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December 25th, 2009
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Christmas Day 2009: Tapuaetahi

Filling in the time between opening presents and eating food, we go for a swim at Tapuaetahi beach, just north of the Bay of Islands. That's my dad and brother on the beach, mum and brother's sort-of stepson in the water.

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate!

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Date:December 25th, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)
Merry Christmas!

*Looks out the window at two feet of snow*

*Looks back at the monitor*

*Thinks about the song, "We Don't Know How Lucky We Are"*

You win at this Christmas thing.
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Date:December 25th, 2009 03:40 am (UTC)
You know I'm just trying to persuade you all to come visit, don't you?
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Date:December 25th, 2009 03:47 am (UTC)
Whenever Miche gets that transporter technology going, I am *so* there.
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Date:December 25th, 2009 07:35 am (UTC)
Doing what I can. It's hard to get the parts these days.
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Date:December 25th, 2009 07:11 pm (UTC)
I hate it when that happens.
Date:January 3rd, 2010 09:10 am (UTC)

Considering Tapuaetahi....

From: http://www.maoridictionary.co.nz/

(stative) be sacred, prohibited, restricted, set apart, forbidden, under atua protection.

(verb) to agree, give assent.
(interjection) yes - in classical Māori it was also used to agree with a negative.
(particle) Used to confirm or strengthen a statement, especially about bad or strange behaviour.

(noun) footprint, tread, the flat part at the extreme stern of a canoe.

(stative) be one, single, together.
(verb) (-a) to sweep, clear away.
(noun) sweeping action.

sacred broom?
clean boat?
single stern perhaps??
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