Response: Hi Michael,
How are you?Its great to hear from you!Wasn't I the busy gril,no rest for the wicked!Had the time of my life!!Ireally had,I'd go in the morning again if I could.Returning to the work force tomorrow fro the first time in 8 months!Mind you its for only one day!We must meet up for definite when you come over to my nek of the woods. It'll be mighty catching up with someone that you met on the trip.
See you soon then
Response: Hi ya Jenny!
Hope you haven't been too busy,hope your still making room for alot of fun,no better woman.Well I'm back in Belmullet!Its great catching up with everyone.Hitting the town tonight.It should be good heading out again with the girls.I'll ring you sometime from Faulmore, I can't believe I'm home,the months flew by. You won't feel it til yur home too.
Response: Hey Kathy,
How are you and Paul keeping. Is it all work and no play for you,yeah right I'm sure your still downing the wine like no mans business. Last week now,I'm as well to make the most of it.
You have Figi and the States to look forward too so all your hard work in Melborne will pay off.
Enjoy and take care
Response: Hey Richella,
Hope you had a great time in the States forPaddy's and that you painted the town green. Had a very good night in Las Vegas.
See you soon,
Response: Hey Camilla,
Hows times with you in Sydney>Yeah I miss my travelling buddy too but don't worry we'll hit the road again when you come over here to see me,I'll definitey take you up on your offer as well!
Response: Hey girls,
How you keeping girls?Having a ball, making the most of the last few weeks.
See you soon back in Belmullet,
Response: Het Jeeny,
Hope all worked out with the house.Yeah I think the mini mes are class too.
Speak to you soon,
Response: Hi Jenny,
Hows times with you? Thats good to hear Laura is feeling better. Having a lovely time here in a lovely, hot Figi. Going on a cruise to one of the islands tomorrow. I was sunbathing today. My last chance to catch a few rays before I'm homeward bound. Imagine I got 10 bad mosquito bites last night. Typical I haven't had a bite in 6 and a half months and I get one now(they had feasting on you or Camilla so they missed me!) and I'll be going home with marks on my leg.Its only one they attacked too and I'm not complaining! Hopefully the tan will cover them
Talk to you soon missus!
Response: Hey Kathy,
Hows Melbourne treating you? Any luck with jobs? I think thats a great photo of you with the bongo thing,it just shows the great love you have for wine,a small glass would never do!!Say hi to Paul,
Response: Hi ye Caroline,
I did the skydive and it was fantastic!!One of the best things I've done on this trip. Abolutely loved it!I wasn't a bit nervous going up on the plane, I was more so on the ground, it was over too quickly. I didn't get the video either, we were a bit like yourself strapped for cash but we got the free dvd too and we always have the memories!More tahn likely myself and Mary will end up in some Irish joint, we'll sniff one out when we get there!A month today I'll be back on Irish soil, will definitely have to live it up on the last leg of my trip!See you soon!
Response: Your the bad thing picking on my lovely camera! Dinky Di got a little wet last week when I was climbing Franz Joseph but she's tough like her owner and she's bounced back! she may be ancient but not many cameras would bounce back after the soaking she got. I promise I'll put more photos up,I'm gone wicked lazy!More will be coming in the next few days!
Talk to you soon,
Response: Hi ye!
Hows life treating you young lady? Still having a ball. In NZ at the moment on the North Island. The South was just beautiful. Heading to Lake Taupo tomorrow where I'm thinking of doin a skydive!Its onto Figi in 2 weeks and then the States. Will be in Las Vegas for Paddy's Day so thats definitely going to be different.
Only 5 weeks left, it'll kill me going home.Don't worry I'll enjoy them to the full just like the last 6 months.
See you soon back in the bright lights of Belmullet,enjoy your Paddy's day session!
Response: Hi Jenny,
How are you my dear? Well done girl,you've really got the ball rolling in Sydney! So far New Zealand has been great. Scenery is something else!You know us, We never get up to any mischief,maybe that brat of a cousin of yours will,Miss Fragile herself!That girl needs no looking after,believe me!!Best of luck with college and talk to you soon,
Response: Hey Breege,
Yeah, I bet I missed a good one alright in Belmullet....(not).I'll get over it don't you worry!!Well I have to say I hadn't a bad one myself out here in a very sunny, hot and beautiful Australia!! I thought of you all back there freezing your arses off. Never mind at least your back to your beautiful class and a whole term ahead of you!!That'll keep anyone going....Only messing my dear! Good luck, don't work to hard!
I'll give you a buzz one of these fine days,
Take it easy,
love Deb x
Response: Wee Michael
How are you my ole friend! Fair play that you've still kept up with the life style you got used to while travelling i.e chilling and not doing any real work! I took a leaf out of your book and have pretty much done the same!Had a great Christmas and New Year in Brisbane with Jenny's family. It was strange being out here for Christmas in this heat. Best of luck with the job and everything else London has to offer.
Slan for now,
Response: Hi folks,
Happy New Year to you all.. Not a chance I'd be homesick, having too much of a good time. Weather is a scorcher out here,heading for the pool shortly. I'll be thinking of you all in the cold & rain in Belmullet!!We're heading into Brisbane to night for New Year's Eve. Enjoy your night. All the best for 2006,
Response: Hi Bairbre,
Ce a bhfuil sibh go leir? Nollag shona daoibh go leir siar ansin san fhuacht!Ta suil agam nach bhfuil sibh ag obair ro-chrua i SCM i mbliana!Bhuel taimid ag fail bais leis an teas amuigh anseo i mBrisbane ach nil muid ag gearan..Ta me ag baint an-taitneamh as mo treimhse ag taisteal..ta se ag dul chomh tapa ni bheith se i bhfad go mbeidh me ag dul abhaile aris. Ni raibh me ag obair ar chor ar bith suas go seo...seo e an saol!!!Bhuel feicfidh me thu am eigin i 2006! Tabhair aire duit fein, maith an bhean!
Slan & Beannacht,
Response: Hi Derv!
Happy Christmas to both of you too! Its a totally different Christmas to what we're used to at home in Belmullet!Fairplay to you for doing the fruit picking, I'd say its awful hard in this heat,you well deserve every penny you get. Myself and Jen are here in Brisbane. Its mad spending Christmas Eve by the pool. Well enjoy the xmas, be good and we'll definitely have to have a few drinks in Belmullet when we get back,
Response: Hi Richella!
Great hearing from you. O I know I'm having a mighty time.. my poor will be in an awful condition when I get home! Having taking very nicely to champagne out here and I've acquired a taste for wine.. mad into out here so as they say when in Rome.... Will have to put the pics up yet from Sydney. Had a ball while I was there, staying in Coogee going to PJ'S and all the other hot spots there. Have a great Christmas & yourself and Thompson better create some scandal for me. I'll do my best out here!!
See you in the New Year,
Response: Hello Anne,
Well how are you? Mog wa stelling me alright yourself and David bought a house. Congrats to you both. I kept meaning to text you. Its hard to believe its coming up to Christmas..Its 38 degrees today out here, a far cry from the weather back home. I'll definitely have to call around to see the house when I get back and we'll have a few drinkeens! Best of luck with your new home together, have a great Christmas and I'll see you in the New Year,
Response: Hi Jas, me ole flower!
How are you settling back into life in Tullamore? I bet Ger is glad to have his Shirley Valentine back!!God, it seems so long ago when we were in Vietnam. God Bless our Hoi An creations, I'd have been lost without them,I'd have been dressed in rags only for them!You know me Jas, I'm always good!Haven't had a job yet and if I can swindle it.. i don't want 1 either! Too right who needs one.. I might be chewing my words yet!
Enjoy the xmas, it'll have been a while since you were all under the same roof (now that the wanderers have returned) Best wishes to you all!
Response: Hiya Caz,
Glad to see your getting yourself ready for the sessions you'll be having in Belmullet.Has to be done.Christmas wouldn't be the same without them. The parties & barbies are in full swing out here.Myself and Jenny are heading up to her family for Christmas and we'll be spending the New Year in Brisbane and then driving down the coast to Sydney.We'll be like Thelma & Louise on our road trip! I can't believe how fast the time is going.. i'm gone over 4 months now. I've about 5 weeks left in Oz before I move on to NZ. Ye everyone tells me I'll prefer NZ and all it has to offer, I'll have to check that out for myself!Have a great Christmas, enjjoy the partying and I'll see you in the New Year,
luv Deb x
Response: Hey Mac!
Hows d craic?! Forgot to tell I've met the man of my dreams and I'm not coming back...you must come to the wedding in the new year! Not a chance! I'm into the Aussie surfer look at all,they all have long hair that makes them look like Albert Einstein! Heading to a big Irish pub to night in Sydney.. I'll stick to my own!Ye Mog told me you were up alright and that your looking as good as ever.Kathy's in gre you said hello. Grainne you know me.... I'm always good.
Bi go maith,
Response: Hi Mog!
Ye we had a mighty day at the wedding. It was great craic. Hope you enjoyed your party.Will give you a buzz over the weekend
Response: Well Rhona,
Great to hear from you!Still having a great time. Back in Sydney for the next couple of days..Had a brilliant time going up the coast.We did a little work alright on the tans. I'm not on the good ole margaritas anymore, they are a little too expensive for a backpacker like myself! some night I'm going to splash out though.It has to be done! No, we didn't meet the nice army boys and I was even in Townsvile but still no sign.Fair play, you've had a great trip. I bet you can't believe its coming to an end.I bet they are all excited at home. You'll have to knock Tullamore dead when you get back!Tell everyone I said hi.Enjoy the rest of your trip and have a great xmas.
Safe journey home,