i put up a post on the hand mirror last night about the impact of culture & environment on individual choices, and another one this morning about the so-called "no moan zone" idea that came out of an entrpreneurial summit.
tonight we went to the waikat winter show. i haven't been for years and wanted to take the kids. it was good night to be there, if you don't like crowds cos pretty much everyone else was at the rugby. so no queues for the rides, no waiting in line for your hot chips. but it was sooooo cold.
not much of a show though, not like i remember from my younger days. a lot of the stalls were empty, and there weren't many rides. i guess it's a testament to the fact that there are so many other forms of entertainment these days, and so many regular events where you can get similar types of entertainment. still, the girls went on something called "kamikaze" which looked pretty nasty but they claim to have enjoyed it. and of course we had to go on the dodgems, i absolutely love those!!!
but still, there was the feeling that the show was part of a bygone era and not likely to last too much longer. which seems sad really - even our leisure activities are increasingly being run by big business.