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From Maryann - Wednesday, 6th February 2013, 11:05 (GMT)
Happy 50th Ange, wishing you a fab birthday - we'll open a bottle of Margaret River sav blanc and drink to your health. Miss you and look forward to the celebration in May when you're in Sydney. xxx
Thanks should certainly be an interesting birthday in Beijing! Bought a bottle of Moet Duty Free.xx
From - Wednesday, 6th February 2013, 21:17 (GMT)
Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday lalalal - that singing Jeff! HAPPY 50TH birthday Ange, hope you have a great day. Hopefully we can catch up in Darwin in April and celebrate this milestone xxx
Thank you, all well in freezing Beijing. Xx
From KIm - Wednesday, 6th February 2013, 21:32 (GMT)
Happy Birthday Ange and welcome to the Nifty Fifty's
Hope you spend the day by a pool with lots of cocktails.
Cheers Kim, no pool or cocktails.. Duty free Moët so cold here though I was considering heating it up! Haha xx
From Heidi - Thursday, 7th February 2013, 12:15 (GMT)
Dear Ange!
I hope you had a wonderful birthday. I am sure it is one you will remember for a very long time. Sounds like you are having a great holiday. All the best Steve and Heidi
Thank you, having a great time.
Preparing for Trans sib tomorrow, can't wait! Hi to Steve & kids xx
From Ferris - Friday, 8th February 2013, 19:39 (GMT)
This is great reading, keep it up !!!
Enjoy the train, I am looking forward to what you think, how's the health going Jeff ? Enjoy the cold and snow ! Will check in again soon mugh love to you both, off to Harry cricket now(19 not out) chance for a big score for the boy.
Glad you are enjoying the blog Lloydie, we will hopefully post soon on the train so far. Cold? Minus 34 C overnight, mind boggling! We are both well, good luck to Hazzalad!
From Uncle Edward - Friday, 12th April 2013, 03:30 (GMT)
Received this message at 02:20 UTC 12/4/13. A Coronal Mass Ejection is expected to impact the Earth in 24 - 48 hours, possibly resulting in significant space weather activity and visible auroras during local nighttime hours at high latitude locations (e.g. Southern Tasmania). Aurora alerts will follow should favourable space weather activity eventuate.

Australian Space Forecast Centre
IPS Radio and Space Services
Bureau of Meteorology
That sounds promising Ted, unfortunately we will not be able to see the results as we are now back home. I will finish off the blog from home soon. We did get lucky on the night of the 30th March on our final night aboard the Hurtigruten cruise near Batsfjord, Norway, magnificent!
From Steve - Saturday, 16th February 2013, 21:22 (GMT)
Thats it!!!
Its bad enough having to read of your travel adventures then make the trek down the M4 to work, but to then get messages about dog sledding in Siberia...
Sounds like a fantastic experience.
Keep well
Traveling on the train, your name often comes up. We think you should put in for some 'study leave' and check out the shenanigans that goes on!! also saw ice divers in Siberia yesterday...unbelieveable!!
From Kim - Sunday, 3rd March 2013, 05:01 (GMT)
Happy Birthday Jeff For Tuesday,
We are off on our Cruise!!!
Leave Darwin Monday Lunch Time spend a night in Bris then fly to get the ship Vanuatu,back on the 16th
Hi Blister, thanks for the birthday wishes, I nned them now! Hope you and Matt have a fantastic time on your cruise!
J xoxoxo
From - Monday, 4th March 2013, 21:57 (GMT)
Happy birthday Jeff aka Vlad. Hope you have a great day today. Be careful if you indulge in a couple tonight - or watch your step anyway. Will hopefully catch up with you in Darwin and we can have a few coldies to celebrate your birthdays. Love Debbie, Ray, Reece, Emily and Ashlee xxxxxxx
Thank all for your birthday wishes. Please pass on our best wishes to the Rhino for his 21st birthday tomorrow, Happy birthday Reecey boy, xoxoxo Jeff, Ange and Mark in Lapland.
From Debbie - Tuesday, 5th March 2013, 10:37 (GMT)
I thought i had sent this earlier (Im sure I did!) Anyway....Happy birthday Jeff. Hope you have a great day. We will catch up and have a few cold ones in Darwin - to celebrate both your birthdays xxxooo
Roger that!
From christine - Thursday, 7th March 2013, 08:51 (GMT)
Happy Birthday Jeffrey. Hope you had a great day. Sorry we are late.
Thanks Christine, no need to be sorry, I would be happy if the birthdays came late, nowadays!!

From Uncle Edward - Friday, 22nd March 2013, 06:11 (GMT)
Aurora Borealis website
Thanks Ted, that is an easier site to use than others we have seen. We have our fingers crossed for clear skies on the 29th and 30th when we will be on board the ship approaching Tromso and then Kirkenes in
Northern Norway.
From Uncle Edward - Sunday, 24th March 2013, 10:56 (GMT)
Check this out
Red down here green up there, positive and negative !!
From graham - Thursday, 11th April 2013, 11:31 (GMT)
Hi Jeff & Ang. Hope all is well with your holiday. Was good seeing you guys in Phnom Penh. It has really gotten hot since you guys left. Take care. Grum & Family
Hi Grum, we have arrived back into Darwin on the 6th April, the trip was awesome. I will have to complete the blog from home. Hope all your family are well, say hi to your 3 girls for us both. Cheers, jeff and Ange.