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From Peter & Robyn - Tuesday, 26th August 2008, 05:43 (GMT)
Hi Maree,
Hope things are going well for you all - it's good to have your website to keep up to date with your adventure, which sounds great. Glad Jenny's Coca Cola advise seemed to have worked for you all. It's been quite cold here, but today is sunny and warm. Wish the water was warm here for swimming just like the Meditteranean you are enjoying! We miss your smiling face, Maree.
Hope you are taking plenty of photos for us to see when you get back. Keep on enjoying your travel experience. Lots of love and hugs, Peter & Robyn
Hi Peter & Robyn
I had a problem with the computer the other night so I couldn't reply to your message. Things are going great guns now. I'm enjoying everyday. There's so much to see and do. We are now just relaxing in Naxos and enjoying the beautiful Greek islands. The villages are very pretty. We just walk around the villages and have a swim everyday. I've took about 800 photos now! Love Maree
From Jane R. - Thursday, 28th August 2008, 00:31 (GMT)
Hey Maree, Very happy to see your responses and photos. You seem to enjoy travel and sightseeing again. You sound more yourself now... very glad. Have been reading your travel blogs especially the trek to a deserted Greek village... wow!! I am already envious! ha! It is still cold down under here.... so enjoy the weather over there. Will send you another one again soon. Take care and have fun. Lot sof luv, Jane. x
Hi Jane
It's so hot everyday here. I love having a swim in the late afternoon after walking around the villages. It's really hard work backpacking and being on the go everyday but I love every minute as there's so much to see and do. It will be hard to settle down again when we come back to Australia! Love Maree
From Peter & Robyn - Friday, 29th August 2008, 09:52 (GMT)
Hi Maree,
Hope you get this message - we've sent a couple but for some reason they haven't reached you. Sounds like you are all having a very wonderful experience. Glad you are feeling well again. Reading what you have been "up to" it
sounds truly amazing all the things you have been doing and seeing. We are so pleased the trip is going so well for you. We are thinking of you lots and praying for you often. Hope you're taking lots of photos to share with us when you get back.
Missing you very much. Love Peter & Robyn.
Hi Peter & Robyn,
Got your messages & was able to reply today. Ron found a way to stop me from losing my messages! Glad you are enjoying our adventures. I've seen and done lots of amazing things! Even met a lovely christain lady in Greece. Love Maree
From Jenny - Monday, 1st September 2008, 22:13 (GMT)
Photos? I haven't seen any photos!!! A bikini young Maree??? Will you wear it at Merewether? Sounds like an extremely thought provoking and spiritually challenging experience in that area of the world. I'm told here people give up all sorts of things for Ramadan including smoking. Imagine giving up food and smoking!! Even if only the daylight hours must be quite the challenge.
I haven't had a good chance to sit and think but have been pondering Cathy's entry of the 21st and will try to put some thoughts together tomorrow when off work! Your whole trip seems to be a journey into history and faith. So different to just "doing the tourist thing".
Have to go "heal the sick now" but talk to you all soon. Love Jenny
Yes, Jenny we have had an amazing journey. There is so much to learn about the world...way too much for one life time!!
From Dave - Sunday, 7th September 2008, 07:00 (GMT)
Hi Cate... thanks fr your message. All is good here in NZ, although Hudson is a real handful... constant whinging, up half the night, etc.
I'm back home tomorrow. Your photos and updates are great.
Hi Dave!
Glad you're enjoying the photos! Thanks for your message. Sorry to hear Hudson is going through a difficult stage. Poor Michelle and Leon. Stay in touch. xx
From Jenny - Thursday, 11th September 2008, 08:12 (GMT)
Computer so slow opening these photos. Waiting anxiously to see these bikinis. Sorry so long no speak. Lots going on here. Won't bother you with it all. Enough to say haven't had much time to watch your travels. The 15 min bus trip up the mtn ... well let's just say I might have tried to walk instead. And well I did want to go over there one day but if I have to wear a bikini. Hmm will give that one a miss!!!The weather is starting to warm up a fraction here. Should be a bit warmer by the time you get home. Well guys and gal. Keep enjoying it all. sounds the absolute best trip. See you quite soon!!!!
We're having a fantastic time! We're all starting to get a bit seen in some recent photos! Looking forward to sleeping in our own beds.
Will add our bikini photos soon!! Keep watching this space!!
From Jessica - Thursday, 11th September 2008, 13:36 (GMT)
Hi! You finally made it to my two favorite Greek Islands. I am totally jealous! It sounds amazing and like your enjoying yourself. Brad I hope this clears your itchy feet and homesickness just a little bit.

Cathy thanks for your well wishes. Andrew is enjoying some time with his Dad at home at the moment.

Brad he has also been talking to your lovely lady!

Have a sunset drink and a swim for me

Hi Jess!
The Greek islands were amazing! We were surprised how dry and barren they were though. It's the white buildings and the beautiful turquoise coloured sea that make them so special.
Brad says hello! and he'll talk to you soon.
Give our love to Andrew.
Take care. Hope to see you in Brisbane soon...maybe at Xmas when Brad comes home. We have been having lots of sunset drinks and swims (in our bikinis!) too
Love from all of us. xxx
Brad says hi and
From Phil Skinner - Thursday, 11th September 2008, 21:19 (GMT)
Hi maree,

Hope things are still going well - sounds like it.
My trip to Chicago went well - short though.
Things here at Church are all going well - started a new servcie at the end of August at night and it went great.
Weather still up and down - had lots of rain last week - at least 6 inches.
When are you due home ??
Keep well - God bless - Phil
We will be back at the end of the month. We're leaving Turkey on the 19th and having a couple of days in Singapore.
From Scruffy - Friday, 12th September 2008, 08:21 (GMT)
Hello Mummy!! It's great to hear you're all having such a fabulous time but I feel that your absence for 8 weeks is reealllly pushing the friendship! To keep myself stimulated, I decided to do some housework for you and reduce the contents of your magazine rack. I hope you remember to come home, it's getting a little boring living in this big house all by myself. Love & Cuddles, Scruffy :)
Hi Scruffy!
We will be home in a few days. Try not to get too bored. If you're hungry ask Jenny to give you extra dinner as I don't think there's much nutritional value in magazine paper. We miss you too and can't wait to come home to play with you and take you for lots of walks. Until then please behave. Play with your toys if you get bored. Love mummy xxx
From Marlene Walshe - Tuesday, 16th September 2008, 02:31 (GMT)
Hi Cathy and Ron,

It was so great to get your email and the planetranger site, I have forwarded it on to Michelle ,Karen and Trudi. I know they will enjoy reading it, and also seeing the photos.

I have read all, and looked at all the photos too, they are great. Bradley looks so mature these days. Will he be coming back for good at Xmas?
Will definitely catch up when you get back.
Please give me a call after you have recovered from your jetlag, and I will come over. All is well here with work and everyone else.
Michelle and Leon have finally set a wedding date on 29th November
Just a small affair.They had planned so many times before. A small family service on the beach . Then she will officially be Mrs Kirkbeck. Halina id very excited too.
Look forwarded too seeing you very soon.
Take care and enjoy the rest of your holiday. Love Marlene xx
Hi Marlene!
That"s fantastic news!! Wow!! Everyone must be so excited! Will Halina be the bridesmaid?
Bradley is coming home for Xmas which will be at our place. Hopefully he'll be home for about 2 months.
Glad you're enjoying the site! Lots of love to everyone. xxx
From Peter & Robyn - Wednesday, 17th September 2008, 07:26 (GMT)
G'day Maree,
Just been catching up on your travels and looking at your great photos.some of those roads - wow! It certainly is a very ancient part of the world, eh, and you must be having a fantastic experience Maree. Things are going well at WBC and we miss your "dial with it's big smile!" We're sure you will enjoy your time in Singapore,having been there.
We will be away when you get back, so we'll look forward to seeing you after we get home.
Safe travel, God bless, Peter & Robyn
Hi Peter & Robyn
Glad you are enjoying our travels. I've been having lots of history lessons of the ancient world. I didn't have history at school so I'm learning a good bit about it now! We are leaving Turkey tomorrow for Singapore. I'm looking forward to going back there and seeing a bit more of the place. I'll see you when you return from your time away. Lots of love Maree