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Archive for December, 2006

Merry New Year

Sunday, December 31st, 2006

After doing my washing and getting ready to head off back down south I rode the bike over my grandparents which is a lovely road without much traffic and lots of bends. For the evening celebrations my sister had all the kids over to where she lives at a motor camp (her boyfriend’s mother runs […]

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Clairvoyance and Coupling

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

After another day lying in the sun for a little bit and then lazing about I walked into town to meet up with my best friend after she had finished work. While I was waiting for her there was a body, spirit and mind exhibition in the memorial hall so I decided to have a […]

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Partying in Paihia

Friday, December 29th, 2006

I spent most of the day lying about the house reading and feeling slightly guilty about it. There are heaps of things that you can do in Paihia, swimming with dolphins, kitesurfing, parasailing, canoeing etc etc and if I wasn’t doing that I should have been catching up with a friends or spending more time […]

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Treaty of Waitangi

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

My grandparent’s next door neighbours had a couple of helmets so I took some of my cousins for a half an hour ride each. Brain Coles who is riding with his girlfriend Fie to Thailand sent an email saying how scary it was carrying someone that you love on the back of your bike and […]

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Nuclear free New Zealand and Ngawha Hot Springs

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

Today I rode my bike out to Matauri bay to see my cousins who are camping there. I rode the bike out in the rain and almost tipped the bike going down the last bit to the beach as it is really steep and bendy. I still find that I don’t go around some of […]

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Airport Service and Special Needs

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

My sister and her husband flew back to Korea on Boxing day to start work on Wednesday so we were up at five to drive the four hours down to Auckland to get them to the airport by ten in the morning. After dropping them off we returned my new shoes that I had bought […]

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Christmas and Crafts

Monday, December 25th, 2006

Merry Christmas to all my friends and anyone who has come across this website. On Christmas day we opened our immediate family presents and then headed over to my grandmother’s but as we had our family day on Christmas Eve one of my aunt’s families took the opportunity to spend Christmas day with her husbands […]

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Food and Photos

Sunday, December 24th, 2006

Today I rode out to my grandmothers on the bike in order to help clean the hall and putting down a hungi for my sister’s wedding ceremony. I gave a couple of my cousins a spin around the spare lot next door. Putting on a hungi is the traditional Maori way of cooking food. A […]

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Cape Reinga and dune boarding

Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

Every year that I come home my godson Fyfe and I do an adventure activity. This year we went up to the northern most point of New Zealand to Cape Reinga where the state highway one starts as a gravel road and the Tasmania Sea meets the Pacific Ocean. One the way back we went […]

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Who’s who

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

I have three sisters and this is the first time we have all been at home for Christmas in the last ten years and only the second time we have all been together in that time period. I am the main culprit as it is too expensive to come home at this time of year […]

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