April 05, 2007
A friend sent this picture of me and two school pals Larn Wilkinson (on whom I had rather a large crush and sat next to in English sometimes, hee) and Irene Yardley, one of my oldest friends. I'm the goober in the middle. This picture was in the South Waikato News in 1989 because we had won a competition making an advertisement for Tokoroa. I love the headline "Tokoroa Magic!" The idea was to have a champagne bottle pouring out all the cool things about Tok into the glass. Things like the skanky made-man lake, a bit of reserve in a gully, etc. I don't know why Larn is holding a camera. Last time I heard anything about him he was a bushman in Tokoroa, while Irene now lives in Germany with her German husband and two kids. Irene and I knew each other for yonks - her mum also taught at Tok High with my parents, and they used to play very smokey long games of bridge on Saturday nights.