Response: Hi Debbie - I'm glad some of my pictures can provide a little bit of serenity to what sounds like your otherwise hectic life - a full time job and a sideline business!!! My mum tells me that you are also looking great at the moment and that I won't be able to recognise you when I get back, it's amazing how much weight you've lost! Thanks for the offer of a lift but I think I'll be getting back at the weekend so even if it's not half term my mum should be able to pick me up! Take care and keep in touch xxx
Response: Hey Megs good to hear from you! How's uni going? I'm glad your checking out the website, some of the pictures are quite funny! What's you plans for travels then, you should def go, it's the best thing I've ever done, although it does make going back to England and work a lot harder! Keep in touch and send my love to your mum and Tessa for me. LOL xxx
Response: Hiya Lynda - it's good to hear from you and I'm looking forward to working with you guys again, especially now you may be doing another Christmas trip!!! Say hi to everyone for me xxx
Response: Hi babe - sorry I haven't emailed back till now but I'm sorry I'm crap! Hope you are well and keep in contact I will write back this time, I promise! xxx
Response: Hi babe - glad to hear you are safe, as I said it was pretty surreal to hear the news of the bombs when so far away but it seems everyone is safe! Glad to hear you have been checking into my we page and I'm glad to hear they gave you a bit of a giggle! Keep in touch x
Response: Hi Debbie - wow, I can't believe you have lost so much weight that's amazing! I'll keep the stories posted and try no to make you all too green with envy! Keep in touch x
Response: Hiya - lovely to hear from you all again! I hope you are all well and looking forward to the summer holidays! I'm looking forward to seeing you all again when I get back to Blighty. I have lots more pictures to bore you with (I bet you all can't wait!) Lots of love x
Response: Hi my love - so happy to hear from you, I REALLY MISS YOU GUYS! Everyone seems to be fine in London but it has been a bit of a shock hearing such bad news when we are so far away from home! Thanks for the concern tho babe! Keep in touch, love you lots x
Response: Where are you moving to? And with who???
Monkey stories definitely make us chuckle now we're safely in the city! Apparently we will have lots more to contend with when we get to India ... joy oh joy! Love ya babe and keep in contact x
Response: I've got some piccies for yoi now babe! Hope all is good in London, thinking of you all ... xxxx
Response: Hiya mate - yep still in China, you know how it is you kinda get stuck in these places! China is really cool though and we are having a fab time, spitting becoming second nature now, god knows how London is going to take our uncouth ways when we return!!
Response: Hiya Pete - you're right China is certainly fascinating and it seems to get more so everyday! However, the authoritarian grip that is still held in China is not so apparent to the wandering Laowai, I imagine this is not the case for the Chinese! We had our first real taste of China's present day Red Guards when we were drinking tea in one of China's traditional little side alleys - a number of scary looking officials entered the shops and homes of all the local Chinese in this area demanding paper work regarding permits, sanitary conditions etc. We were with a Chinese guy who could speak English and he told us that they were government officials who visited this street everyday to give the locals trouble. The street had recently been bought by a huge estate company who were going to knock down the street and replace it with modern high rises ... all in the name of modernisation hey?! (not sure what Marx or Lenin would have thought about this!) The tactic seemed to be give the locals shit until they are scared into relocating, as for compensation the guy we were talking to couldn't answer this, worrying as it was his home and teahouse that were in the plans for 'modernisation'!
Hope you're all well, send my love to Mara, Jed, Clare and the babies xxx
Response: Shame bout the weather babe but to be honest thunder and lightening sounds really nice bout now! Hope you and Ali are both well, miss you x
Response: Turkey sounds cool, will definitely be thinking of you guys - Croatia memories still living strong x
Response: Hiya mate - got the idea for the website when I saw yours. How's Milton treating you?
Response: Didn't see the Dolphins unfortunately don't think I will now cos am in cairns, did just spend the last two nights in a rainforest will be happy not to see wildlife for a little while - it was a very hairy experience! Cairns seems pretty simialr to Surfers ... joy oh joy!
Response: Sorry Pete actually just signed up for the latex and tossing myself off a bridge! thing! Figured I couldn't do it when I got wrinkly - but am petrified! Will work on spelling, promise! Good to hear from you, hope Mara is well. Keep in touch x
Response: Molly will have a fantastic time - I'm already dreading coming home! Barney and I have not managed to cross pathe yet but hopefull we will meet up in Thailand, I think he has left Aus now! Nimbin definitely took a while to recover from. Hope you're are all well, send my love to Molly and Tom x
Response: Cool ha! I thought you guys might appreciate the pics - now I know what I'm doing I promise to add more. Love you lots x
Response: Looks quite impressive doesn't it? It was a lot easier than I thought! Really pleased about the job, good luck with it all x
Response: Hey Nat good to hear from you - I really miss my girlies it would be great if you were all here! Have a drink for me when you're all together next! Love ya x
Response: Hi Louis - great to hear from you! Hope work isn't too stressful, I'm sure I'll be there myself in a few months - aghhhhh! If you do ever wanna jump on a plane let me know x
Response: Hi Frey - I promise I'll teach you all the dancing when I get back - you would have loved it! Hope your dancing is going well still and school is good. Love you lots x