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  Reply # 1411370 22-Oct-2015 20:20
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Curly-Wurly. Walnut Whip. Dandelion & Burdock. Terry's Chocolate Orange. Can still get some of these in Pak n Save though.

Also - Hill Street Blues. St. Elsewhere.

Also. Both schools, both of which were levelled.

And miss public transport, especially trains. Small town problem.




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  Reply # 1411373 22-Oct-2015 20:27
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And miss public transport, especially trains. Small town problem.


+1 for trains. Used to catch the train in Wellington going up to Masterton to see my Grandparents. Loved getting a Hotdog from the Wellington station (Which sadly isn't there now)

 
 
 
 


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Reply # 1411404 22-Oct-2015 21:03
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Childhood memories

 

     

  1. Taking the car on the train overnight to the South of France and nearly drowning in the hotel pool near St Tropez (props to Dad for saving me!)

 


Did you actually write "...props to Dad..."? Aren't we becoming quite the colonial....

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  Reply # 1411408 22-Oct-2015 21:21
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SaltyNZ: Pit Stop II on the Commodore 64. Also, Summer Games. I broke many, many joysticks playing Summer Games.


Yep. for 38k free RAM, Summer Games was pretty out there.

Orchid Righteous 3D card, wow, then got a Hercules Dynamite 128 (Think it was Dynamite)

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  Reply # 1411409 22-Oct-2015 21:28
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Geektastic:

 

     

  1. Marmite (the English kind)
  2. Tunnocks Caramel Wafers
  3. Ready Brek
  4. Original Thunderbirds/Captain Scarlet/Joe 90 etc

 

Childhood memories

 

     

  1. Taking the car on the train overnight to the South of France and nearly drowning in the hotel pool near St Tropez (props to Dad for saving me!)
  2. Taking the car on the hovercraft to France - I always wanted to sit by the window on the HC but remember you can't see anything due to the spray!
  3. Being dragged to Saturday cricket games by my Dad and playing with the other kids (who we only ever saw at those matches!). We only knew the venues by way of the pubs that the team went to afterwards - kids were not allowed in pubs in those days (wish that was still true!) so we all got left in the beer garden to make mischief, with Dad coming out once or twice  to give us a Coke and a packet of crisps!
  4. Packing my trunk every term for boarding school and finally escaping the parents and seeing all my friends again
  5. Getting a right roasting for using my father's prized 17th century Purbeck stone sundial as a target for my air rifle...
  6. Mum taking us out to somewhere that seemed far away (but usually was only 10 miles or so) for ice cream and playing on the slides etc on the village green
  7. Dad snoring in his recliner on Xmas Day afternoon, stuffed full of turkey and still wearing a paper hat. Miss that one now he's gone.

 

I could go on. My wife persistently accuses me of relating everything to the past!


Pubs, yeah. Dad going to Takapuna or somewhere RSA, Im in car with food and raspberry drink every hour.

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  Reply # 1411461 22-Oct-2015 23:17
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rb99: 
And miss public transport, especially trains. Small town problem.


+1 for trains. Used to catch the train in Wellington going up to Masterton to see my Grandparents. Loved getting a Hotdog from the Wellington station (Which sadly isn't there now)


Wellington station was certainly there this evening, according to my wife.





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  Reply # 1411463 22-Oct-2015 23:21
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Geektastic:

 

     

  1. Marmite (the English kind)
  2. Tunnocks Caramel Wafers
  3. Ready Brek
  4. Original Thunderbirds/Captain Scarlet/Joe 90 etc

 

Childhood memories

 

     

  1. Taking the car on the train overnight to the South of France and nearly drowning in the hotel pool near St Tropez (props to Dad for saving me!)
  2. Taking the car on the hovercraft to France - I always wanted to sit by the window on the HC but remember you can't see anything due to the spray!
  3. Being dragged to Saturday cricket games by my Dad and playing with the other kids (who we only ever saw at those matches!). We only knew the venues by way of the pubs that the team went to afterwards - kids were not allowed in pubs in those days (wish that was still true!) so we all got left in the beer garden to make mischief, with Dad coming out once or twice  to give us a Coke and a packet of crisps!
  4. Packing my trunk every term for boarding school and finally escaping the parents and seeing all my friends again
  5. Getting a right roasting for using my father's prized 17th century Purbeck stone sundial as a target for my air rifle...
  6. Mum taking us out to somewhere that seemed far away (but usually was only 10 miles or so) for ice cream and playing on the slides etc on the village green
  7. Dad snoring in his recliner on Xmas Day afternoon, stuffed full of turkey and still wearing a paper hat. Miss that one now he's gone.

 

I could go on. My wife persistently accuses me of relating everything to the past!


Pubs, yeah. Dad going to Takapuna or somewhere RSA, Im in car with food and raspberry drink every hour.


I know - different countries, same problem!

One family used to bring their kid's PJ's and put them to bed in their Volvo! Dad was never that organised - they would finish cricket around 6pm and head across the village green to the Five Bells or whatever it was that week and that'd be them until kicking out time at 11pm. Then (in those far off days when breathalysers were but a bad dream) stick the cold, tired kids in the car and get home at midnight...! Starving because all you'd had for tea was a packet of Walkers Prawn Cocktail crisps and a Coke.





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  Reply # 1411464 22-Oct-2015 23:22
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Geektastic:
Childhood memories

 

     

  1. Taking the car on the train overnight to the South of France and nearly drowning in the hotel pool near St Tropez (props to Dad for saving me!)

 


Did you actually write "...props to Dad..."? Aren't we becoming quite the colonial....


I read somewhere it was an appropriate thing to say these days. Was I not correct to use that in that context?





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  Reply # 1411465 22-Oct-2015 23:27
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wasabi2k:

In November 2004, the manufacturers, Unilever, announced that the composition of Bovril was being changed from beef extract to a yeast extract, claiming it was to make the product suitable for vegetarians and vegans; at that time, fear ofbovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) may have been a factor.[citation needed] However, it now makes Bovril using beef extract and a chicken variety using chicken extract,[10] although the vegetarian formula is still sold in some areas, such as Australia and Hong Kong.[citation needed]


From wikipedia. My wife hates the stuff.

edit: Apparently they sell both in the UK, one is labelled "Beefy" and the other suitable for vegetarians. There is also a chicken flavour...

I had Bovril chips somewhere - they were amazing.


Yes we used to get Bovril crisps in the tuck shop at school.

There is no legal reason why the beef one cannot be sold here: I suspect our normal stock is piggy-backed off Australia who may still have some backwoods restriction in place...





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  Reply # 1411480 23-Oct-2015 07:09
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SaltyNZ: Pit Stop II on the Commodore 64. Also, Summer Games. I broke many, many joysticks playing Summer Games.


Yep. for 38k free RAM, Summer Games was pretty out there.



If Summer Games was written in BASIC that would be an amazing achievement :-)  
But I'd stab a guess they wrote it in assembler and evicted BASIC and a few other things to get the use of more memory.




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  Reply # 1411538 23-Oct-2015 10:00
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Geektastic:
Finch:
rb99: 
And miss public transport, especially trains. Small town problem.


+1 for trains. Used to catch the train in Wellington going up to Masterton to see my Grandparents. Loved getting a Hotdog from the Wellington station (Which sadly isn't there now)


Wellington station was certainly there this evening, according to my wife.

Still there this morning too.




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  Reply # 1411546 23-Oct-2015 10:14
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In keeping with the title, something from my childhood that I still love today, has to be Lego for sure.
I have a heap more now than I ever did.  Probably something to do with the fact that if I want it, I only have to justify it to myself (because I can is usually sufficient justification) and provided I have the funds, go purchase it.  :-)
Previously it was a case of whining to the parents at a suitable timeframe prior to Xmas or Birthday about it.




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  Reply # 1411572 23-Oct-2015 10:26
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Handsomedan: KISS

Recently went to their gig at Vector Arena, 35 years after the first time I saw them...epic. 

This time around I took my 10 year old son and started the family tradition of "Dad's first gig is your first gig"...



Hows that going to work out if your son has kids? Kiss will most likely be in a rest home at that point.

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Geektastic:
Handle9:
Geektastic:
Childhood memories

 

     

  1. Taking the car on the train overnight to the South of France and nearly drowning in the hotel pool near St Tropez (props to Dad for saving me!)

 


Did you actually write "...props to Dad..."? Aren't we becoming quite the colonial....


I read somewhere it was an appropriate thing to say these days. Was I not correct to use that in that context?


Oh yeah, totally appropriate these days, which is why I found it amusing that you used it :) Just my sense of humour getting the better of me.

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  Reply # 1413196 24-Oct-2015 14:47
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BTR:
Handsomedan: KISS

Recently went to their gig at Vector Arena, 35 years after the first time I saw them...epic. 

This time around I took my 10 year old son and started the family tradition of "Dad's first gig is your first gig"...

Hows that going to work out if your son has kids? Kiss will most likely be in a rest home at that point.

You never know - I took my daughter to see the Rolling Stones - third generation of my family to see them live as my mum & I were both born in the same hospital as Mick n Keef (but her earlier and me later) although I first saw them in Auckland in 1973.

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