Friday, 3 August 2012

Proud to be a Kiwi

There are times when I just can't help being proud of the nation where I was born. As assimilated English as I am (can't abide the French, addicted to strong hot milky tea etc) there are moments when I just KNOW I am a New Zealander, and proud.

11 comments:

Scrobs... said...

Lils, as a very special chum, I'd rather chat with you at any time BECAUSE you have some NZ roots, not despite!

They're (you're) all lovely people from NZ, and if anyone wants to fight me on this, I will win hands down!

And I'm a new pensioner...

Dick the Prick said...

Some of the kids just didn't try at all - that Ureni Beach one was tres poor, almost as if they forgot to do their homework and blagged some bog roll thinking 'that'll do'. The boxer one though was strangely compelling.

The bloody spokesman from wherever saying 'it's unacceptable' can piss off. Unadvisable maybe, but no wiggle room, no concession that other people may beg to differ - their way or nothing. It's these kind of ejeets that banned fox hunting therefore increasing the incentives for farmers to casually wander over to breeding dens and accidently execute entire broods. Hmm...teacher, leave them kids alone.

lilith said...

Aww Scrobs. You are very kind.

I am also excited because my cousin's eldest is competing in the World Rowing Championchips in Bulgaria in a fortnight :-) Olympics in four years? It is about time that branch of the family had someone representing the nation..so damned sporty! (Hard to believe we are related in that respect.)

lilith said...

Dick, the beach pose was minimalist I agree. The boxer is more inspired than anything you'll see in the Tate. Can you imagine the kids being handed their possums and instructed to take them home and dress them up? Fantastic homework!

This is something else they do with possums.

Nomad said...

As you know, NZ is one of my favourite haunts and most if anot all of the folks I've met haave been very friendly, helpful and courteous. Hope they are beginning to recover from those pesky earthquakes and getting back to something approaching normality now.

lilith said...

funny you should say that Nomad..Mt Tongariro erupted for the first time in a hundred years yesterday.

Nomad said...

The undeworld volcano gods must have been celebrating your Olympic gold medal!

Electro-Kevin said...

The flayed 'boxer' is especially gruesome.

Just returned from Portugal which, I swear, is dog country.

You would love it.

lilith said...

Hi Kev! Glad you had a good time..I went a few times back in the 90's and did indeed love it. The mountains smell fantastic...a mix of pine, rosemary, eucalyptus and lavender!

idle said...

When I do this on South Downs roadkill and send the picture to the Midhurst and Petworth Observer, they ignore me. Guess I should be thankful they don't send a SWAT team from the RSPCA.......

lilith said...

Idle, you should just hand it straight to Saatchi and ask him How Much? :-)