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From Clare D - Wednesday, 2nd April 2008, 16:42 (GMT)
Hi Clare
I can't believe it has taken me a whole 6 months to have a look at your blog & email you - I have so much reading to catch up on! From what I've read so far, it sounds like you are having an amazing time. We missed you at Michelle & Helene's leaving dos, I'm off to Zurich in May & still planning some more exciting travelling before the end of next year. Hope you are loving it as much as you thought you would. Take Care Clare xx
Thanks Clare!
Believe me I am sorry I missed those leaving do's, I can but imagine the mayhem! Have a wicked time in Zurich and watch out for evil rickshaw drivers when travelling. Its official they are the scum of the earth!
From Mattie - Sunday, 6th April 2008, 10:11 (GMT)
Hi sweetie, it's great to read about your adventures (: Missing you back in the UK. lfMxxxxx
Thanks Mattie,
From what I hear you guys are living it up at home, so save some energy for when we all get back! Love to Helen too, Cxxx
From Jess - Sunday, 6th April 2008, 17:30 (GMT)
Hi Love
I'd rather you were holding that evil looking bird than me...did you feel you bonded with Kevin then?
I know! I feel we settled out differences over me giving him some of my BLT after we landed... he's actually quite sweet, even though her looks like a skinhead! I'm trying to find a fast enough connection to put the pictures up on here too...not working so far...
From Rhian - Wednesday, 9th April 2008, 06:43 (GMT)
Sounds like your having way too much fun with those bullocks, come back immediately (via hawaii of course...)....:0) Love the blog and totally jealous of the hiking, i'm yet again about to get on a ship where the longest you can walk in a straight line is 200ft for a whole six weeks.........time to go on a real trek I think, like the idea of that Annapurna circuit.......

Take care Jim, hug a tree for me
Thanks Doc! Am deffo working on the coming home via Hawaii bit... I think in a way it would be rude not to. Hope the trip goes well and there might be some nice Everest Pics for you to look at when you get back - assuming the Nepali internet connection improves 100 fold during that time... CXx
From Emma - Wednesday, 9th April 2008, 17:30 (GMT)

Hi Honey,

Have a great time in Nepal.

Thanks Em! its going great so far...just need to find the time to sit and write about it!
From Nina - Friday, 18th April 2008, 14:39 (GMT)
Well India sounds like it has been amazing, enjoyed your commentary very much.... we're just back from diving a 200m wreck off Cyprus... not quite as exotic but some of the best/ most exciting diving I have ever done. Looking after Lucy after her op.. the girls are in Shrewsbury this weekend laden with food parcels to keep her going.

Take care for now
Nina x

p.s. Me and Kyp getting married in sept.. looking to go to Bali for honeymoon.. don't suppose you'll be in the area for a celebratory drink?!
Wow! congratualations Nina! Think I'm going to be in Oz in September but will have been through Bali in July. Hope Spud is alright but sounds like you've all got it under control... or she will have from her sickbed! Congrats again mate xxxx
From mum and dad - Saturday, 26th April 2008, 15:12 (GMT)
superb pictures. We are at Jill and Bills. Love you and have a lovelybirthday. Keepsafe and happy. x x x
I tried to email the address you gave but it bounced back... will call from Thailand Cxx
From Kathryn - Tuesday, 29th April 2008, 12:14 (GMT)
!!!Happy Birthday Clare !!!

Hope you are well, enjoy your Birthday, and take care!! I cant believe how quick the year has gone.

Save Travelling, Keep in touch

Dan, Kathryn & Josh xxx

Thanks Kathryn! Happy to hear all the moving in went well... I know what you mean about time going by, can't believe I've been away from 6 months now! Hope to see you all in Wales when I'm back.
From lucy - Tuesday, 29th April 2008, 15:11 (GMT)
happy b day honey - have left you another message on facebook. Thinking of you x
Thanks Spud,
Hope the shoulder's mending well?
From Rik 'n' Kate - Wednesday, 30th April 2008, 09:11 (GMT)
Dude! Remembered it was your bday then forgot to email...sorry!

Happy 30th m'darling from us both. Hope you're having/had a fantastic time and we're sending you love and hugs through the ether xxxxxxxxx
Thankyou my Whooty friends!
Am off to your old stomping ground of Thailand tonight.... yay! party time!
From Joan Moody - Friday, 2nd May 2008, 22:26 (GMT)
Hi Clare
Just been looking at your pics, wow they are amazing. You look like you are having a wonderful time, you are a picture of happiness. I will be following your progress.
Love Joan xxx
Thanks Joan,
Glad to see the blog readership is still growing! Hope you and the family are having a lovely Bank holiday weekend?
From Rhian - Wednesday, 2nd July 2008, 23:11 (GMT)
Don't you worry Clare, come by Hawaii and i'll make sure you have some difficult traveling ahead. I'll make you walk from the airport to Waikiki for Mai Tais at Dukes, hows that?

LOVE the photos.
Ha ha! sound like a challenge I could rise to! Pencil me in for April next year on the way home, I'm sure I could fit in some carousing in Hawaii - its tough life, but if you want to see the world.... Cxx
From Spud - Tuesday, 6th May 2008, 12:05 (GMT)
hey mate - you are looking very healthy and happy- about time you got some clothes that fit you again?! Ha Ha - shoulder healing well - 2 more weeks off minimum and then I change jobs and start at Dairy crest at the end of June! 20 mins away - phew! x
Cool, good luck with it all and knock em dead at Dairy Crest.... finally went shopping in Bangkok and praise the lord have T'shirts that fit - just need to find shorts now, but everyone is miniscule here! Cxx
From Hannah & Hayden - Tuesday, 6th May 2008, 20:11 (GMT)
Hello Clare!!!
Loving the blog and learning lots - who needs the lonely planet when you're around - still don't know how you remember the names of all those mountains.

Hayden & I are oh-so-wishing we were still in Nepal (or anywhere but at work) however feeling good now we're mentioned in your blog. Hope you had a great birthday by the way.

Admiring your pictures including the yak/nak (proper name Bos grunniens). Did you know that domestic yaks mate in about September; the females may first conceive at about 3-4 years of age with a gestation period of about 9 months. Oh yes, and they can live over 20 years. If you can't beat 'em, join'em!!!!!
Have fun xxxxx
"Hi guys..

Glad to see you've been doing your homework! Yes well i could speak for some few hours about the lives of silkworms but I'll save it for when I next see you! How's that Thangka looking now its home?

From Jess - Wednesday, 7th May 2008, 22:07 (GMT)
HI Love
Don't know if you've seen on Ali Jone's face book but she had a little girl called Harriet!! Still waiting for some pics..going to see her on Friday. LOVELY weather here xxxxxxxx
Aww thats great! can't believe her and Amy both have TWO now! hope you're enjoying the weather and are listening to Beth's new EP? xxx
From Alex - Thursday, 8th May 2008, 17:30 (GMT)

okay so I"m really crap and have been in touch for months....will you ever forgive me? Can I blame work? probably not! Your travels sounds amazing and are making me very jealous. I believe Michelle did the same trek as you in Nepal....I have wanted to do it for a while. Congrats on accomplishing it. Life in Provence is going well - poppies are out in full bloom, vines are budding, sun is out and sunbathing has started. Lots of evening bike rides followed by wine and cheese.

thinking of you,

Sounds great Ali and of course you, as always, are completely forgiven - I as you know only too well am much crapper on the the communication front. Really glad Provence is doing what it should and being beautiful - but until I get to Oz no-one is allowed to talk about cheese... there is NONE here... NONE! How can that be? how do they live without it?!
From Jess - Friday, 16th May 2008, 18:28 (GMT)
A-Ha! More pics! I love the canyonning one with the waterfall and the silk spinning. And three guys in one night-well done love-nearly up there with Beth and the rugby club incident!!
You look really good and happy, good times.
yes not quite as good a story as the rugby club incident but fun nonetheless! How domestic goddess am I with the spinning and weaving? who would have though it?! cxxx
From Nina - Tuesday, 20th May 2008, 01:37 (GMT)
Will be in Ho Chi Minh on Friday night (23rd) if you are about??

Hope you're enjoying 'nam xx
damnit! no, we won't be there for about 2 more weeks - what are you doing there, pray tell?
From Rikko - Saturday, 24th May 2008, 20:01 (GMT)

Yo dude, loving the pics, you've got some great shots there. And you're looking mighty fine too, if i do say so myself.

We're raving up it up on our balcony with some 181 classics. Charlie is round too :)

Rave on dude, and see ya soon
Love Rikko xxx
WHooooOOOOOoooott back attcha! Glad to hear its not all doom and rainy gloom back home then... have a good time, but not too much of one, save it till I'm back!! Big Clarey Hugs
From Joan - Friday, 30th May 2008, 22:07 (GMT)
Hi Clare, you continue to impress with your amazing photography and interesting blog. Keith says you should write a book. Take care.
Thanks Joan, glad you're enjoying it... I'm finding that I put up more and more pictures as its gets harder to whittle them down to 12 for each page!
From Chris - Monday, 2nd June 2008, 21:58 (GMT)
You've been busy since I last blogged on Clarey - unbelievable photos! You are making me very very apprehensive - have just bought Mum & Dad's house (ug) and am utterly distraught that something as mundane as a mortgage might make it tricky for me to follow your footsteps... So you need to have double the fun for me! CKR xx
Wow! thats quite a life changer! Congrats on being a Homeowner... Will do my best on the fun front, but you know sometimes its just difficult to enjoy bumming round the world for a year with no commitments or firm plans. Cxxx
From Jess - Wednesday, 18th June 2008, 18:01 (GMT)
Hey Love
I couldn't see your son in any photos...I guess you've been away 9 months now so you could have had a baby.....!!!
I love the floating market! X
Damn foiled! well what with all your lot up Norfolk way producing babies I just started to feel the pressure! Thanks for your little messages hon xxx
From Alex - Tuesday, 19th August 2008, 23:50 (GMT)
Middle of the night here and can't sleep so thought I would check and see what you up to! Glad Australia is going well. Back in Provence for the Fall. My big news is that I am quitting my job at the end of October and plan on traveling, getting yoga certifies and figuring out where to call home! Hope to chat with you when you are back in the Uk.
Wow hon, that sounds amazing - you know there's bed here in Sydney if you need one... will chat in Sept for catch up xxxx
From Jess - Saturday, 5th July 2008, 22:07 (GMT)
Me again...keep looking at your pics! I love the super hero pose! Love ya, not long til the wedding! X
Great thanks hon, and a little birdie tells me its not long till Joe is back! wayhey!!! roll on August!!
From Mattie - Sunday, 6th July 2008, 03:08 (GMT)
Hola, still reading your stories, still digging all your tales from the other side of the world (: Missing you loads, lf_M_xxxxx
Thanks Mattie! Saw you all welcomed Liz back home in style from Marge's facebook pics... looked like a good weekend - Am on Bali now and ready for some R&R before launching into Australia...