Response: Thanks Geggs. It's good to back! X
Response: Thanks Jon and a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you. Hope you had a lovely day! We're readjusting to being home (especially the weather!!) It's been great catching up with the kids and our friends. Talk soon. Lots of love. X
Response: Hi Julia and Jess. We're sitting in Colombo airport drinking Ceylon tea. Can't wait to get home to see everyone. Lots of love x
Response: Can't wait to see you too Bryony. Greg's twenty pegs T-Shirt has lasted well, given that it's been round the world...obviously good quality!! Just waiting for our lift to Colombo, and then it's homeward bound! Yeeha!! X X
Response: Hi Gill and Mick. We too were very sad to hear about David Bowie. He was a very significant part of our youth. Such a great poet and musician. We'll organise a catch up very soon. Lots of love X
Response: Hi Geggs
Thanks for travelling with us over the past months and glad you've enjoyed our blog. We're looking forward to reading it ourselves when we get home!!
We have loved Sri Lanka and its people, and so appreciate what we have back in Blighty. Looking forward to a good old catch up very soon. X
Response: Thanks Jane. Let's hope we can get back to Blighty on Thursday. Florence has just told us that snow is forecast!! Look forward to catching up very soon. X
Response: Hi Gill and Mick. Can't believe we only have 2 more days in Sri Lanka before returning to Blighty and a complete change in weather! It's been great having you follow us on our travels. Thanks you for your company! Look forward to seeing you soon. Lots of love X
Response: Hi Jon. We've really enjoyed Sri Lanka and its very different culture. We've experienced nothing but kindness and welcoming hospitality from the locals despite their limited resources.
We were only saying on the beach today that we've been following the sun for the past few months, wearing little but shorts and a t shirt, and now we must get used to wearing long trousers and jumpers!
If Arsenal make the no. 3 spot we'll be happy, so no. 3 slot on planet ranger is not so bad! Thanks for following our blog with such enthusiasm Jon, we've enjoyed your company!!
FaceTime when we return! Lots of love X
Response: Hello Mike (Candy's husband!) Good to hear from you and we're so pleased that you enjoyed the FILF's performance on NYE. We will pass on your congrat's to Joel and the band. Lots of love. X
Response: Lovely to hear all your news Jeanette, and Happy New Year to all the Balls! Look forward to hearing Jess and Simon's news!! Thanks in advance for the pressies. We'll look forward to opening them on our return. Lots of love x
Response: Happy New Year to you too Geggs. We were sorry not to be there with you all at the Ship, but our FaceTime contact went some way to make up for it!! We will try to keep in touch whilst in Sri Lanka, but wifi is very hard to come by here. x
Response: Happy New Year to you and Mark too! We'll look forward to the beach hut trip and we're sure it will more than make up for missing Torquay along the Great Ocean Road!! X
Response: Happy New Year to you both too!! Veggie curry for breakfast if we want it here!! Sorry for delayed reply, but wifi here in Sri Lanka is very hit and miss!! X
Response: Hi Jon. It was great being in the centre of Melbourne last night. The whole place was buzzing with excitement...street acts everywhere, and a fantastic firework display! Hope Brisbane put on a good show for you too. Happy New Year to you and Julianne and Ben. Lots of love. X
Response: Hi Malcolm
We send you and Loraine best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year from Melbourne. Off to Sri Lanka for a couple of weeks before heading home.
Hope to see you on our return.
Lots of love X
Response: Hi Gill and Mick. The same thing has happened to us when we have tried using emojis!! Very annoying!! Happy New Year. Lots of love X
Response: Hi Jules. Yes...Christmas was very different this year. Didn't make it out to Philip Island, as time ran out and we have been lucky enough to see penguins coming ashore in New Zealand....maybe next time!! Happy New Year and see you soon. Lots of love X
Response: Hi Gill and Mick. Glad you had a lovely Christmas with all your family. Hope the rain hasn't dampened your time in Shaftesbury - a beautiful town!! It's 90 degrees here in Melbourne...not like our usual NYE! David says thanks for birthday wishes. Lots of love for a very happy and healthy 2016! X
Response: It was good to speak with you too Geggsie! How fortunate that we had wifi when you called us...it was troublesome for the following 2 days!! We can't believe we're back in 2 weeks either...that's the fastest few months we've ever known!! Good wishes to you for a happy and healthy 2016. Lots of love X
Response: Happy Christmas to you all too Candy. David says thank you for the prayer and for thinking of us! Funny old Christmas Day for us! Enjoyed time in the sunshine on the beach, but missed everyone big time! Lots of love X
Response: And a Happy Aussie Christmas to you too Jon. It feels VERY different in the hot sunshine!! Lots of love x
Response: Hello again Fiona and Kev. Lovely to hear from you twice so quickly!! Wifi can be very precarious travelling, so sometimes the messages take longer to arrive!! Really looking forward to Melbourne, which we will reach on the 28th, so spend New Years there! See you soon. Lots of love. X
Response: Thanks Gill and Trev and thank you for your cards. It was lovely to open them on our birthdays! Have a fabulous festive time! Lots of love x
Response: Good to hear from you Fiona and Kev. That's great news that you have finally found a house in Wokes!! Look forward to the house warming. Not a bad idea, getting our blog published....it could fund further travel!! Not sure about discussing it at book club though! Haha! Thanks for the birthday wishes and lots of love to you both for a fabulous Christmas and new year. X