well, for the most part, it seems that the embargo on all digital media leaving New Zealand is in place still. sure, one or two images sneaked out over Christmas, but that's been it. until now, at the least.
Dad, known as a prolific photographer to say the least and thus must be hurting from the apparent inability to send regular pictures from New Zealand, has forwarded on a few pictures of what one can get up to at Old Grumpy's Gallery these days. what it is you can get up to is the unique chance to live the dream, so long as that dream is to pose for a picture and imagine you are either Dad or someone not too different from him.
yes, that's one of those ace, seaside feature type boards where you stick your head through the hole and pose for a most excellent picture!
pictures taken with those boards are always a good laugh and great to send on to family and friends. you don't need to take my word for it, though - here's Dad posing with it!
as for who devised and built this magnificent thing for my Dad, well, that's shrouded in a bit of mystery i'm afraid. Dad speaks of an unspecified "Geordie mate" who did it all, but apparently he has no name. unless i am very much mistaken, of course, and his name is Mr Geordie Mate.
well, whatever his name happens to be, he's rather talent and here's a picture of him during the early stages of constructing the above.
nice one, Mr Mate!
i am pretty sure that it goes without saying that if you are in the Mount Maunganui region, get yourself over to Old Grumpy's and get a pose done with this display!
be excellent to each other!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!