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About pomkitanner

  • Birthday 17/09/48

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    Whangarei NZ
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    Travel. we like to get away at least twice a year.
    I have a... er... passing interest in Cricket.

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    retired. Do a courier run 2 days/week

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  1. Old Speckled Hen

    It is exceedingly difficult to get excited about any imported beers offered by our supermarkets. The usual fare is the likes of Newcastle brown ale , so when I saw this for the very first time, at , for here ,at reasonable cost ( $4.50 / £2 - 500mil ) My interest was peaked . Yet to try it though .
  2. Old Speckled Hen

    Its a name I recall mentioned in a number of Pub posts, but long since lost . Recently marketed here in NZ although It may have been available for some time , and I have yet to discover . Obviously sold in the can, but it has to be better than the local fare ? ? Any comments from regulars ? Good or otherwise .
  3. The Archers

    Might I add to this , the national public footpath access , courtesy of the Kinder scout mass trespass.
  4. Friday joke

    A 54 year old woman had a heart attack and was taken to the hospital. > While on the operating table she had a near death experience. > Seeing God she asked "Is my time up?" > God said, "No, you have another 43 years, 2 months and 8 days to live." > Upon recovery, the woman decided to stay in the hospital and have a > facelift, liposuction, breast > implants and a tummy tuck. She even had someone come in and change her > hair colour and brighten her teeth! Since she had so much more time to > live, > she figured she might as well make the most of it. > > After her last operation, she was released from the hospital. While > crossing the street on her way home, she was killed by an ambulance. > > Arriving in front of God, she demanded, "I thought you said I had > another > 43 years? Why didn't you pull me from out of the path of the > ambulance?" > > (You'll love this) > > > > - God replied: "I didn't bloody recognize you." >
  5. Friday joke

    What did Bill Clinton say to Moniker Lewinskys' Serbian friend ? Ah you Slobbered on ( Slobodan ) Macockyabitch
  6. Lost Pubs from your youth.

    By all accounts its been a developing trend for some time then . Depressing. However from this expatriots perspective I still found the average English pub a pleasing social gathering place . Although some had exceptionally loud Noise that I gather now passes for "music " . I recall convivial conversation was the main reason for an evening at the local. No longer ! everyone busy checking the Fb page , fomo syndrome !!
  7. Lost Pubs from your youth.

    I grew up on the fringe of London, and recall many country pubs we would frequent in my teens . ( celebrated my 16th birthday in my local of the previous 2 years - But that's another story ) On a recent visit home I was astounded at the number of character old pubs that no longer exist. One especially was the Plough Inn, Enfield. I discovered it was demolished just a day before heritage UK were to asses it. Evidently a local builder did the deed overnight before authorities could step in . It was a lovely old pub, that absolutely represents all that is England , how many more have suffered the same fate ? Would love to find an old picture for nostalgia sake .
  8. Crew needed. Birmingham to Stratford upon Avon

    I'll be more than happy to help out if you pay MY travel costs, with perhaps a Chateaubriand thrown in for lunch !
  9. Advice for newbies

    And a Trunk goes in the Boot , should you be hiring a car also while here !
  10. Time share

    Now retired, I have thought about buying my own boat to spend the southern winter away in the North. But I would only be able to be away from New Zealand for perhaps 4-5 months of the year. Is it feasible to entertain the idea of someone reliable to rent/ share costs for the remainder of the year ? I thought perhaps a nominal charge of perhaps £50 - 100 / week . Maybe include a small bond to ensure only reliable applicants . I would look to find a liveable boat perhaps 45 foot. Just an idea at this point , but my question is would there be any takers for such an opportunity ?
  11. Advice for newbies

    Add to that Wyvern shipping out of Leighton Buzzard on the GU. Boats with 2 full bathrooms and I might add shower boxes that were appreciably bigger than most I have encountered . Additionally they also offer boats that have comfortable lounge chairs rather than the usual bench seat around the dining table , an important point when hiring for a 2 week period . I used them on my third hire this past May and found a superior level of comfort. Another point to consider over a 2 week hire is the overall cost . Some hire firms have extras added on to the brochure price . Wyvern and a few others are all inclusive . Important to compare apples with apples .
  12. Friday joke

    Joe comes up big on the lottery, winning £15 mil . All his life he had dreamed of owning a prestige car , so next day he casually strolls into the local Rolls Royce dealer. Being working class and dressed so, the salesman initially ignored Joe, until he remembered the old adage , never judge a book etc ! Salesman opens with the question , " Have you ridden one before ? Joe of course replies in the negative, so the salesman decides to give him the treatment and proceeds to explain the finer features of such a wonderful motor car . Firstly he describes the finer points of the luxurious interior , the hand sown leather seats, the beautiful walnut dash with gold trim, and every whistle and bell imaginable. He pointed out the push button starter, adding "of course a Rolls never fails to start first time ". Eventually they progress to the exterior where the beautiful paintwork is highlighted, as a Rolls exclusive - 16 coats of paint , each individually sanded before the next coat. Joe was to put it mildly , more than impressed . The salesman slowly took Joe from the rear to front not missing any feature that might impress his new prospect. Joe, examining the front fender, noticed an odd small hole, Whats that for? Joe asked innocently . Ah that's for the starting handle answers the salesman . Come again says Joe . !! the starting handle replies the salesman . But, says Joe you said a Rolls NEVER fails to start, so why does it need a starting handle ? Just a precaution , in case, says the salesman . Now wait on says Joe, either it does always start first time or it doesn't , Which ? Yes , starts first time every time says the salesman, the handle is just in case ! After going back and forth for some time with Joe getting increasingly agitated for a definitive answer, the salesman says Look at it this way .... The Lord gave you and I a pair of nipples , its unlikely that we shall have a baby , BUT Just in case !
  13. do you prefer tea or coffee?

    Coffee 2 cups in first half hour every morning, but only ground beans . Hate instant with a passion. Tea , usually mid morning and always Yorkshire , in fact I import a 1200 bag special about every 6 months . Cant get it don't you know !
  14. Lock etiquette

    Just wanted to clarify, we did have a wonderful time and met many, many very helpful ,friendly people. I accept the incident was likely a one off , just needed to know that. Also want to note how all on the forum have been exceptional up to and including our holiday . Special mention to Malcolm Kane ( Jerra ) who responded wonderfully to a special request. I had asked where I might buy Cumbria sausages on the net. Had no time in our week to trip north ). They were an integral part of my youth when I still lived in England. Malcolm lives in the Lakes and bought and mailed some to me at Wyvern shipping ready for our arrival. Never having met , I was impressed when he mailed them prior to my sending payment. Very trusting in this age . This was my third hire, and the above was the one and only time anything of the like has happened. For my two first time companions it was an unwelcome end to such a relaxing holiday. But they did also have a ball ( bit sore now though Ha ! )
  15. Lock etiquette

    The guy in question identified himself only as "Those of us who live on the water " ( part of the conversation ) He had no identifying uniform such as a lock volunteer might. He was also with who I imagine was his wife, who while not contributing to the conversation, appeared to support her partner. He referred to an incident earlier when other boaters had left gates open resulting in damage to the area to one side . ( unsure what this area is , but was dry , where it appears it should not have been ? ) He also had pics on his smart phone of said damage that he insisted I view . Just got the impression he had a beef with hirers ?