Vee and KJ's Messages
Yes I always get those two round the wrong way. We are having a ball, now in Lagos. Just been for a walk down to the old fort and the old slave market, all the streets are just like those narrow hillside white pictures you always see in the greek programmes on telly. Lots of the same sort of products though, not too tourist oriented, it is pretty quiet here - probably as big as Ashburton? But needless to say more beautiful and steeped in history. ALL the little english villages are just as you see them on tv, the roads are very narrow and in some of the Welsh villages there is only one way traffic - wouldn´t fancy being a bus or truck driver anywhere over here. Portugal is just as bad, not so narrow but a bit daunting for me as everything is back to front; I´ve had the odd panic attach while KJ has been driving - which does his temper no good I can tell you. That´s it for today - I think we are going either: paragliding or to Porto Maio tomorrow.
love for now, V and KJ xxx
Thanks for the update on the score, good we beat Sth Africa in the cricket too :-)) Talk soon, love to kiddles, Vee and KJ xxx
It's been great doing it along the way, have now updated with last minute thoughts and some more photos. Hope to talk soon, otherwise see you next year !!
luv V xxx
Ola, come esta?
The postcards are on their way; yours and Rangiora´s are on their way from Keswick in the Lakes District. So glad that work is going well and that you are there and I´m not !!! Your day will come :-)
We are now in Lagos, Portugal - Tammy will tell you about it! Beautiful weather, beautiful beaches, beautiful scenery, nice people who suffer us non Portugese speakers quite well; but we are doing our best to speak as much as we can.
Have just finished a 2 hr walking trip around the old fort and slave markets. Everything is very close to where we are staying, the beach 2 minutes walk, the town centre, 10 minutes.
Having a great time, will write again.
cheers, Vee and KJ.
What are you doing at Vicki´s? I thought you were staying at your Mum´s? Did things not work out??
Glad to hear you are there though whether it is visiting or staying.
It is beautiful in Lagos, Portugal. I spied a great present to bring back for you but when we went back to look we couldn´t find the shop. Will continue looking tomorrow. I hope to go para-gliding on Thursday (parachute behind a speedboat). Tell you about it if I survive.
Stay well and keep safe.
Love and smoochy hugs (:))
KJ and V
How was your afternoon at school. Don't forget to water the patio :)
Great that you are keeing an eye on the horses.
You would love it in singapore. They have 24 hr a day computer gaming rooms and not a tomato in sight.
Love KJ and V
Hey you guys
Here we are in the North of England; 1 1/2 hrs from Scotland but a 7hr bus trip up from Oxford !!! We have just finished a tiki tour of Wales; you will see how that all went on the travel diary entry Keith has not long done (yesterday I think he did it). We had an amazing time; Mum you would have just loved it !!! Stunning scenery, great people and just such a world away from what we know - we have NO idea of old in New Zealand. Ludlow; our first step from Oxford before we went to Wales was all old Jacobean buildings, the oldest being 1123 !!! Not to mention the Norman castle the town (and just about every other town) has. We are here in Durham (Keiths' birth place) for a couple of days and then up to Edinburgh for a night before we go back to Oxford and then off to Portugal - phew. Shell thanx for helping Mum with this; big hugs and kisses to all. Can you let me know your street address so I can send you guys a postcard or two. I have asked Trace to get them all for me (hers, yours and Vicks) but not heard back from her yet.
Take care all,
luv from Durham (where I don't understand anyone)
Vee and KJ xxx
Hello Bren and Mum,
Spent the evening at Jean and John's yesterday. They send their love.
Jean remembers you with a great deal of affection Brenda.
Today we are off to Workington through the Lake District returning this evening.
Stay in touch regularly please.
Yes, we had a wonderful night at the opera. It was stunning. We joked about it being a truly international night: an opera written by an Italian (Puccini) about some french students, performed by the Welsh, conducted by a Pole watched by a pommie and a kiwi !!!
The last weekend was nice with Tony, Sarah, Evie and Tony's parents and grandmother. They are lovely people and it was great to talk to them.
Glad to hear all the arrangements for the wedding are going well, I think I have a dress (bought in Wales). Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Take care, love to Dad.
Love you, Vee and KJ xxx
Glad all is now going well. Thanks for taking great care of the horses. Tracy has told us about the winds, yay - sounds as if we have a hot windy summer ahead. Tracy will be picking us up on Friday, so we will see you after work. NOT missing work, but am missing everybody. Please send my love and warm wishes to all at work.
love Vee and KJ xxx
How's the Unit?
Went to White Hart Lane, yesterday. You would have loved it.
Check you out on the site again soon.
Only 24 hours and we'll be checking in at the airport. Great t o hear from you bro. need rest, need rest, need rest.... :)
Well you saw the right bit, we were pretty near the tail.
Almost 10 hours was a good preparation for tomorrow's flight.
Vee and I got checked in to the hotal by 9pm. Was all a doddle really. Thanks for coming to see us off.
At Changi on our way out to London. Today is warmer but still cloudy. Changi airport is amazing, a city on it's own. The cruise was great, beautiful to see the city at night, didn't go into Raffles for the $19.80 gin sling (!) as the city is full of delegates for the World Banking conference. Had a lovely night though finishing with a cocktail back in the hotel room.
Cheers and love to all,
Vee and KJ.
At the airport now. London here we come.
Lovbe to all KJ and Vee
YES IT IS GREAT. TRYING TO USE STUPID computer with all the keys in funny places, all cramped up in a tiny internet room in Oxford!!!
Having a great time, went back to where Keith came from today - it was pretty special. Seems all is well at home. 0xford is amazing, very busy but beautiful old buildings everywhere, taken lots of photos.
I'll go for now so that Keith can update the travel page.
Love to all
V and K
Great hear that you are doing well. Wev are now in Oxford. Have spent the afternoon visiting places from my childhood.
Visited a Virgin Records sho[p.Many DVDs to buyat great prices if we have any money left later.
Cheers and hugs
KJ and V
Yes we are having the most amazing time. Doing all the things we hoped we would - have been to a football game, mixed in with all the Norf Londoners, and went on the tube. Got off at Marble Arch/Speakers Corner; from the brief look I got of London it looks really buzzy. I may go in and have a nose when we come back from Wales (where we are heading on Friday/Saturday). The weather has been gorgeous and in fact quite warm. Appleton (village where Tony and Sarah live) is a real chocolotate box village; all ancient terrace houses and thatched roof cottages. Quite close to Oxford and very easy to get around. Oxford is stunning; old buildings, about 20 colleges, beautifuly cobbled streets, very cosmopolitan too with all the pre-requisite shops (including Top Shop Trace!!). Prices are not cheap though; specially when you remember the exchange rates. Any way that's about me for now. Can you please let me know your number in Voss Street and could you also do me a favour and get Vicki's street number and Shell's too if you don't mind.
Has Hannah gone yet? If not please give her a hug from us and wish her a wonderful trip.
I've sent mum a couple of postcards; but not to you guys yet due to not knowing your number - duh !!!
cheers from old blighty
and the travels of Vee and Keith :-)
Yes, thiings are great. Remember to check the updates on the site.
Will our best to get photos to you asap. Tony, Sarah and Evelyne say Hi in return.
Yes we are having the best time. It was great to go and have a fossick around the old house, quite emotional for Keith - we took LOTS of photos. Went to Lambourn; the Vale of the Horse - you know the white horse on the hill. Couldn't get very close though; the weather has been amazing so it was a lovely place to go walking. We are off to Worcester and Wales on Friday.
That's it for now. Will catch up in a few days.
cheers, V and KJ xxx
Nathan my mate,
How is it at Grans?
We are now up North with my brother Mal and his wife. Just arrived, Mal is still at work.
Thanks for taking care of the horses and being so good. Looks like I'll have to pay that bike off as soon as I get home. Remember you only have to stay atyour Mum's as long as it feels safe.
Hugs KJ and Vee.
Give my Mum a big hug from us.
I have tried to email you but having probs with the govt email address, but now I have you. I thought the grass would be getting a bit scarce, but you can only do what you can; and if extra feed is needed so be it. Don't worry about Lucy (it must be her) swapping paddocks, she has done it before. Yeah I remembered the washing machine when I went to use Tony and Sarahs on the other side of the world!!! I didn't think N would want to go off, sounds like he is having a great 'boy' time with Mark; he's a pretty good kid eh? How are things with you two? We are having a great holiday; has been hectic in the last couple of days as we have tripped everywhere from Worcester over to Wales back to Oxford down near London, and then all the way up North (7hr bus trip - sux) to Durham city of Keith birth. It's great to be here. Thanx so much for everything; sorry not missing work at all - it's great!!! Say hi to all at WINZ. Over and out.
love from Vee and KJ xxx
You wouldn´t believe this but Keith has been telling me that we have no messages and that no one is even checking out the site ~- but lo here I am actually checking the "reply to messges" part on the home page and there are heaps of messages!!! Duh!
We have had the best time in England as you will see on the site - now in Portugal and it is very warm, struggling with the lanuage and driving on the right hand side of the road. Not helped by my minor anxiety attack yesterday when we arrived! Poor Keith. I´ll explain in more detail when I know that other people will be reading this :-))
I understand that you have been busy with heaps of stuff so don´t worry about the addresses, Keith has remembered Vicki´s so has sent her postcard, but I have sent yours and Shelleys to mum and dad.
take care for now, love K and V xxx
More cards on the way, posted at Gatwick. Glad to hear of your vicarious enjoyment in our travels.
WE love the idea of you folowing or tracks.
LOve KJ and Vee