, if you need a giggle.
      http://www.inthehouse.co.nz

      • Left Right Out

        I was pleased the JK finally had a crack at Little about meeting Big Pharma in Q.3. As KGB said below they really just stick to the script that they have written for themselves and don’t appear to listen to the answers

        • Wasapilot

          There is so much to shoot down labour and the melons with, I just have to think that the Nats are keeping their powder dry.

          • Miss McGerkinshaw

            I actually think they get to look more ‘statesman like’ by not shooting them down sticking to their knitting and hence not looking like kids fighting in the sandpit – or less like it anyway.

            As I don’t listen to question time so my comment is based on the comments here and what I see/read elsewhere.

        • rangitoto

          When JK mentioned Little’s Big Pharma meeting, I’m sure I heard King interject that they weren’t the government. I took that to mean that she thinks it’s ok for the Labour party to lobby for Big Pharma.

          • Left Right Out

            I heard her as well…. is funny how they can do whatever

    • kayaker

      TVNZ is totally wrong, as was ZB when they overplayed the ‘grilling’. I watched question time – it was cringeworthy. Shaw, Angry & Robbo made complete fools of themselves. Angry took so much poetic licence and made stuff up that he kicked own goals left, right and centre. JK was consistent throughout. Michael Woodhouse wiped the floor with the flustered Robbo. I detected the look of contempt in MW’s eyes.

  • Ginny

    A police question
    The police are looking at charging you for an offence, they take a video interview of you, then decide to take no action. Can you ask for a copy of the video interview? Can you ask for a copy of the complainants statement?

    • Nige.

      Yes. No.

    • Brent

      I requested a copy of interview and was given one.

      • Nige.

        I stand corrected.

        • Brent

          3 copy’s recorded and afterwards it was explained that 2 copy’s lock up. I asked what the 3rd copy was for and police officer was not sure. I asked if I could take it home to show the wife to avoid a million questions from her and he said No. But as I was leaving another officer came down and said this was my copy.

          • Ginny

            Thanks for that.

          • Keyser Soze

            One copy is the master that will play it court. It is sealed by the interviewing officer and secured until trial. The second copy is the police working copy and the third is for disclosure to defence. Technically the defence copy is disclosed to the defendant so can’t imagine why it wouldn’t be released to the individual once a final decision not to prosecute is made.

    • Skydog

      The Police are under no obligation to disclose when no charges have been laid. I guess if you don’t ask you don’t get. But don’t be surprised if your request is declined especially for the complainants statement.

  • Left Right Out

    Chris Lynch of ZB in CHCH just posted that some guy called Dr Duncan West (a Lawyer) will stand as the Labour candidate for Christchurch Central… never heard of him, but thats not a surprise as I’m still new…. I’m sure he’ll be the same dribble they roll out

    • Stuarts.burgers

      It is Duncan Webb, he has had a ECQ/ Insurance Bashing Column in the Press for the last few years, he was Chair of the Labour Party in CHCH Central when ̂The Duke of Marlborougĥ was elected MP, was an academic at Canterbury University then join one of the local law firms.
      Let the games being

      • Eiselmann

        Ah good another working class person who knows what its like to live paycheck to paycheck stepping up to try to get into parliment for Labour…oh wait

        • phronesis

          ‘Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Give him someone else’s fish and he will vote Labour.’

  • cows4me

    I didn’t realise Andy was back from saving the middle East till I heard him on the radio this afternoon, I wish he was still there after hearing the dribble he talks. He was been interviewed about the death of the small boy in Rotorua. And yes it’s all tragic and yes something must be done for those in poverty and yes the usual Liberal dribble but what got me was this question. “Do you think this is a predominantly a Maori problem?” silence then “well no I haven’t seen the statistics or any facts to suggest this is a Maori problem” . The man isn’t a leader’s butt hole, he doesn’t even have the nuts to state what we all know. And here in lies the real issue Andy. When you fail to address the real problems and continue with the politically correct crap you get the same disasters. Until politicians stop with this liberal disease small children will continue to die but hey what would I know.

    • wilson

      Well using their own data gathering methods. Most have Maori sounding names. So must be a maori problem.

      • Dave

        Obviously they are not using their team members natural abilities, Tywford is their expert on defining race by the sound of surnames!

    • Graham Pilgrim

      I wish I could “up vote” this a thousand times. I’m sick of this namby-pamby crap from liberal politicians. The problem is screaming at us. At least acknowledge that it exists!

      Edit: Spelling.

    • pisces8284

      It’s like when discussing why the Warriors are so up and down and ill disciplined. You just can’t say the word you want to

      • A Goldie

        Yes I can. It is because the players are treated like newsreaders

    • crigs

      It’s a wonder he didn’t say “the perception is that it is a Maori problem” seen as he is into “perception”

  • pisces8284

    A few of you might be interested to hear that my Trade Me listing discussed the other day sold just before it closed. Well pleased

    • OT Richter

      I bought it because I felt sorry for you.

      • Wasapilot

        And you know where Pisces8284 lives if anything goes wrong, here on WO ?

      • pisces8284

        My plan worked then :-)

  • Left Right Out

    True (pic)

  • Graham Pilgrim

    This bothers me. Does this mean that we have all accepted that Vic Crone is the “leading” centre right candidate for Mayor of Auckland?

    “I also wanted to let you know about our planned speaker for June, Vic Crone, candidate for Mayor of Auckland. It was fantastic to have had so many of you join us last month to hear Phil Goff. I mentioned at the meeting that I intended to invite both the leading centre-left and centre-right candidates and I look forward to hearing from Vic Crone in June.”

    • The Media Party has decided who the real candidates are, and the voters will now have trouble to hear much about those they have discarded.

  • Hard1

    All you ever need to know about why we are mistaken taking refugees when a much bigger human welfare issue is right here at home. What we have to come to grips with is our own problems, and address them honestly for what they are and hand out proper punishment, intervene with Maori leaders taking to the task with strength and support. This is so sad….

    “He was in their care for just two months, but it was long enough for three-year-old Moko Rangitoheriri to die at their hands.
    David William Haerewa, 43, and 26-year-old Tania Shailer pleaded guilty on Monday to causing the Taupo toddler’s death last year.
    He had been placed in their care by his mother who had another child in Auckland’s Starship Hospital.
    That was the same hospital Moko was going to be transferred to on August 10 last year after he had arrived at Taupo Hospital unconscious.
    He had severe facial injuries. His eyes were so badly swollen staff couldn’t open his eyelids to check his pupils.
    His stomach was distended. Bruises covered both sides of his body, he had bite marks on his face and arms. He was so cold it was impossible to take his temperature.
    He died that day.
    The Crown’s summary of facts released by Justice Graham Lang after the guilty pleas in the High Court at Rotorua, makes for disturbing reading.
    The pair began assaulting the boy as their animosity towards him grew, with the intensity of their beatings growing. They egged on each other.
    Other children witnessed Shailer punch, kick and slap him and one saw her bite him numerous times.
    Haerewa admitted abusing the child continuously especially in the four days preceding his death from multiple blunt force trauma.
    He didn’t like the child being around him and had slapped his face and body with either his hand or a jandal. He’d stomped on his back at least once.
    When the boy had soiled himself he had rubbed faeces in his face.
    The nine-page summary of facts said the main event that caused his death was when Shailer stomped on his stomach so hard on August 6 or 7 that he could not control his bowels.
    The boy could hardly move and was unable to communicate.
    Neither Shailer nor Haerewa did anything to get him help despite it being clear he was gravely ill.
    Shailer waited until August 10 to call 111 telling an operator Moko had fallen off a wood pile the previous day, suffering severe bruising.
    She initially told police Moko’s injuries were because he’d run headfirst into walls and the bite marks on his body were either from himself or his sister.
    His eyes were bruised when he fell against a bunk and when another child had pushed him off a wood pile, she said.
    She later admitted kicking him and biting him on the arm because he’d bitten one of her children.
    Both admitted manslaughter and a charge of assaulting the child in a manner likely to cause him suffering and injury.
    Outside the court whanau members refused to comment.
    The pair will be sentenced on June 27.”

    • Miss McGerkinshaw

      Couldn’t bear to read past the first few sentences. How anybody can treat a defenceless being (human or animal actually) like that is beyond my understanding.
      And yes lets concentrate on action, not words, to attempt to alleviate this misery at home before we help others. Charity begins at home and all that.

    • Dave

      Like the Kahui twins story, the same ….. Once were warriors aye. As I’m living overseas i obviously missed the huge outcry from Whanau insisting Maori need to step up and stop…… I missed Maori leaders saying WE must stop, and others speaking out on why they keep killing their kids at about 10 times the rate other cultures do.

      It would ONLY take a few real leaders to say enough, to get the ball rolling, to get others in their communities to speak, to correct the acceptance and silence. To start dobbing the violent ones in, to start calling CYFS, to START, Start breaking the cycle.

      If anyone comes across the news of this, please let me know, as I seem to have missed it.

      Its bloody sad, sad its hushed up and silently almost accepted.

      • cows4me

        I wouldn’t hold my breath Dave waiting for Maori or it’s leaders to step up the problem is pass that. I’m waiting for the calls for more social programs and it’s probably time for the old favorite to be rolled out “we all must take responsibility”, they like that one. Strangely I agree with the line but I suspect if the voting public had a real say on the issue they wouldn’t want us to take responsibility. This country has and is following a failing path, it’s basically liberalism but I can see no real deviation from this ideology so except more of the same. I see the way we view things as the ambulance at the bottom of the cliff I would rather not let people get to stand on the cliff edge.

        • Gaynor

          After Sunday’s Q&A interview with Judith Collins a Maori man on the panel said the statistics about % of Maori in NZ against % of Maori in prison ..”showed how the judiciary and police picked on Maori” (maybe not those exact words but close enough)
          Words fail me…..

          • jonno1

            That was Ngarimu Blair of Ngati Whatua. I had previously considered him a moderate and reasonably sensible; not any more. His comment says it all about Maori leaders refusing to take responsibility for their own.

          • Mighty1

            Is the Maori percentage in prison real? I mean that if a prisoner enrols as Maori then they get all the additional services, so the majority of prisoners enrol as Maori because they are not stupid. Being Maori prisoner means lots of benefits. To me they are all prisoners regardless of their skin colour.

          • XCIA

            I really struggle with the argument that someone is Maori when they are 90% mixed European and 10% Maori.

          • rantykiwi

            They use the “Maori” as an excuse for being scumbags well before they get to prison.

          • Raibert

            Apparently only need one ancestor who was Maori to claim you are ” a Maori”. Really stupid as it just means sometime in the last 200 years someone in their direct line of descent was Maori. Can be way more than 90% other, and still get on the Waitangi gravy train.

          • Phooey

            And you don’t even have to have proof. It’s nuts. This provides an excuse for these guys to be feral. If I was smart I would have enrolled my daughter at school as part Maori, if I had she would have been able to be in the kapa haka group (no whites allowed), and the school would have got extra funding to boot.

          • XCIA

            I recall a Maori “leader” in the late 70’s who ran a “Fagin” type operation around Auckland. One of his more enterprising blags was to entice pedigree pooches away from their homes in the Remuera area then demand a reward for “finding”them.

        • Mighty1

          Capital punishment for causing death of a child. Jail for listening to a child being beaten and not acting. Prosecute everyone living adjacent to the house. That would sort it out.

    • twittertit

      I was listening to Mark Sainsbury take calls on this today. The sheer anger emanating from people.

      I can’t believe they only got manslaughter.

      • Bill Hanna

        This kind of offending, again highlights the need for consecutive, not the present wimpy concurrent sentencing structure we have.
        If these animals were prosecuted and sentenced on each charge consecutively, then an appropriate length of jail time would be delivered, and they would be sentenced to eventually die in prison.

    • Muffin

      I think this warrants a post all of its own tomorrow. And what gutless prosecutor gave them that plea deal. Both should get sterilised, and life, real life not just 5 years.

  • Dave

    Special announcement to protect the health and sanity of regular ZB listeners Larry is on Holiday, replaced by Smalley – in the interests of your well-being and sanity, i recommend tuning out until Larry returns in a few weeks.

    • RightyTighty LeftyLoosey

      I could have done with that advice two weeks ago when Hosking was on leave and replaced by Jack Lame.

    • jonno1

      Happened to be in the car 6-6.45 today and to my surprise that segment wasn’t too bad. Just sayin’.

      • rantykiwi

        0800 LIFELINE – they CAN help you.

        • jonno1

          ’twas only 45 mins but yeah, it won’t happen again.

  • spanishbride

    Before Bruce the traveling Whale set off on his adventure lots of WO readers made generous offers to billet him. Many of those who offered have had him stay and have shared photos and stories with us all on his facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Bruce-the-wandering-Whale-428969713980392/?fref=ts and here on Backchat.

    I have posted a list below of everyone who offered to billet Bruce at the start in the hope that those who haven’t had him yet will send an e-mail with their address to [email protected] so that the next host will have a selection of locations to chose from when delivering or posting him.

    A BIG Whaleoil thank you to everyone who has taken part in Bruce’s adventures so far. It has been a lot of fun. I can’t wait to read his diary when he decides to return home.

    We had offers from:
    Wasapilot
    George Constanza
    Wendy
    PhantomsDoc
    Wheninrome
    Chef01
    Motella
    Christie
    Sagacious Blonde
    KGB
    Mark
    Spiker
    SteveWrathall
    Beckhamcrosses
    BettySwallocks
    Stuarts.Burgers
    Hookerphil
    Francis Urquhart II
    Dave
    JEL51
    STAG
    Dumrse
    essiep
    KatB
    RickH
    GetSpotted
    Bartman
    Stardust

    So if you are on this list or even if you are not please e-mail your details to [email protected] if you haven’t had the pleasure of Bruce’s company yet.

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