Response: Tis true tim i haven't seen your photos, we'll have to put an evening aside for a photo marathon! unfortunatly it's only just over 2 weeks till i return, i'll be sad to leave here but will be nice to see everyone at home again although really not looking forward to the weather... oh well, wouldn't be christmas unless it was cold and miserable! see you soon,
Response: Don't worry they're obviously not as wonderful as you!!!!
Response: Hey Lorraine,
Good to hear from you, are you sure teaching is the way to go if you're already refering to them as little brats?!
hope you're having a good weekend. see you at christmas!
Response: Did indeed make me giggle, out loud infact and in public, not good K. shame you won't be about, they might have had a big button for you to push! Good luck with the comp, just keep swimming, just keep swimming...
Response: Life seems to be getting all a little stressful up there for you! i'm very interested to see tori at christamas time and see how she's changed... you should invite the boyfriend along to family on mass , that'll terrify him a bit!
yeah isn't too long till your ski trip now, although as its so hot here, beautiful sunshine and the like i really can't get it into my head that its actually November and therefore winter time and christmas is coming, it really is all upside down down here!
if you ever get the chance spend as long as humanly possible on the west coast of the south island, i loved it all.
right best go enjoy the sunshine!
Response: Hey Sarah Sarah!
i'm glad you were amused by my tale, i found the whole thing very amusing just a shame the guy thought we were drunk... or possibly on drugs but no just high on life :o)
Hope work and stuff's still going well, really not looking forward to coming back to reality, think it'll hit me with a big THUD so trying not to think about it at the moment and continue to be a travelling lady of leisure.
Response: Holy Moley!
Good to hear from you, i was on a streat called Molesworth or something the other day so was thinking of you! (also took a photo of the sign, there isn't much i haven't taken photos of to be honest). It is wonderful to have so many lovely friends and family, will make having to come home a whole lot easier. hope today's better for you,
Response: Hey Papa,
i think i may have written a bit too much all at once and people have disapeared away, just about to put more pictures up so that might bring the masses back!
I am indeed back in the glorious bay view, had a night in prison last night (napier youth hostel now) after a very windy drive out of wellie (think the driver said 150k winds, not fun for driving me thinks especially not a bus).
Response: Hi Stephen!
I highly recommend coming over here as soon as possible to anyone!! i'll try and not fall off any high hills or anything, i don't really want to come back all broken.
Hope you are all keeping well,
Response: Heylo Papa!
Think i'll just leave all the photos till i come back, not sure you'd know what to do with them all (i managed to take over 170 in milford sound) there's a few! Shame you missed morv at the weekend.
Sorry to hear it's baltic it's rather nice and toasty here, spent the day sitting beside the sea in the sunshine, nae bad!
Ballooning tomorrow (hopefully weather dependent).
Response: Thanks, good to see the pics of your weekend in arran too, sorry i couldn't be there, another time!
Hope you're both well.
Response: Hi Fiona,
Glad to hear you're having some interesting experiences of your own! i'm slowly making my way back up north and will hopefully see joanna soon. i had heard about aofie's first sentence, at least the girl knows what she wants. i'm now 13 hours ahead which makes things a tiny bit more confusing but i think i'll cope with it.
hope you're enjoying the horse and dogs!
Response: Hey Missy,
You still haven't replied to my email, hmph! oh well, hope you're good, you have to skydive, it's amazing!!!
Response: Hey Miss Iz,
I'm glad you're head is full of awesome's wow's and amazing's cause it continues to be so! at a lovely little lake place today, going to have a big BBQ and relax, life is good!!!! hope you had a good time for the rest of clo's birthday!
Response: Hi Susan,
Just re read your message and now have left Dunedin so now i've missed Catherine too, maybe next time!! Hope the weather was good for you in Mahia, we've been ridiculously lucky with weather beautiful sunshine in both franz josef and milford sound and just about everywhere in between. i'll be in touch soon when i know more where i'll be and when (plans change ever day or so).
Hope you're all well,
Response: Hey K!!
Good luck for your competition, what is it this time!?! i'm still having a great time, been busy having lots of fun which is always good having a BBQ with all the people from my bus tonight, we're on salad making duty!
Response: Hi Joanna,
Sorry it took me so long to get back to you, i'm having an amazing time. every time i kind of work out when i'll be in christchurch my plans change but at the moment i think it'll be in about 2 weeks or so... i've been offered a bed in town by Andrew and Lois (who mum and dad stayed with) so i'll not push your hospitality too much but would be nice to come out and visit and in my current state as a backpacker i'd never refuse free food!
i'll be in touch again soon, hope you're all doing well.
Response: Sorry about the revels but i thought i was putting them to good use being used as payment for a full steak dinner!! and they've lasted me about 6 weeks which i was pretty impressed about too.
It's amazing here, i love it but don't worry i'm still coming back, only another 7 weeks or so i think till i'm back to provide your babysitting service... hope you can survive till then.
How was paris!?!
Hope you're all doing well,
Response: Glad the jobs going well! and you're doing alright without ali. I'm doing really well thanks, hiked up a glacier yesterday and have taken the most photos in the world!! at the moment i'm sitting on a bus (the internet bus of course, where else would you put computers!?!). it's great here, i highly recommend it to you!!! and bumped into sara from sociology yesterday, random as anything (not sure if you remember her but did all my courses from 1st to 4th year, mad).
Anyhoo, tell me all about life in aberdeen.
Response: Donna Mary!!
Good to hear from you!!! you have to come to New Zealand, you'll love it! and there's sucba diving up north too. it's really odd that nobody from uni's left in glasgow! talking of uni most random thing in the world happened yesterday, wandering along up to the glacier to go for a wee hike, and walk past a familiar face and it was a girl sara that was in my course at uni, madness!!! it's a small world after all.
Hope 'sunny' aberdeen is still treating you well, i hear you are pub quiz champions!
Love Claire Mary xxx
Response: i have millions more photos to amaze you too, went for a wee wander up a glacier yesterday (as you do) and who knows what joys await me today!?!
Response: glad you're coping dad! yeah as you can see i've had some messages from joanna. still having a great time, did a bit of glacier hiking yesterday!
i'm back on the 12th of december, think that's about 7 weeks away now, not sure if that seems ages or no time at all... suppose still quite a while seeing as it's still over half my total time. anyhoo glad edin's doing well!
Response: Hi joanna, sorry i haven't answered any of these in ages, i'll write a fuller answer in your more recent one incase you don't see this one.