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From susie - Thursday, 21st June 2007, 09:31 (GMT)
where are the photo's, sorry can't read it all, should be working, so have you got a camper van then? Its lovely adn warm here, not long and you will be home bound make the most of it, you certainly do get views here like you do there - lucky bastards
From Annette - Tuesday, 3rd July 2007, 05:00 (GMT)
Hi there
Glad to hear that you are both enjoying your trip homewards but I am sorry you are leaving NZ!!!
Have loved having your Mum and Steve over here and of course your granddad.
Take care of yourselves,
All the best
Your Mums penpal in New
From Heather - Tuesday, 26th June 2007, 00:14 (GMT)
Hey guys,
Sounds like you are having heaps of fun!! I am back at Shottie now which is fine. A bit of a shock to the system being a worker again. Ken and I really want you to join Facebook! It's the latest craze sweeping Shotover Jet so everyone is hooked up with it. Make sure you sign up, okay? I have put on some photos of the kids. We just had a huge dumping of snow last Thursday. I got stuck at Kim's for 2 nights cos they closed the road to Cromwell. Finally got home on Saturday. Me and Bay made a snowman and threw snowballs at Corey. Had lots of fun! I put a pic of Bay with her snowman on Facebook.
Me and Ken are having lunch together in the staffroom. I had ham and cheese toasties and Ken is having Beef Stroganoff with Pasta!!! We miss you! It is really strange being at Shottie without you. I miss your chatter.
Well must go back to work now. Big cuddles to you both. I have included my email address just incase you have misplaced it!!!!!!!! (Hint hint),
Love you
From Sarah - Tuesday, 5th June 2007, 04:11 (GMT)
Hi guys! What a great idea! Your readers will be interested to read the website as they are young, funky and exciting too! Tee Hee, we are looking forward to all your photos and renting isn't a cop out, it's flash packing! We have nearly finished with NZ now and the sunshine awaits, it's not very nice weather here... Take care, love S and Em x x
ha ha don't try stealing all our readers. I see you are still number two!
From Toni!!! - Saturday, 16th June 2007, 02:50 (GMT)
Hey Kids!!!! God I am so jealous. your holiday sounds like too much fun. I've been fighting with Kim over the Xword but it just aint the same....... The big buzz in QT is facebook. joinup and see heaps of dodgy shottie pix!!!

Love you lots - Toni xoxoxox
Hmm we keep hearing about facebook so one day I'll get around to joining and checking out those incriminating photos.... heard all about you at the Xmas party
From Nicola Horsey (soon - Friday, 1st June 2007, 09:12 (GMT)
Dear Both,
Hope your ok and having fun. In Australia now, lucky buggers!! We i dont know if you know 'little Debs' but im getting married on 15th September 07. If your back home in Melton let me know as your both welcome to come to our reception do. Can't wait to go on our honeymoon though as going to Kenya. Will send you some photos of wedding and honeymoon im sure.

I don't know if you have heard the sad news of Maddy, Kate Healeys daughter.

Well keep in touch and ill try and keep coming and having a look at your travels.

Lots of Love Nicola xx

Well i keep
Hey Nic, Congratulations can't believe my luck to be back in time. Will def be in touch and would love to see you on the big day.
From kimbo - Friday, 1st June 2007, 10:27 (GMT)
miss you!
From Micky - Friday, 1st June 2007, 16:19 (GMT)
I hope you two have got your drinking heads on when you get back ;-)

I think we might need a bit of retraining, but I am sure you are just the bloke to do that!! ;-)
From craig - Friday, 1st June 2007, 16:33 (GMT)
hey debs!!! looks like you have this "life" thing licked... cant wait to see you and meet jim in sept.. be careful

Can't wait too, it's been years. Glad we'll get to catch up and meet Ala
From Nathan - Friday, 1st June 2007, 18:07 (GMT)
Have a great time guys and looking forward to catching up with you both back in the uk.
Hope you're still having fun and yeah it will be great to catch up back in good old blighty
From Toni - Saturday, 2nd June 2007, 07:49 (GMT)
Happy trails!!!!!!! xoxox
From Suz - Sunday, 3rd June 2007, 07:34 (GMT)
Hey guys! Grt to hear all going well. Renting is the way forward - you don't hv to worry if it all goes to custard. Jim and I just got back from dirty w/end in Wanaka for his 40th. Lovely time @ the Oakridge in the hot pools and grt meals in Wanaka.
Lots of snow on mounts over there 2. Could live there when we win Lotto!
Had Sian's sayonara @ Brazz, the Pig and Barup on Friday nite. Good times, lots of laughs and regular dirtiness going on. All still a bit unreal not having her @ work as u can imagine. Miss her but not like she left the bloody country like some others we know!! ;-)
Best go make some baked spuds -no peas tonite:-). Hope all is going good.
ooh sounds lovely. Can't believe big jim is that old.
From Penny - Sunday, 3rd June 2007, 07:52 (GMT)
Hi Guys
Good to hear that you are almost on your way. I thought I would send you a msg to encourage you to keep us all up-to-date. Enjoy your trip, I hope to hear about all your outstanding adventures,I am very jealous :)
It must look like we don't need the encouragement buts it's good yo hear otherwise we start to worry that we are boring everyone.
From Ken - Sunday, 3rd June 2007, 21:44 (GMT)
Hey good to hear from you guys! Keep us updated amap. I'll keep checkin in for updates and pics? Debs make sure you stay away from those crocs eh, they love popcorn humans...
From na - Wednesday, 6th June 2007, 11:08 (GMT)
You lucky sods. Oz looks such a cool place to discover.

lots of love xx
Good to hear from you mate. We'll catch up when we get home
From Steve - Monday, 11th June 2007, 17:55 (GMT)
Hi to both of you, how is the trip going? Just read in the newspaper that the weather in Aus has been pretty bad, has it affected you?
How far have you ventured along the road by the sea? Has it been washed away?

Take care

From Mum & Dad - Saturday, 16th June 2007, 11:19 (GMT)
Wow you have written a lot since I last looked. Trouble is we read three quarters of it before we realised we were going back in time and have to read from the bottom entry up!! Will copy it for the grandparents.
From Ken Kong - Saturday, 16th June 2007, 23:06 (GMT)
Hi guys!! Love the writing! Keep it up I have been checking on a weekly basis and for the longest time nothing. Just checked again and it's all here!?!? I thought you actually had gotten munched on by crocs but I didn't hear anything on the news. I look forward to the photos of course, and I'll keep track of you both. Lol Ken
Yeah we're a bit of fits and starts but it's always big gaps between places with decent internet and nowhere will let us plug in our laptop! Will try to keep it more staeady from now on.
From kimbo - Sunday, 17th June 2007, 23:41 (GMT)
i did too leave a message! YOU don't reply!
miss you
Mmm remember the saying you can't be pretty and clever, well jim and i have been very pretty for a while now. Just found all your messages the other day though. Sorry everyone
From kimbo - Sunday, 17th June 2007, 23:46 (GMT)
Where are the photos??? or am i just blind???
From sis - Monday, 18th June 2007, 07:10 (GMT)
Hi jim & debs!!

I now have read all ur diary blogs, its wierd there was only 1 on there til today!
I have my scan tomorrow so if i get a picture on my phone, i'll try and send it through to u!

Take care

Speak to u soon!

From Pam Chappelear - Monday, 18th June 2007, 18:31 (GMT)
Sounds like you are having a whale of a time. Can't wait to see you in September. It will be me, Craig & Ala. We will ariive on September 7th & leave September 15th. Short, but better than nothing.
Take Care & God Bless.
Love Auntie Pam
CAn't wait to see you all again soon
From Mum(soon to be Gran) - Tuesday, 19th June 2007, 22:37 (GMT)
Glad you're both having a good time. Vic got picture of baby bean today so we've all ooohed & aahhed over that. Not sure if it's the right way up but still........
Weather has turned nasty & having big thunder storms at the mo. Freddie had probs after his castration so still wearing his lampshade bless him. Having Steve done next!!!
He's been driving Ferrari's & Bentley's this week so he's still floating!!!
Take care & have lots of fun but don't eat anymore skippy!!
Love & hugs Mum xxxxxxxxxxxx
I'd just like to point out to everyone that freddie is a dog... not sure why he is wearing a lampshade tho' maybe he's a bit metro!!
From Doug Bourne - Saturday, 23rd June 2007, 09:24 (GMT)
Hi Jim we have your mother with us today 23rd June.. Sounds like a ransom note!!!
The rain has stopped and we shall be out and about in Norfolk.. May get her to put somthing on tonight When we get back. ps the rude words have all been removed...
From Mum(soon to be Gran) - Wednesday, 27th June 2007, 16:13 (GMT)
Hi, Interesting reading all about your trip. Thought Debs might have grown out of cutting the cheese by now!!!! LOL or at least got quieter. Vic wants to know if you got photo of her scan of the 'bean'. Ian's wife has just had a little boy called Bobby who looks very cute in his pic. So that's a nephew & another bldy Xmas present!!! Think I may be allergic to Freddie so don't know what I'm gonna do about that. Would you like a cute puppy as a homecoming present???? Having terrible floods over here & Sheffield is awash. Lots of places in the North have succumbed too.
Vicky sold the Megane so there's room on the driveway again. I, however, still have to park in the road.
S'end Highs Headmaster finally retired.
Take good care. Love & xxxxxxx Mum.
Debbie may never grow out of cutting cheese, if anything she is just developing new and exciting ways of doing it!! (like in a silent echo-ing waterhole with another family there enjoying their lunch!!!)