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Welcome friends! Here is where I'll be keeping a record of my travels for all of you to read. You can also write to me on this page - in fact, I expect regular messages so I know you haven't forgotten me! (I know, I'm unforgettable) I will reply to you when I can...

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Saturday, 06 December 2008

Location: UK

Hi all!
Just a quick one to let you know I've uploaded another 10 or 12 pages of photos from Lebanon and Dubai.
An update is gonna have to wait cause it just took me hours to add the photos and I'm knackered!
Goodnight my loved ones

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Location: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Hey hey!

Just an update on the 'event of the year' - it was a magical, luxurious dream! The Atlantis hotel was in Jumeirah Palm (yes - one of THE world famous palm islands - and I went there!!!!!! I can't believe it!!!!!) and it was stunning - well, you'd hope so for a 7 star hotel! There was a huge aquarium inside - I didn't get to visit it, but it was visible from the balcony in the room.
So I was shit scared for days leading up to the event, but on the day I was surprisingly cool, calm and collected - I was a true lady! I accepted the fact that there would be permanent cameras in place for the night and happily posed - I was SO PROUD to be sitting alongside my boys - and so honoured.
We all got a wee bit drunk and had a lot of laughs, and at the end we giggled all the way to the room, changed and headed out for shisha...I didn't want the night to end. Every second was just so special - I still can't believe I was lucky enough to be part of it. No matter what I say about the night, I can't do it justice. You had to see it to believe it.

The rest of my days are spent smoking shisha, sitting in the sun and eating top quality meals. Tomorrow we head back to Ras Al Khaimah - my last couple of days, spent poolside and sunbaking...I really don't want to leave this dreamlike place - the lifestyle here suits me so much!!! (haha - I think it would suit most people!). I just wish I could take the sun with me - it's almost winter and it's still 28 degrees in the middle of the night! Sigh....

That's about it for now...

Now if you'll excuse me, my ride is nearly here to pick me up and take me to Dubai to see Roger before he heads to China tomorrow

love you long time

P.s. check out the few photos I've posted (just remember to scroll down when you open the page - the site is being retarded)

Sunday, 02 November 2008

Location: Dubai/Sharjah/Paradise..., United Arab Emirates

Update time...
Where am I? Dubai...otherwise known as paradise as far as I'm concerned! What's not to love about this place?? Well, ok, there's a couple of things but they are so small and insignificant it doesn't count!
The weather is average 35 degrees a day (meaning I have constant sun-kissed skin), everything is new and clean and luxurious, it's safe everywhere you go, the food is top quality (has to be for all the high class people that live here) and most importantly - I get to be with 4 absolutely amazing people who spoil me much more than they should and much more than I deserve. They truly are special beyond words. I feel really at home here while at the same time feeling completely out of place!! It's very classy and upmarket - things which I am not (well, I am only by association).
Before I forget - gotta tell you I touched a snake today - first time ever (they are surprisingly smooth), wasn't game enough to hold it. Also wasn't game enough to hold the tarantula - no chance of that happening in any of my lifetimes!!
Also, was swimming early evening couple of nights ago and what happens? A baby lizard decided to jump in the pool and swim up to me and on my head! Chances of that happening - oh about a BILLION to one. Only me...always firsts here...
Anyway, another news flash (and another first)...this Friday I'm attending a very lavish soiree (never used those words before and probably never will again!). My amazing cousins are the founders and organisers of a huge event called 'Celebrate Lebanon' - 1000 tickets, many a VIP, 2 famous singers from Lebanon, held at the Atlantis hotel (7 stars thank you very much) - and 47 media. And me - sitting at the main table with the organisers - TOTALLY OUT OF MY ELEMENT - in a total panic! I have to dress like a proper lady (lot of effort) and get my hair and make up done by professionals. I can't imagine what it will be this is happening 3 days before I leave the country (I joke about it being my farewell party)...
And where did I decide to go you ask?? London...back to my second home to finish my visa. I'm sure you're all used to not having me around by now that you won't mind another few months...

I'm just not finished living out my dream yet (will I ever be?!)

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Location: Beirut, Lebanon

Wow, ok...

Right now I'm in an internet cafe somewhere in Beirut...(love that I can say that!). Have been on the net 3 times since I arrived - sorry for the gap in updates. Photos are going to have to wait unfortunately (I have HEAPS!)

Have been in Lebanon for 5 weeks and only have about 5 days to go, then I'm off to Dubai....WOOOHOOOOO!!

So I know I once said Dubai was one of the most fascinating places I've ever been - and it is, but Lebanon tops it! TOTALLY bizzare country. Really. Everything about it - scenery (stunning), driving (CRAAAAAAZY), people (either extremely lovely or extremely judgmental/superficial), beliefs (don't dare tell them you don't go to church!), fashion (URGH!), food (NEVER ENDING and oh so good - but not good for the belly cause you can't stop!)...all of it and more! I would highly recommend it to anyone.

Meeting my family - there are no words to explain. I feel like I've known them my whole life. They've taken great care of me. I love them a lot! And seeing dad - now that was special - for so many reasons. I'm so glad I got to see Lebanon with him - especially since this is his first time back in 35 years. I don't want to let him go (he's staying with me in Dubai for a week then heading back to Oz)

TOTALLY OVER SAYING GOODBYE! I've had 17 months of it (ohmigod 17 months away from home!) and no matter what I can't get used to it - how can you?!

Leaving London was one of the hardest things I've had to do. It was such a special farewell. I used to joke about my last day at the hostel and how I wanted it to be. I used to say I wanted everyone standing in reception hugging and crying - and with a song playing in the backgroung - 'I've had the time of my life'. Well, this is how much I'm loved - they did it for me! It was so many things at once - hilarious, happy, sad, depressing...I can't explain how much I came to think of them as 'family' and that hostel my home....

...and now I have a big decision to make. After Dubai I have to decide where I want to go....home to Oz or back to London to finish my Visa....hhmmm...I wish someone could decide for me! Right now the plan is to return to London - but anything could happen between now and then.

As for all of you amazing people at home, know I love you and the longer I'm away the more I miss you, but I'm just not ready to end this amazing adventure yet.

Bit teary...I cry so easily now! (actually I think I always did!) Please don't forget me!!!

Love you all from the bottom of my heart

Wednesday, 03 September 2008

Location: London, UK

Hey hey!

Sorry for the lack of updates - I'm only hours away from leaving London and am FREAKING OUT COMPLETELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don't have a clue what to expect in Lebanon, but if I have easy access to the net I will be making more of an effort. Right now every minute spent on the net is time I could be spending with the AMAZING people I have met. Every second is valuable.

Just know I think about ALL of you and talk very regularly about all my loved ones - cause I REALLY miss everyone at home! I wish I could figure out how to be everywhere at once...

While feeling unbelievably heavy-hearted at the thought that I'm actually leaving this place, I'm still EXTREMELY EXCITED about what lays ahead (and incredibly nervous!)

Bring on more great times!!!

Thursday, 14 August 2008

Location: Krakow, Poland

Lots of stuff I am still to update you all about - I promise I will get to it soon!

But for now, I just wanted to tell you all that right now I'm sitting in Kamil and Aggie's family home in Krakow, Poland...still can't believe it!


(P.S. I got everyone's birthday messages - THANK YOU ALL!!!! Sorry I haven't replied yet. I shed a few tears...I really am lucky to have so many amazing people in my life)

Sunday, 03 August 2008

Location: London, UK

More exciting news - my dad has arrived in Lebanon today! He's reunited with his brother for the first time in 35 years, as well as the rest of the family.

I'm so excited for him and oh so teary!!

I miss my daddy

Thursday, 31 July 2008

Location: London, UK

I will write about Prague soon, but wanted to share some exciting news first...

My gorgeous sweet Kamil and Cristina (2 of my favouritest people at Globies) bought me a ticket to Poland for my birthday!

I - of course - cried like a baby (am getting way emotional in my old age).

I feel so well loved....

Love you all!

Saturday, 26 July 2008

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Just thought I'd let you all know where I am right now....



Gotta love my life, really

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Location: London, UK


I told you I AM THE LUCKIEST girl in the whole wide world. I love George Michael - he is my BEST friend! (Sorry - you too Nadi!)

It just keeps getting better and better.......

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Location: United Arab Emirates

This is gonna be a very long one...sit back and enjoy

I had the most amazing 2 weeks of my life! I'm in love! The world revolved around me for 2 weeks - and as far as I'm concerned, it's about time someone realised that's how it should be!! (so modest I am)
The reunion with mum at Dubai airport was very sweet - tears and laughter and kisses and hugs and people looking on, smiling (you can imagine how I carried on). I knew I missed her, but didn't realise how much til I saw her.
Meeting my family (I have 3 cousins there) was like a dream. I've met Roger before many years ago and he's just as amazing as ever. He's one of the most intriguing people I know, not to mention sweet as pie, extremely intelligent, generous...
His brother Rony is just a sweetheart, he's my angel. He's also a bit (a LOT) crazy (like me!), very funny, gentlemanly, has a very cute accent (I gave him heaps for his pronunciation), kind, real smart...
Shadi is hilarious! He always made me laugh, he's just lovable. A true gentleman, he took great care of me - he's absolutely adorable! (even if he did pick on my accent - for 'eva')
Joyce (family friend) is so beautiful, and gorgeous and all things nice. We got along so well, she's so familiar (cause she reminds me of Sham so much), I know we'll be friends for a long time to come...

So how did I spend my an absolute princess! (to say the least)

* A safari in the desert! It was AWESOME! Rony, Shadi and I headed out with a group of other 4 wheelers for a couple of hours of 4 wheel driving over the sand was magical and exhilarating and all things amazing...a whole heap of nothing for as far as the eye could see...We had a pit stop for a while where I tried to climb the sand dunes - it was too funny. Rony was holding my hand and a 7 year old's hand at the same time helping us both up, me giggling the whole way, struggling.
After the drive, we spent the evening at a campsite place type thingy (see photos) where I got to do all sorts of wonderful things! I rode a camel, held a falcon, got a beautiful henna tattoo, ate beautiful food, smoked crappy shisha, got a souvenir of sand in a bottle with my name (a surprise from Rony). Rony saw a camel spider - but didn't tell me til the end of the night cause he knew I'd freak out (I'm very grateful to him cause they are HUUUGGEEE! I dare you to google them). That day was so much more than I could have ever imagined in a million years - it was by far one of the most amazing days of my life.
* I got to see the boys’ offices/factory and saw Roger in action (CEO of the year for Quality in 2007 thank you very much) - he exudes power while at the same time being the most soft-spoken person - he's truly awe-inspiring. They've done so well with their businesses, they work SO hard and SO much, I'm so proud of them! Love rush!
* I got a tattoo (dad's not too happy about that), mum was cool with it (I should leave her more often - mum HATES tattoos). I mentioned it in passing in front of Rony - and he went out of his way to make sure it happened. Mind you it's illegal to get it done in Dubai - it's not what you know, it's who you know! I was a lot braver than I gave myself credit for. So I feel like a bit of a rebel, and I feel so cool too! Great souvenir...oh by the way, I got a sun in yellow/orange/red on my back between my shoulders...and it won't be my last (sorry dad!)
* The heat! My god it was sensational to feel the heat again after such a LONG time of being COLD! I went to the beach in the middle of the night and it was 35C!!! HEAVEN!!!!! Average temperature was 35-45C...I LOVE IT!
* Shopping - cheap as! I'm not a huge shopper, but I know I'd never get tired of shopping there (I came back with an extra suitcase of stuff). Also - the indoor ski resort is in Emirates Mall - of course?! (see photos)
* Spent a few days in Ras Al Kheimah - my days consisted of swimming, sunbaking, shisha and snacking...4 of my favorite 's' words.
* MUM'S COOKING!! Everyday. I LOVE YOU MUM!!!!!
* I had a really nice day with Roger, he took me for a sight seeing drive, and we also went to Souk Madinat (see photos) where we had a gorgeous view of Burj Al Arab (the 7 star hotel) and had a delicious Japanese lunch.
* Dreamland Waterpark (in Umm Al Quwain) - highlight of that day was sitting in the bar pool drinking a Long Island Iced Tea
* We went to Abu Dhabi for a night - Rony was there for work so he organised for us to go, and he booked us into the Sheraton (my first time in a 5 star hotel, another first)
* I rode my first motorbike (or quad) - only the fastest in the world! I rode it by myself - told you I was cool! (Oh wait, you already knew that)

- Mosques aplenty (of course), beautiful buildings and at prayer time you could hear the prayer chants echo over loudspeakers for a distance
- Lizards everywhere!!! So exciting!!
- Sand sand sand...lots and lots of sand
- Extravagant, extraordinary, eccentric buildings everywhere! I've never seen anything like it (and probably never will again)
- The dudes you see dressed all in white are natives (I’m sure they’d appreciate being called ‘dudes’) – apparently only 20% of the population is native – and all rich…but hey, everyone is rich there! An over abundance of money, the most common phrases I heard were ‘this is the most expensive this’, or ‘most prestigious that’, or ‘the biggest this’ – very surreal.

I'm so overwhelmed with the whole 2 weeks...

I really felt truly special while I was there. I’m immensely grateful for having been able to finally meet my family while at the same time sad it took so long. I look forward to going back and spending more than 2 weeks with them (NOT enough), and also looking forward to going to Lebanon and meeting all my other amazing family. I’m so proud of my culture, and I’m sure I’ll be seeing things with new eyes after Lebanon.

Am I not the luckiest girl in the whole universe?!?! I do believe I am!!

(p.s. other updates:
1. I’ve started as manager at the hostel – eek!
2. I’m going to be bridesmaid at my aunt’s wedding in Lebanon – eek!
3. I’m going to Lebanon for 2 months to see dad (YYYYAAAAAAYYYYYYYY!!!!!) at the start of September…can’t think of anything else!)

Essay finished! Phew!

Monday, 07 April 2008

Location: London, UK

It snowed properly today!!! I thought I was excited when I saw snow on Easter Sunday - but today topped that by lots! (well, yesterday morning now - been working all night and still think it's yesterday).
It started snowing at 7am - we spent 2 hours in the beer garden having snowball fights!!! MY FIRST SNOWBALL FIGHT!!!!! I made a snow angel and everything!!!!! I was saturated by the end of it and my hands were purple and numb, but I didn't care, I was running on adrenalin!!! I spent an hour in the shower just trying to warm up and feel again!!! (still loving the abundance of water and the never ending hot water supply!)
Oh and when we first entered the garden, there was a duck just sitting there (?????) Very random and very cute (Vasy chased it away)
Oh what a brilliant day, one I will never forget in my whole life!

Peace out!

Thursday, 27 March 2008

Location: London, UK

Bit of news for you all...

I've made a decision...I'm staying longer....I'll be home towards the end of the time for summer! (from summer to it)

I think it's pretty obvious how great a time I'm having (I go on about it a fair bit!), and it breaks my heart to think I can't come back to work here again with these amazing people, in this amazing place, in an amazing job, so I'm going to stay as long as I can. Time is going so fast - I've been away for over 10 months (I still can't believe it) - yet it doesn't feel like it's been that long.

I miss you all terribly, much more than you can imagine, but | know this is what I need to do.

Other news...
I wented to Scotland! Edinburgh in particular (you may have seen the photos already - well, those of you who haven't given up on me and still check this page!!). We stayed at the Globetrotter Inns hostel there and it was just beautiful (the location is perfect). Edinburgh is just so pretty. It was a nice relaxing, lovely 4 day break...aaahhh

Next I'm off to Dubai at the end of April (where I'm meeting mum - YAY!!! WOOOHOOOOOO!!!) and after that...will see what happens! I think Prague might be next, but anything goes...

That's enough from me!
I love you all with all my heart and am sending you big hugs and kisses

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Recent Messages

From David McC
Hello you lovely lady just looking at pics of your extended family God where does it stop ?? Time you settled down and got your own family started !!!!
Jo has just been in to announce she is pregnant again. What about that..Have a very happy Yuletide and a great New Year.
Much love from Mr McClure
Response: Mr McClure!!! How the hell are ya?!?!?!?!?! What a lovely surprise!! Are you still at FlyBuys?

I know, the family is never ending - how I remembered everyone's name, I don't know.

Me - a mum? Now that's a funny thought! Plus apparently you need a partner or something to reproduce - I don't know for sure, I just heard that somewhere...

Jo is pregnant again - wow!! I haven't even seen her with her first baby! Congrats to her!!

Merry Xmas and Happy New Year to you too my friend! I miss you!!!!!
From Maria
Hi Lovely Lara,
I keep checking your travel page for an update on your adventure. You are so living it up, Good on you, I’m so happy for you, I miss you so much and hope to see you again
Love Maria xoxoxoxox
Response: Hello beautiful Maria!
Sorry I haven't written any updates lately - I can't believe how fast time has gone. It wont be much longer til you see me, and I can't wait to hug you
I miss you a LOT
From Donna
Hi Hun
Glad to hear your having a wondeful time. So when do you finish your visa?
Response: Hey sweetness! My visa finishes in June but who knows?!
I miss you Donna
From Imelda
yay, i found ur site..thanks for the link! looks like i've missed heaps! you still working at globe trotter? i think alex is going to go off travelling again soon! hehe!
hope things are well!
Response: what a nice surprise!
I'm back at Globetrotter after being away for 2 and a half months. Alex can't get enough! He just seems to pop up out of nowhere every now and then. If you see him, say hi for me
Hope things are well with you too!!!
hi lovely
looks like your havin a ball!glad to hear your staying on and travling a bit more. I bearly recognised you in the photo, love the dress very lady like, were you ok with that? all is well 3 more days of work left to go wooo hooo!! cant wait. 36 weeks now i'm ready to go, i'm only getting bigger, hope it all happend soon! will keep you update with the big arrival
lots of oxox Patricia

Response: Patty cakes!!!!!!!
Sorry for the delay. I do believe I'm going to be an honourary auntie any day now - I shall speak to you soon (hopefully before you read this message!)

I was ok with the dress, it was fun getting girlied up. I can't believe I'm going to say this - but I think I could get used to it!!

Anyway, I'm soooo excited and nervous for you! Can't wait to see you all!
From Lora
Hi Lala,
Miss you heaps and very happy you are having a great time. I love your special ear to ear smile in all these photos.. and you look HOT all dolled up and all.
xoxox Lora
Response: haha thanks! But a smile can't properly show how happy I was/am. Dressing up was great fun too! I've never felt so lady like in my life

I am so hanging to see you guys, I can't explain. I'm on the last stretch of this trip and the closer I get to it, the more I'm keen to give you all huge hugs!
Sending you one now
From May
You look absolutely gorgeous Lara. The good life suits you! Lots of love & hugs
May xxxx
Response: Thank you my beautiful May. (and I have to agree - the good life is definitely for me!)
Thinking of you
(can you please give me your work number if it's ok to call you there?)
From Lydia
Response: Golly gosh! It's amazing what a professional hair/make up person and a good camera can do! Kidding...
I too miss you so much it's not funny - and you made me all teary with this message!
I'll call you soon
Love you heaps
From Donna
Because I love you I will make a decision for you....GET YOUR ASS HOME! It's been too long and I'm having Lara withdrawals....I miss you. xxx
Response: Hahaha, promise you won't hate me if I decide otherwise?!?!?!
I miss you heaps too but this dream just isn't over yet....
From May
Hi beautiful Lara

I can decide for you - please come home to Oz. I need a big hug. Honey, do what your gut tells you to. We all miss you so very much but home will always be here for you. Give you dad a kiss & hug from me.
Love you heaps xxxx
Response: Oh wow, I would love to come home JUST to hug you - then come back of course! I want to talk to you - I will call you soon. Can you send me your work number please???
I will pass on a kiss and hug to dad.
Sending you all my love
From albert
Hi Fara, this is ur naughty cousin Albert. We all miss u. I am still teasing poor Andrew... Kiss him a lot on his face. Hope to see u soon
Response: Hello naughty cousin!!
I want to tell you to give Andrew a kiss from me - but he would hate it!! Hahaha Poor baby.
I hope you are all well and happy
Love lots
From Lozza
Hey Lala,

So you're off to Lebanon, how long are you staying there?
No much news here, Did you know Tung has defected to "The Dark Side" and is now here with me at Loyalty, I love having him around.
Have you left London for good?
Response: Hey hey Snozza.
Right now I'm in Lebanon and have been for 5 weeks - just under a week to go, then I'm off to Dubai...
I can't believe now both you and Tung are at LPPL - you can't all leave FB cause when I come back and go to visit I want to see your faces! Are you staying at LPPL for good?
I really miss you Lozza
From shamirom
Hi Lara Flara,

Miss you honey... Hope you are still having a GREAT time.. Love you heaps and can't wait to see you..

PS- Sumo and Flea say hi.... and your brother is still crazy but... beautiful..
Response: My gorgeous girl!
I am still having a great time - living a dream every day...but it's hard too cause I miss you all soooooo much! Say hi to Sumo and Flea for me and tell them their aunty misses them and they better not forget me.
As for my crazy beautiful brother - tell him I love him and to stay crazy forever!
From David
Hi Lara,

I had a look at your pics and you smile all the time :)
Love it :)
I am happy that you are
Response: Hey honey, thanks - that's a beautiful thing to say. How can I not be happy? I'm so lucky...
Now I just need all of you here with me!
hi Lovely
it all look amazing! and like your having a wonderful time,
cant wait to hear all about it.
all is well at home, still cold, but the blossoms are starting, spring isnt too far away, take are safe traveling
oxox patricia
Response: Hello mum!!!
I know, it's all amazing isn't it? I still can't believe I'm here - 14 months later!
I hope you are well and happy - I will be speaking to you very soon
From Maria
Lovely Lara,

I hope you are well, Kellie sent me a photo of both of you and I was so happy to see
Miss you so much, are you almost ready to come home, will we all see you for Christmas. You know you are going to be a celebrity when you come home
Love you your bitch Maria oxoxoxo
Response: Oh my beautiful friend! It was so nice to meet Kellie - especially cause she knows you! I miss you heaps too my bitch - more than you know.
Not sure when I'm coming home though...I still don't feel like I've finished this adventure. I wish you could be here with me
Love always
From sham
Hi Lara,

I miss you heaps... Just looking through all the photos again... Far out!!! I miss you and love you heaps.. You have done so much!!! I can't wait for the first hug!!
Sumo and Flea say hi...

Response: Sorry for the delay in reply - this message made me so emotional! I showed my friends and they said it was so sweet too! I love you
From David
Hi Lara,

I have tried to send you a happy birthday message several times...but this is not working :( Hopefully you will get this one :)
xxxxx happy belated birthday fellow leo !
Response: Hello David!!! Oh wow this is a very late reply!! I haven't been on the net much in the last couple of months...thank you for my birthday wish. I too wish you a very happy very belated birthday! Leos rule!
From vanessa
oh no! that sucks so much that you wont be there!!! what bad timing! :( im so sad now.. i'll be so close but still wont be able to see you! yeah im going with topdeck, hence stayn at globetrotters! i can meet all ur workmates and friends! 8 weeks and 4 days to go! cant wait! take care
Response: Hey lovey!! SOOOO sorry for the delay - haven't been online much.
I know it's pretty crappy I won't be there to meet you - are you already there??!?!! I think so!! Email me on the hotmail address and tell me your plans again cause I might be going back to London in the next couple of months. And if you are at Globetrotters MAKE SURE YOU TELL THEM YOU KNOW ME!! They would love it.
I miss you chickie
From David
Happy birthday Lara !

I know it's a bit an hour :P but I am usually hopeless with birthdays. I came back from France 3 weeks ago and I loved summer there. Have a beautiful birthday dear leo :)
Response: You're too sweet
Thank you from the bottom of my heart my friend.
From Lozza
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday dear Lala
Happy birthday to you

Have fun, party hard.
Response: Oh Lozzarooni - MEGA delayed reply - THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From Donna
Happy Birthday my love. Have a wonderful day
Response: Thank you sweetness!
From Donna
Hi Hun
I sent a message to your hotmail a while ago re: Chris and I. It's no drama! Keep safe and have fun. Love ya baby
Response: I'm so sorry we didn't get to speak...we will soon though. I hope you are all well and happy. Please send my love to the family
From Lozza
Hey Lara,
How's Prague, yes you are the luckiest girl in the world.
I think it's time you stopped this rubbish and came home.
Did you know I left FlyBuys for Loyalty Pacific, I am covering Liz's maternity leave, it's so different here, I will probably just get used to it and it will be time to leave.
Come home soon and meet my grandson.

Love you, miss you.
Response: Hi Lozza!!
Prague was so pretty! Still can't believe I went. No, I didn't know you'd left FlyBuys for LPPL! Wow, that's a change. Do you like it (bet you no)??? How long til Liz is due and you go back to FB?
I really want to meet your grandson (I keep checking facebook for new photos), but I'm sorry, it wont be for a long time yet...maybe you should all come here, makes more sense
Love you and miss you too!!! HEAPS!!!
From Donna
I sent you a message a few weeks ago, but it obviously didn't go through. I just wanted to know if you got my e-mail? And you let you know that I miss you and you HAVE to come back at the end of the year, cause I'm gonna try and organise a 15 year high school there!
Response: The last email I have from you is about finishing work at DHS - is that the one you mean??
I miss you too Donna - and when I think about how big the boys will be now, I get emotional. I don't know if I will be home at the end of the year (don't hate me!), am away at least til New Years, then am not sorry!! Save the reunion for when I get back - whenever that may be!! (or IF!)
love you heaps