Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Dining Out in Napier

So, it seems that whenever I'm in Napier with work I have a bad dining experience.

After a pleasant enough pre-dinner drink down on the waterfront at Ahuriri (spying some of the Black Caps), my colleague and I headed into town into search of a curry house. And chose the wrong one.

I ordered a Goan fish curry, which I should have returned as soon as it arrived. The fish was so tough I could barely cut through it - it was like overcooked chicken!

Anyways, when we left the owner asked if we enjoyed out meal and I said I found the fish a bit tough (I was being kind). Then I asked what sort of fish they used... and if it was fresh. He sheepishly admitted that it was frozen terakihi - I think he knew all along that they were trying to get rid of some old leather on me.

And interestingly enough the West Indian cricketers were eating there too... I guess they won't be moving too quickly on the pitch tomorrow if they also ordered the fish curry ;-)

So... I ask you - where should I be eating next time I'm in Napier?

Monday, February 20, 2006

Wellington 'Eye'

So, anyone ridden it yet? Although it's smaller than the average Welly office building (and hence my view is from higher up) it does look amazing when lit up at night. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, February 18, 2006

I feel like a pig shat in my head

And on the topic of hangovers, Two Chaps Talking write about it brilliantly (along with most other topics. Cheers to Tom for introducing them to me via his latest Martini post).

Have just re-read the screenplay of 'Withnail and I', where (in the introduction) Bruce Robinson refers to his diary entries from the 60's, most of which start with a description of a hangover. One is referred to as having "biblical proportions". Another lasts 4 days.

What a trooper.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Great British Design

[Yes, I know, it's been a while...]

The BBC in conjunction with London's Design Museum are running a poll on the "Greatest British Design".

Kinda interesting as to what made the top 10 (what, no miniskirt? ;-)

Also interesting as to what constitutes the "British" criteria (Concorde = half French, WWW = funded by the Swiss etc)

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