Onset of Summer

Old Oct 30th 2011, 6:18 am
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Glorious day today, here in the Bay of Plenty. Had the beach been open (Thank you Rena oil spill ... ) I'm preyty sure I'd have braved my first dip in the Pacific.

Instead I've wiled away an hour or two reading the Sunday paper, sunbathing in the garden.

Bliss.

Got me to thinking about the Summer.

This Summer I am adamant I shall learn to surf. I have a new board and friends to teach me. I just have to hope the beaches reopen.

Anyone have other plans for the summer? A first perhaps, a new hobby, tradition, dream?
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Old Oct 30th 2011, 6:50 am
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Did look tempting, had it not been for the raw sewage I might have been tempted.

Luckily I had my new binoculars to play with so I could spy on all the hot girls sunbathing [/paranoia plant].
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This summer I will be learning to wind surf
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This summer I will be learning to wind surf
Cool. I fancied kite surfing but I don't think I'd be strong enough ...
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Hoping to head out to Raglan to enjoy a few sun rays in the weekend ....
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Get the NZ government to pay me for the first bit of work I've done for them.

But on the serious side, aims/ideas for the summer:
Learn to use the boy's skim board before he does - great fun until you come off.
Go camping with more of our Kiwi mates in bigger tents.
Teach MrsL to fish - she can hold the rod but casting is a problem.
Make it through the summer season injury free.
Apply for Citizenship.
Buy a cheap bike off trademe and do summat with it.
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Buy a cheap bike off trademe and do summat with it.
Good point, when will they finish that cycleway?
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Get the NZ government to pay me for the first bit of work I've done for them.

But on the serious side, aims/ideas for the summer:
Learn to use the boy's skim board before he does - great fun until you come off.
Go camping with more of our Kiwi mates in bigger tents.
Teach MrsL to fish - she can hold the rod but casting is a problem.
Make it through the summer season injury free.
Apply for Citizenship.
Buy a cheap bike off trademe and do summat with it.
Nice list, I particularly like the teaching Mrs L to fish, good man.
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Nice list, I particularly like the teaching Mrs L to fish, good man.
only so she lets us go out more to the wharf

will never get her on a boat, although she caught more prawns than us four men put together down in Taupo last summer
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Cool. I fancied kite surfing but I don't think I'd be strong enough ...
Hahaha how much wind do you reckon it would take to blow you across a beach :-p
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Learn how to throw a knife (always wanted to do that)
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Figure out how to light a BBQ without using half a bottle of kerosene
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Hahaha how much wind do you reckon it would take to blow you across a beach :-p
depends which of her bloomers she is wearing - industrial support or natural ????
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only so she lets us go out more to the wharf

will never get her on a boat, although she caught more prawns than us four men put together down in Taupo last summer
I read somewhere that women are better at fishing due to their hormones (or more precisely they lack the male hormones that scare the fish off ). However Stephen Fry on QI says this is not true - just that sometimes women are better at fishing and people find this surprising so they have to make up an excuse. I'm not sure how much I trust his 'elves' so either theory could be true.
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