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08:23 am: First phone email post of the year
Welcome to the new year of phone postings. Three days of work, preparing end of quarter figures, before two weeks away. This means I have to be hard working while the others think it's still fairly quiet. Wednesday night saw flooding again, though we were saved the worst of it except for the rain itself and a very brown and angry Hutt river. The sun is out today, however, and we believe David to be in California on his way back to us. The last evenings have been fairly quiet, but then so have the mornings. Apart from the singing. Viv noticed yesterday that I am very short of suitable clothes for Vila, so I have a day or so to put that right. Some shorts are called for, and maybe a couple of pairs of socks that match my sandals. I've got my hat. It's mostly useful for keeping the rain off my head at the moment. In other news: icebergs have been sighted in N Z waters for the first time since 1948. Civil defence officers in Kapiti didn't sound the flood warning sirens y'day in case they frightened people.

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From:takahe
Date:January 6th, 2005 07:34 pm (UTC)
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-maybe a couple of pairs of socks that match my sandals.
Noooooooooooooo, Ian, noooooooooo, not socks with sandals /thud/
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From:vivh
Date:January 7th, 2005 12:55 am (UTC)

Sandals and socks

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Noooooooooooooo, Ian, noooooooooo, not socks with sandals /thud/

Ringbark knows that, he only wrote that to wind up all the Kiwis and Aussies reading! (Guess it worked!)

Mind you, I have photographic evidence that he was not always so wise!!!
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From:takahe
Date:January 7th, 2005 12:58 am (UTC)

Re: Sandals and socks

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-Ringbark knows that, he only wrote that to wind up all the Kiwis and Aussies reading! (Guess it worked!)

Yeah! He is a bad ringbark then! Argh!
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From:ringbark
Date:January 7th, 2005 06:07 am (UTC)

Re: Sandals and socks

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VERY soon after we arrived in Vanuatu, an Anglo-Aussie there gave us some useful tips, one of which was NEVER wear socks with sandals. Once it had been pointed out to me, it seemed to me that it was so obvious and I wondered why I had never thought of it myself. A decent educational campaign could wipe out this ridiculous fashion in next to no time.
I was also told what "bring a plate" means - it does not mean that the host is short of crockery. But we knew that already. However, we do have a supply of pommie friends who didn't know it...
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