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Sunday, February 03, 2008

Maalie on a Mission

Maalie deserves a break. He is on a mission to the Spanish Pyrenees on a quest for the Bonebreaker. A report will follow upon return, about 12 February. Regards to all.


Blogger lorenzothellama said...

You never did tell us exactly what a bonebreaker is. It sounds like an old fashioned early bicycle.

3:11 pm  
Blogger Kiwi Nomad 2008 said...

We'll be able to franglais in the comments boxes to our blood-pumps' content then :-)

6:26 pm  
Blogger Magdalene said...

Yes, what exactly is a bonebreaker? The mind boggles.

7:27 pm  
Anonymous May said...

Have a nice holiday!

7:57 pm  
Blogger Martin Stickland said...

Have a great trip (any room for a small one in your baggage?)

10:31 pm  
Blogger lorenzothellama said...

Mainenant Kiwi, nous parlons le franglais quand Maalie est dan espagnole avec Raelha et son desosser de fracture. Il ne aime pas les chats de Raelha parce que ils chasent les oiseaux. Elle a trois de chats.

Aurevoir Kiwi,
de Lorenzo.

10:57 am  
Blogger Raelha said...

Lorenzo, oui, c'est vrai. Je n'ai dit rien aux chats de Maalie et son voyage en Espagne. C'est mieux qu'elles sont dans l'ignorance. Mais elles chassent plus les souris. Hier elles nous ont laisse un tres grand dans la cuisine - le grand roi des souris. Puf, il faut que j'etudie plus le francais, parce que chaque fois que j'intente penser d'un mot, je pense en espagnol.

5:14 pm  
Blogger lorenzothellama said...

Raelha ma chere, nous sommes ecrit dans franglais ne degree pas standard francais!
Je suis une personne simple et je ne comprends pas tout de ta mots.

Est ce-que ta chats chassent les souris ou sourire?

Lorenzo la llama.

6:12 pm  
Blogger Kiwi Nomad 2008 said...

Gosh lorenzo... nous can parler beaucoup en franglais avant que le fevrier 12 quand le maalie retournera. Nous avons beaucoup de jours pour causer le havoc. C'est tres bon!
Aujourd'hui je go a voir un exhibition sur whales et l'evolution sera la.

6:21 pm  
Blogger lorenzothellama said...

oo la la Kiwi! Un exhibition de whales hey? Non exhibition de pay de galles?

Les fundamentalists n'aime pas les exhibitions de evolution, ne c'est pas?

7:27 pm  
Blogger Kiwi Nomad 2008 said...

Il y avait beaucoup des signes d'evolution dans l'exhibition about whales lorenzo! Il y avait un series de skeletons des autres pays showing comment bones ont changes. C'etait tres interessant.

Quelques fundamentalistes pensent que la terre est seulement quatre milles ans old. Je pense que ca c'est ridiculous.

4:49 am  
Blogger simon said...

it seems Maalies fly at really high altitudes judging by his photo!

6:12 am  
Anonymous Maalie in Spain said...

I shall look forward to deleting all these off-topic comments when I get back home!

7:07 am  
Blogger Metamatician said...

Balls to all the French commentary, I just want to know if Maalie has found his runcible bird yet.

8:07 am  
Blogger Raelha said...

Meta, you just don't want your comment delected!

8:49 am  
Blogger lorenzothellama said...

Oui, les balles a tout le comments sur les oiseaux.

8:54 am  
Blogger Kiwi Nomad 2008 said...

Nothing off-topic about whales. Didn't birds descend from whales? Oh no... hold on, wait a minute... ummmm... make that from some dinosaurs... Never mind. It makes a mess of the comments boxes for maalie anyhow. And we still have quite a few more days to mess around in here, whether it be in franglais or boring old English!
Maintenant... pour continuer le franglais.

8:59 am  
Blogger Kiwi Nomad 2008 said...

okey dokey here is some nice birdy stuff for you maalie:
"A previously unknown sub-species of bird has been discovered in the southern grasslands of Nepal, scientists say.

The bird is a warbler with a very long tail and slender beak and has been named the Nepal Rufous-vented Prinia.

Scientists say the bird provides an important geographical link between previously-known varieties in Pakistan and India.

But they warn its tiny population means the sub-species is endangered.

The bird was first spotted in 2005 in a wetland area.

But it is only now that taxonomists have decided it is distinctive enough to be described as a separate sub-species. "

9:26 am  
Blogger Metamatician said...

Raelha, I'd love to have it delected, if you find it delectable.

11:52 am  
Blogger lorenzothellama said...

Kiwi, cette petit oiseaux est feathers left behind par un sherpa Nepalese quand il monte la Annapurna avec le mountaineer celebre, Sir Ed Hilary, the Viking fameurse.

12:40 pm  
Blogger Gledwood said...

Be careful in those Pyrenees... aren't they full of ETA terrorists..??

1:51 pm  
Anonymous Maalie in Spain said...

I can't sign in using my palmtop. No, haven't seen the runcible bird, going to the Pyrenees on Thursday. Saw Balearic Shearwater today.

5:31 pm  
Blogger Kiwi Nomad 2008 said...

I think that is absolutely wonderful news that you can't sign in. We franglais-ers don't want to be deleted yet! We want to continue making a mess of your comment boxes...don't we lorenzo!!!

6:34 pm  
Anonymous May said...

Poor Maalie! What you're doing to his blog is not fair.

9:02 pm  
Blogger lorenzothellama said...

Oui certainment Kiwi! Il y a ne topic pas sur cette posting so nous n'avons pas peuvre aller off topic. So la Maalie.

9:15 pm  
Anonymous Maalie in Spain said...

Thank you May, you are very considerate! Today I saw the cathedral with the biggest knave in Christendom in Girona'. May not be able to log on after tomorrow evening as we change hotels. Be good and don't abuse my blog!

10:04 pm  
Blogger Kiwi Nomad 2008 said...

maalie.... vous etais dans une cathedrale??/ Ca, c'est tres catholique en espagne!
Alors, peut-etre je serai dans la meme cathedrale en juin.... main peut-etre pas! Que sera, sera!

2:34 am  
Blogger Kiwi Nomad 2008 said...

knave or nave maalie? Or both?

2:35 am  
Blogger Metamatician said...

I'm not "in Christendom" or else I'd have the biggest one.

6:57 am  
Blogger lorenzothellama said...

Meta, tu as un grand un?

Maalie, certainment tu es un Catholic garcon bon!

8:17 am  
Blogger Kiwi Nomad 2008 said...

Actually, since he is in Spain... he is more like a peregrino catolico ;-)

9:17 am  
Blogger Raelha said...

Meta, nous esperons ta response avec interet.

Delectable. Desde luego. Que quieres que te haga?

9:24 am  
Blogger Metamatician said...

Voy a seguir su ejemplo...

10:37 am  
Blogger Metamatician said...


10:38 am  
Blogger Ellee Seymour said...

You are a dirty stop out ;-) I hope your mission is successful.

5:38 pm  
Blogger Viking Warrior said...

Ye should all be speaking Scandanavian, so you should.

6:27 pm  
Anonymous Maalie in Spain said...

Stuart wanted to drag me away from the swamps this afternoon so he could go back to 'Old Girona' to see some buildings in daylight. I told him we didn't come all this way just to see some buildings, and there are plenty of buildings to see in England.

6:39 pm  
Blogger Raelha said...

Maalie, you should have a look round Girona, if only briefly - there are plenty of birds to see in England too.

9:19 am  
Blogger lorenzothellama said...

I'm surprised he didn't say 'navel'.

3:31 pm  
Blogger Metamatician said...

You women should stop referring to yourselves as "birds." It's sexist and went out with the 60s in polite society.

4:02 pm  
Blogger simon said...

maalie loaths only 2 things in life:- one is motor vehicles ( and anyone who talks about them)

Two is buildings.....

11:11 pm  
Blogger Ted M. Gossard said...

Hope you're making good progress on your venture. It sure sounds to me like it must be warm there, warmer there than here, anyhow. I guess I easily think about warmth, and imagine where you're at to be so, since we're getting a little winterfried here.

Look forward to pics and your thoughts on what you are doing.

8:01 am  
Blogger Kiwi Nomad 2008 said...

ted... y'all are in the wrong hemisphere for warmth. Nice and warm here down under ;-)

8:05 am  
Blogger lorenzothellama said...

Mais oui Kiwi mais il est hiver ici, mais maintenant il will est ete et tu will es en hiver!

8:17 am  
Blogger Kiwi Nomad 2008 said...

Non non non lorenzo..... parce que le 8 avril je serais en Paris. Je will skip l'hiver en NZ!

8:19 am  
Blogger Viking Warrior said...

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10:26 am  
Blogger lorenzothellama said...

Mais oui Kiwi. J'oublie. Tu viens pays de paella pour ta grande promenade!

10:28 am  
Blogger lorenzothellama said...

Maalie's seen a bustard!

5:36 pm  
Blogger lorenzothellama said...

Maalie has seen his bonebreaker! I quote:
"you may report that on day 6 after an arduous ascent from Camp 3 with rations exhausted and brandy cask dry, we finally found the bonebreaker".

2:51 pm  
Blogger Metamatician said...


5:29 pm  
Blogger Kiwi Nomad 2008 said...

Good on ya maalie... you have given us a great reason for more gallivanting around in your comment box ;-)

5:32 pm  
Blogger lorenzothellama said...

Mais oui Kiwi, tu peur gallivant avec gusto.

5:41 pm  
Blogger NaNcY said...

isn't it about time you are to head home?

7:20 pm  
Blogger simon said...

I agree and start behaving like a normal retiree!!!! ahahahahahahahah!!! ;o)

and get rid of that boyish enthusiasim

10:51 pm  
Blogger Kiwi Nomad 2008 said...

nahhhh simon, I am sure he will be back to this part of the world soon.... just as soon as they bring in some 1 Euro fares..that's all here needs!

6:31 am  
Blogger Kiwi Nomad 2008 said...

Maalie needs to go to the Chatham Islands next. There has just been some scientific excitement there. Some scientists (from Monash in OZ- not sure if from anywhere else too) went there to look for dinosaur fossils about 65myo. They found those. They also found a newly exposed piece of coastal shelf that seems to date back to when we split from Gondwanaland, and on it they got very excited because they found some very very old bird fossils. They are keeping coy about what the birds are for now, but it seems they have some ideas.... So, are you to the Chathams next Maalie?

4:58 pm  
Blogger lorenzothellama said...

No certainly not Kiwi. You will just upset his idea of Noah and his ark by poluting his blog with tales of fossils.

6:38 pm  
Anonymous Jemima said...

Hola Tio!

Soy Jemima. Espero que cosas estan felizes en Espana.

Ven a visitarme! Hay muchos pajaros.

(come and visit me! There are lots of birds)


1:58 pm  
Blogger Halfmom, AKA, Susan said...

Glad you're safely home and found your bird.

4:08 pm  
Blogger Magdalene said...

Come on then. It's Feb 12th and your faithful readers demand proof of the legendary bonebreaker.

7:29 pm  
Blogger Ellee Seymour said...

Wow, 60 comments, I#m impressed. I hope you have a safe journey home.

10:14 pm  
Blogger Metamatician said...

Don't be too impressed, I've a feeling half these comments or more are soon to be deleted.

10:49 pm  

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