Response: Hi Martin, As I am on the hotel computer I can't add any pix sadly. I probably could if I went to an internet cafe. It's a pity because it makes the blog so much more interesting. Sorry but I haven't sent postcards because they probably won't arrive knowing the efficiency levels which exist here! Love Linda x
Response: Hi Pip, lovely to get your message. The gers were not too bad barring the first one which was akin to a ghost town! We had western style loos but you were not allowed to chuck the paper down them - that had to go into a bucket yuk! When I get home we have to get hold of a film called The Weeping Camel. I saw half of it and it's very sweet - I want to see the rest of it. You really wouldn't want a camel, they spit and sneeze gunk all over you and are very unpredictable - our guide nearly had his head kicked in by one when we had just arrived back from a ride. Loo rolls not needed and the food quite passable (if you like carrot salad)! Well done for finding my site. Miss you two and look forward to a good curry. Lots of love, Linda
Response: Hi Mark, have just written to Pip but will pass on your thanks to Peter. You will be a millionaire yet! Love Linda x
Response: You may write little but its always good and funny. Lovely to hear that things at the Tavern are back on track. Read my new entry. Love Linda x
Response: Hi Antonio, I am now in Mongolia in Ulaan Baatar on another vacation. I was in Beijing for 2 days and I will soon be going to the Gobi Desert to stay in a special nomadic house called a Ger. Very interesting so far. Hope you are well and exams over for a while Love Linda x
Response: That must have been one of my daughters. Peter won't let anything through the door - we are trying to declutter! I have seen some great Hardly Ablesons out here. Hope Peter hasn't de-cluttered too much of my possessions in my absence. He's kept pretty quiet about the table-top sale so maybe he didn't partake this year. Will be down for a curry on 25th (think that's the Friday if you are free. Love to catch up. xxx
Response: Will do. At least you will be able to log on for my next trip to Russia. Love L x
Response: Pat, how lovely to hear from you. It hasn't all been rainy - we have had amazing weather up until about the last 3 days. It hasn't stopped our enjoyment though. See you at home for a catch up. Lots of love Linda x
Response: Hi lovely people, In Launceston at present following A around whilst he works. Took a drive round the wine route in the pouring rain today but it's thin stuff - not enough long hot summers sadly. Holed up in our hotel room watching movies this afternoon. Maybe tomorrow will be better as we drive back to Hobart through the mountains. Glad Spain was good for you guys. Tell me all when I get back. Miss you all Love L xx
Response: Hi Susie, sorry to hear Ellie is poorly - she seems to be slowly fading. You must be a breath of fresh air for her. In Launceston, Tasmania at present and its bucketing rain! Drove round the wine route today but all that lovely scenery was in a miserable mist so no pix. Hope tomorrow will be better. Love Linda x
Response: Yes I did. Great to hear from you. When are you ever going to finish studying. Went round the Tasmanian wine route today but nothing outstanding. Not enough hot weather so light wines only. Will write more later. Love Linda x
Response: Hi Caroline and Alan, Our one free day in Launceston and its pee-ing with rain! Holed up in our hotel room watching the box having driven round the wine route in the rain and unable to take good pix because its all misty and orrible. Hope tomorrow will be better. Love L x
Response: Hi naughty neice. Consider yourself forgiven! Yes, Alex is about 6ft 1in tall now and has been working out in the gym constantly. He is much more developed than last time I saw him. He still loves Pizza though! Hear that you have done the right thing and got yourself a Jewish boyfriend - sensible hey? Where did you go in Italy? Hope you had fun. Look forward to seeing your place some time after July when I have stopped travelling. Off to Russia next by road and then to Mongolia. Will definitely take you up on your offer of a meal sometime - its been far too long. Tell your Bro that he promised us dinner about a year ago!....Love from Alex and I xxx
Response: Hi folks. All good news about your kids - great stuff. I continue to wait for mine to sort out their lives and get married. Staying out in Oz with Alex is an experience as I watch the pretty girls come and go. He is seeing a gorgeous Canadian girl right now but its in its infancy so who knows. Having a quiet few days before we set off for Tasie next week. I get home for a week and then drive to Russia on a charity rally in our Honda NSX. After that I go to Bejing and Mongolia - bit worried about that one as its all staying in Gers and drop loos! You will no doubt be able to follow my travels on this site. Maybe we will get to see you if you come over next year. Lots of love in the meantime x
Response: is that on the fornication side or the racism?
Response: Hi Rossy,
You must stay at the Sea Temple Hotel in Port Douglas - lovely! Its a cool place and everyone here seems to agree. Southern Spain is supposed to be beautiful so hope you had a great time. See you back home at some point Love Linda x
Response: Hi Bear, I am under strict dietry supervision by my son who only allows me limited amounts of wine. He's a big strapping lad now so I don't argue with him. We haven't had time to draw breath until the last two days in Port Douglas when we finally had time to get up late and please ourselves as to what we did.
Response: Hi Caroline and Alan. The Tavern had some beer! That makes a change but I wouldn't give a Castlemain 4X for it! We are now having a short gap in adventures. We have had two days of doing nothing in particular. Lovely to hear from home so keep em coming. Love to you both. Curry when we get home?
Response: Hi sweets, lovely to hear from you. Glad you have enjoyed your work despite the long hours. Dying to see your window pix. Enjoy your date and read my latest entry in my blog. Hear you had a good curry night with Dad providing the food! Love and kisses Mum x
Response: But how are the sheets! Seriously though, Dad seems to have now taken to cooking - great I need never do it again!! There's nothing to buy here and believe me, if there was, I would have found it! Will try and upload photos when we get to Melbourne as Alex is using his work PC and not allowed to up or download anything. Most of the Ozzies are really friendly and chatty. We met two Jewish couples in the space of 24 hours and ended up all having dinner together the night before last - good fun! Loved your line about Keith and his training exam! We have plenty of photos of us cuddling don't worry. Weather is great here in PD. More to follow. Love and kisses, Mum x
Response: Joyce darling, having a bit more rest now as per my new entry. I haven't been able to use the computer at the hotel as we couldn't use a dial-up link. In the internet cafe now so just updated my blog. Miss you and sending you a big hug x
Response: Hi there possums, having more relaxation here in Port Douglas. Lots of massage and rest but we did a goodly bit on the firtst two days as you will see from my new entry. Thanks for looking after the old man for me. He seems to be having a far better time in my absence! More soon. Love Poofoot x will explain that when I come home!
Response: Hi lovliness, just sent you an email accusing you of not writing so ignore that! Lovely to hear from you and hope you got your lupins in. Speak soon as we have to vacate our room now. Miss ya! xxxx
Response: Hi Joyce,
You can now read some of my entries as I have put a lot on today. We have had no signal for a couple of days so haven't been able to use the computer. Love Linda x
Response: Better now though Joyce. Heading out of Central Australia and no more flies I hope. Next stop Port Douglas. I will write soon