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  • Hebe, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    Yay! Love those moments of happiness.
    (I'm still hovering on the edge... one day!)

    Just do it! Imagine those harbour and skies. All the entry-level DSLRs seem to be much of a muchness. The Nikon won for me because I have small hands and it felt good. Also I could immediately understand enough to take reasonable pictures. The body should stay with me as I grow in competence because it has a good sensor and 24mp, though I think that's more 10 megapixels than any amateur needs.

    I did buy a longer than usual lens: Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 ( now I must discover what that means) which should do me for a good while. Which all adds up to me having a lovely time today! Pictures not so fine but enjoyment levels very high.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2895 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell, in reply to Hebe,

    Nice! I'm saving up. (I keep telling myself this.)

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2090 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Rob Stowell,

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    So much is happening here on the political front, the mind is tired of media reports followed by replies from disgruntled Cantabs. It is high time one does sit down and have a cuppa. This one in Riccarton at Harris.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    So much is happening here on the political front

    Probably catch you on the 19th, 5:30 Bridge of Remembrance?

    Join us on 19 September 5.30 till 6.30 for a family friendly event to launch a new SUFFRAGE petition named 'VOTECANTERBURYKIDS', for our children, our communities, our schools, our environment our region- rebuild suffrage

    Now is the time for us to be thoughtful and to speak up for our children and our community in recovery. We need meaningful local democracy to guide the future of our local schools, city, and region.

    We have a right and a responsibility to say "no it is not right to suspend the ECAN vote

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2090 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Will see you there. On my way.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    Brilliant shot, Gudrun. :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3887 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell, in reply to Lilith __,

    Boulevard of Broken Dreams? Or just Broken Boulevard :L)

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2090 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Lilith __,

    It does feel like a place of full stop at times followed by a little dash now and then.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

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    The Odeon in Tuam Street, taken from St Asaph St this morning.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2895 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

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    Closer.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2895 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

    That new toy? Good work.Would not have recognized the building. Are you taking pictures tomorrow in St Martin at the new New World shop?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    I don't think so. Are you going? I shall be shopping and socialising at some time tomorrow -- I believe there is a decent espresso bar as part of the building.

    I forgot to say that the Odeon looks to be being demolished -- or as we say in Christchurch "rejuvenated" (copyright Ministry of Education Doublespeak Division). Not sure about that though -- the roof of the screen end is on the ground in Manchester St.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2895 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

    No i thought i leave this one for you as it is your nook of the woods so to speak. Anyway people were looking forward to the event and no doubt will be in the papers.
    Hope your children's school wont be amalgamated with anything nasty.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    No i thought i leave this one for you as it is your nook of the woods

    Don’t let my presence put you off! I’m not in any way a newsy snapper; I take what catches my eye and enjoy it. Current events are too much like work for me.

    A fact that interested me: the supermarket building has over 100 piles, each driven down to 20 metres deep. The piling alone took three months. It was amazing to watch: giant screw augers boring holes, thumpers thumping the poles down.....Tonight about 8pm the workers were still frantically putting the finishing touches to the place. Gossip tells me the chemist, Westpac, a cafe, and the old St Martins community library will be in the block of shops in the carpark. Maybe more?

    Anyway, it's our village square back; life here will immediately become easier, and more fun. The supermarket is one of those rare ones: human staffed by people you know, with windows to the outside giving a great view of the hills when waiting at the checkout, and they will get people's requests in stock, no matter how arcane. I avoid supermarkets usually, but this one does it for me and a whole lot of my friends.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2895 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Hebe,

    Fun of piles
    - for the whole family

    giant screw augers
    boring holes,
    thumpers thumping
    down the poles…

    (with a minor edit) I see
    a useful (and fun)
    kids' book emerging
    - go for it!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7881 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    I see a musical emerging.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Hebe,

    it’s our village square back; life here will immediately become easier, and more fun. The supermarket is one of those rare ones: human staffed by people you know, with windows to the outside giving a great view of the hills when waiting at the checkout, and they will get people’s requests in stock, no matter how arcane. I avoid supermarkets usually, but this one does it for me and a whole lot of my friends.

    Totally agree about St Martins New World, it's a treasure! Although it's not my local just now, I will be going there.

    And BTW Hebe, congratulations on your fancy new camera! I see you're already putting it to good use. :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3887 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    (with a minor edit)

    Hah! Excellent! My recovery from sub-editing is complete: a designer correcting my slack grammar. (You have no idea the self-discipline it has taken to reach the point of not obsessively checking every word i write anywhere.)

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2895 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    The St Martins Supermarket Experience: the enlarged carpark overflowed down the side streets, the supermarket was full of people wandering with content little smiles around knots of importancies in the regulation black Icebreaker clobber, queues for the fresh ciabatta, gossip was good. All is well.

    Had you told me three years ago that a supermarket was A Very Important Thing in my life, I would have laughed. You don't know what you've got unitl it's gone for nineteen months...

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2895 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    On the way to the new supermarket in St Martin's

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Impressive wine section.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Cheese Emporium.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Delicatessen.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Self checkout if you are in a hurry

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    Glorioso!

    The supermarkets I deal with (Hokitika & Oamaru) are nowhere near so well-stocked and laid out - may all the rebuilds be as good as this-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

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