Response: Hey hey chums, happy new year to you both! Thankfully incident free since our return, H is almost fully healed aided of course by copious amounts of food and drink over festive period! Shame about the holiday cyclones, excuse to crack on and have another holiday I reckon. Love to you both, hope you have a cracking 2008 H&Vogxx
Response: We're almost home - in our heads half way there I think. H has had a minor bike accident to add more excitement to the end of the journey and ended up in a field from the road over a wire fence - wikkid skills from the H, hurt her finger pretty bad but on the mend. Just a week to go ho hum time to enjoy the sights and sounds of Hong Kong - lots of tasty food me thinketh (rumble rumble)... Big love H&V
Response: Good news, the bikes turned up and we are back on 2 wheels - sweet! Sounds like we headed south at the right time enjoy the rain... I shouldn't joke as we're in Tazzy at the mo and could downpour at any given moment. Don't work too hard and will email you when we get back to the UK.
Response: Sounds all good to us, invitation well and truly excepted. Missing you loads, say hi to all the chums, H&V x
Response: Yeah bloomin convicts!!! It's all gone Pete Tong, but we hope it'l be alright in the end... Read on to see we've had some luck with our friends out in Oz and we still don't have to go to work for a while so thats all good... Keep those fingers blister free kids - playsafe, use gloves!
Response: You can have it as a Christmas prezzy if you like chum - to keep that baldy scalp warm...
Response: Yeah we're still out there... way out there man!!! All has gone a bit Pete Tong as far as the bikes go... They got nicked on the 18th of Nov(bloody Ozzy Crims) This means we are without any transport but have been rescued by some friends near Melbourne to see Victoria's best parts and we need to rent another car for Tasmania - t's all gunna cost a lot more than we thought now and that sucks but hey ho what can you do - We've been a tad unlucky yo could say, worst part is not completing the trip on the wheels we started with but again hey ho - bloody gutted we are... See you soon dudes get that cat ready for a duffing up.
Response: Hello Jade - it's very nice to hear from you. We are having a great time still and are looking forward to seeing you at Christmas so we can tell you all our stories about Australia - Yes it's very hot and we go swimming in the sea whenever we can to cool down. We recently saw some whales in the sea spoutng water and diving about it was exciting. they are massive. Only a month to go before we are home to give you a big kiss and a hug, lots and lots of love Uncle Vaughan and Helen xxxxx
Response: Been a bit stormy down the coast but luckily we have had lots of people to pop and and see - Yay! We are in Sydney staying with David, Linda's cousin (I think?) at the mo, heading into the city and staying overnight so we can have an evening in town for my birthday :0) Miss you all lots nand lots Love H and V XXX
Response: Only your anger can defeat you now Luke... or move you into the outside lane and down the A13 and get lost in the Degaba system!!!
"Use the force kids"
Response: Never mind and come on the bluebirds... East coast superb if not a little rainy at the mo, so it's great we're staying with Ians brother David in Sydney's Northern suburbs and not in the tent - Off to see the city and harbour today and have a night on the town for H's b'day, wikkid!!!
Response: Ah withhold the bitterness, we have had a couple of days of full on storms, doh! Cleared up for us to enjoy a bit of chill out time at Byron Bay much aided by our trip to Nimbin (small village big ideas, check it out online). Hope all is going well in Haywards, looking forward to coming up to visit and meet Beanie who I hope has developed a good range of roars! Love, hugs n all dat H and Vog
Response: Have been slip slap slopping whilst relaxing on the bootiful beaches, been hitting the water loads aswell as the Bundy, whoops!!!! Was a great alcohol fuelled few days on Fraser, even better as we haven't drunk for a while so the booze works twice as fast!!! We got about 8 weeks left, starting to look forward to home despite being on the sweet east coast, will you be down in Worthoid for the festivities? Look forward to catching up my lovely, tales a plenty Can't wait to hear about your travels, take care big love n hugs H n Vog XXXXXXX
Response: Fraser rocks - it is wicked and one of our top bits too, the lakes are better than the photo's look and driving in sand is great fun. Glad you had a nice time in Portugal soaking up the rays, Nick looking for cover at every opportunity! We're heading back on Friday the 21st at some god forsaken time like 5.30 in the morning - The parents are very happy about heading up to Heathrow for this reunion on a probable wet and miserable December morning. So Friday afternoon or evening we shall be popping round if your about to tell tales and enjoy some festivities :) Missing you too and all the chums, and as we have only 8 weeks to go we are starting to think of getting homeward bound. Take care and pass on our Love to all the chumberlywumberlybumberlystintons XXX
Response: Halo good buddy - Meeting the Mears man sounds great, we have found that surviving in the bush for many days is definately down to being near the shops or scrounging food from passers by, pass these top tips onto him for us. H will give Lou a run for her money on the tan stakes and no need for us to have a tan off obviously my fair weather friend. Meat is the order of the day out here doing the Barby thang and if theres any bits left for the dear ole dog he can chew on my beard over the festive period. We're back in the citry at the mo in Brisbane and it's a bit tough getting used to all the people we're used to peace and quiet and the bush - role on Hong Kong (it's gunna get pretty tricky, with all the wee chinese scurrying around our feet). Nice to hear from youz, see ya in a month and a half or so...
Response: Don't want to upset Mum but elephant is vaughan's I'm afraid :0( Another box is on the way which neither of you can open, so hands off!!! Slap handies from the headteacher ay Mum, caught smoking behind the bike sheds again? Screw work hello retirement wa hey, have some fun with Pat down in Bosham and forget about the brats. Sure homemade baffles are pleasing the neighbours, maybe Nik and Lou are picking up the rumbles a road along!! Having a great time down the east coast, looking forward to visiting Tasmania now. Love and hugs to all XXXX PS tell Sarah to check her email
Response: The beardy thing is the beardy thing, it doesn't have much to get on with... Happy birthday Pamps.. Will keep my eye on the footy results - would be a great result to beet the Pool at home but a bit of a long shot. We're in Bribie island at the mo and will be at Robs tomorrow. We're both really well and enjoying our east coast run. Trying not to think of the inevitable return to work but really looking forward to getting back to see everyone - miss you all loads... Love V&H xxx
Response: All is good and the East Coast is proving to be a relaxing affair, with a few cold beers thrown in and a nice bed here and there. It is creeping up on us now only a couple of months to go... Lots of Love Vaughan and Helen xxx
Response: Hey Matt, having lots of fun. Hope all is going well for you still at BAA, as if your not busy enough with your little ones at home!! Will be in contact on my return at chrimbo when the inevitable job hunting will begin, nasty thoughts!!!! Take care and don't work too hard
Response: Wikkid!! thats great news Vic, sure you will have a wild time. we had a sweet dive on the Yongala, was amazing down amongst those big fishies surrounded by the wreck. We should be in Byron bay in a couple of weeks, so keep in touch. happy twavels :0) Vaughan and Helen
Response: Hiya Jade, it's great to hear from you and yes it's bloomin' boiling over here at the moment about 32 degrees and humid. I hope your well and schools good fun, can't wait to see you at Christmas and give you a big hug and a kiss. xxxxx
Response: Hey hey Girlies, good to hear from you, missing you lots and lots can't wait to see you at Chrimbo, have been having loads of fun taking it easy down the east coast now. Hope your both taking it easy and not having too many dramas' without me, all my love and big hugs h xxxx
Response: Too easy peezy for us cheesy peazies...
Response: Cheers dude - happy 30th to you also fellow August b-day boy. Glad you enjoy the photo's more to follow couple of cool frog ones - keep your eyes on the prize (or our site). Beard is pretty long i can stretch it down to my knees!!! - 2 and a half month laterzzzzzzz
Response: Chocks away gerbil!! No nerves, I am impressed after your woeful handgliding dad :0) We have returned from cape yorke in one peice, most challanging riding yet though, update will follow shortly, but was intense rough roads, trail riding skills well and truly honed. In Cains now and adjusting to tarmac and human fools driving as in every city! Heading down the east coast, so cruisy beach life for next couple of months - Lots of love n hugs H and Vog Xxx