New Zealand has the highest number of magazines per capita in the world. If you don’t believe me check out this “best-seller” I snapped in a petrol station store. Lord of the Flies springs to mind.
In case you can’t see it the subtitle says “Dedicated to New Zealand’s 25,000 pig hunters” and there have been 111 editions of this bi-monthly.
On a brighter note the piano has arrived! After more than a week of begging the Salvation Army shop finally managed to get three portly blokes to grunt around the driveway and deliver the beauty – without incident. I initially asked them to carry it up the stairs and put it in the lounge but the physics of the piano and the biology of the people involved made it obvious that it was never going to happen. So instead we have parked it in the garage which is dry and insulated.
It is a thing of beauty. A Yamaha in almost perfect condition. There are a few scuffs around the edges, but she is mechanically sound and in reasonable tune. Other than the week-long wait I cannot believe anyone else would have been lucky enough to get this one for R4,250 or $850. It is undervalued by at least half. So an heirloom is born. And neighbours who were once friendly are soon to be alienated…