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My spoutings about bad driving and driving etiquette have fired up a few of you to pass on what is really bugging you out on our roads.
My late, great mate Dave Moore - former motoring editor for Fairfax and The Press - was giving me a lift home along Fendalton Rd in Christchurch in some swanky car one afternoon.
We pulled up at the traffic lights and in the next lane was a woman driving a car with something balanced on and spread across the steering wheel. On closer look, it was a book of Sudoku puzzles or the like. And she carried on working on her puzzle after the lights had turned green and we had both driven off. Incredible.
Owen Kreft, of Tomahawk in Dunedin, emailed to say he plays a game on his regular route home from work.
''That's a distance of 4.7km through Dunedin suburbia. I count the cars parked facing the wrong way.
''It's not uncommon to have one, two or three parked facing the oncoming traffic. But my 'winning' high score so far is six - I will be quite happy if that score is not beaten.''
I'm sure Owen would enjoy playing his game on the cramped side-streets of suburban Britain! You'd be in the hundreds very quickly.
Ian Arthur wrote about traffic but also to say he liked the photo of the flower-filled verge in Waverley.
''While not exactly a verge, when you are next in the area take a look at the islands in the middle of Kaikorai Valley Rd, from Stone St to the south end.
''It is an absolute disgrace, where people have chosen to drive across the island rather than drive a few metres to either an intersection or break in the island.
''I have witnessed this happen and some of the worst are those in four-wheel-drive vehicles who seem to consider it their right to do this.''
Yep they do and they are truly irritating. Thanks for getting in touch.
After seeing a photo of a leopard seal in Oamaru recently, and reading of a query about what they eat, John de Waal got in touch with some facts about nature doing what nature does and a conundrum I have never really considered before.
''Some 30-odd years ago, we had one, firstly on our patio and then on a reserve right next to us for several days, regurgitating hoiho which it had consumed in sufficient quantity to make itself sick.
''It's safe to say penguins are a favourite meal for leopard seals.''
I've always been an aficionado of clouds and especially love those furious, foaming formations that accompany cold fronts up the coast.
Peter Hall, of Lawrence, has sent in what I think is one of the best photos I have seen of such a southwesterly squall.
''I've been looking at the cloud/weather photos every day in the column,'' he says, ''and recalled this photo I took in December 1985 when we lived at Pukehiki, on the [Otago] peninsula''.
''I saw this weird cloud approaching up the harbour and rushed out with the camera. This is the second of three I took, and shortly after we were right in the middle of the monster.
''Our house in Pukehiki was boomerang shaped, and we had hail hitting the house on EVERY side. Somehow some must have gone under the corrugated iron just above the spoutings while hitting the outside horizontally, as we had water running down the walls inside the house, in places, on all sides.
''I recall it was pretty terrifying at the time, but it passed through fairly rapidly.
''Afterwards there was hail on the ground 10cm deep and bright sunshine followed.
''All seasons in one day. That's Dunedin for you.''
What a cracker! Thanks Peter. And on that note, have a great weekend.