Day: July 22, 2017

Saturday, 22 July 2017

10:17 – It was 70F (21C) when I took Colin out at 0630. The days are starting to get shorter. The sun was an orange ball, not fully up over the horizon.

Heads-down work on science kits today. We have thousands of bottles to be labeled and filled, so that’s what we’ll be doing for the next month or more.

We started watching two new-to-us series on Netflix DVD, the Australian series A Place to Call Home, and The Brokenwood Mysteries from New Zealand.

We both really like A Place to Call Home, which stars the formidable Marta Dusseldorp. I don’t know if it’s just the character or the actress’s actual personality, but if she told me to jump, on the way up I’d ask “how high?” Don’t get me wrong. She’s a very attractive young woman, just not one I’d ever cross. The series itself is excellent, and we have all of the discs in our queue.

The Brokenwood Mysteries is a pretty run-of-the-mill police procedural, but Barbara likes it enough that we’ll keep getting the discs. We’ve watched a couple of NZ series before, but we’d both forgotten the extremely odd NZ accent. They pronounce short e’s the way most English speakers pronounce long e’s. For example, one of the characters was referring to a bunch of letters, which both she and the lead pronounced exactly the way we’d pronounce “liters”. It’s distracting at first, but we quickly get used to it.

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