Posts Tagged ‘ Major Blunder ’

History relived at Puketaha School

Sep 19th, 2014 | By

Puketaha School students took part in a recreation of the Battle of Mons last week when Major Blunder dropped by.   He writes about the educational (and fun) event for Number 8 Network. “AS WITH any performance the crowd was gathered, 110 Year 5-8 students of Puketaha School in this instance; sitting, listening, absorbing, raring to

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Bob Moffitt leaves school

Oct 4th, 2013 | By

Bob Moffitt started school in 1950 as a five-year-old, and never really left. “My wife tells me I’ve been to school for 63 years, and she’s not sure I’ve learned much in that time.” After more than 31 years as principal at Puketaha School, the 68-year-old is finally leaving the education system. “I’ll probably learn

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Ode to (chicken) soup

Aug 26th, 2013 | By

Nothing beats homemade soup, for taste and nourishment, or warming up the memories, says Major Blunder. Ah, Gentle Reader, what is it about soup that so stirs the memory and sets the stomach growling? And not so much the store-bought, high-tech, pureed, made-in-ten-minute, containing-unknown-ingredient-and/or-mystery-protein variety either. Rather the actual, homemade, boring, old-fashioned, cheap meal, filled

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Reflections on volunteering

Jun 5th, 2013 | By

Major Blunder ruminates on the importance of volunteers to small communities.  Long may they keep up the good work… Volunteering – the thing that makes small communities in this nation hum smoothly rather than splutter along fitfully, struggling to achieve anything more than the minimum. The very thing, Gentle Reader, that enables non-corporate charities to

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Major Blunder in Gordonton

Apr 12th, 2013 | By

– but not the type you think.  N8N was alerted to a visit to Gordonton by Major Blunder, Officer Commanding, Fifth Waikato Dragoons Regiment, Northern Command, Alf’s Imperial Army. Following on from a successful Battle of Hastings held  last year at Puketaha School, it is clear the Major is Up To Something. One understands there

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It’s raining!

Apr 4th, 2013 | By

Rain, Gentle Reader, Rain! Glorious, cooling, wet, delicious, drifting, dripping, persistent, and on a rare occasion, HEAVY RAIN, writes our very own Major Blunder in this reflection on precipitation. Not that this has broken the drought by any stretch of the imagination, but the psychological effect of water falling from the skies with intent after

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