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From Zoe - Monday, 25th April 2005, 11:51 (GMT)
Well yes, we are now all very jelous, but good to hear all your tales. Keep in touch. Zoe xxxx
Hey Zo - how's work, life etc? Miss all my girlies and my second home - how is the club? I would say I wish I was at home but can't you guys just come out here - come on, you know you wanna? Keep in touch babe, love ya x
From Debbie - Wednesday, 27th April 2005, 20:55 (GMT)
Hi, Nancy, glad to see you are getting in touch with the local lingo - "... the fijians are amazingly FRINDLY people" makes you sound just like a NZer!!
So good to hear that you are having a great time - I'm getting itchy feet reading about your journey! - Maybe one day....

Best wishes and keep writing the journal.
Debbie XXXX - ps love to Tara too.
Hi Debbie - good pick up on the Frindly, unintentional but worrying all the same! The accent is funny I keep on taking the piss a bit - "sweet as" and "that's good eh?" Hope everything is as okay as possible for you at the mo, life can be a right pain in ther butt at times! Miss you all lots, take care x
From siobhan - Monday, 2nd May 2005, 07:28 (GMT)
Hi!!!
Sounds like you're having a really great time! I'm jealous!! Not long now til you get to oz - i'm really looking forward to seeing you all! If my mum's not working we should be able to pick you up. Hope you both enjoy the rest of your time in NZ.
See you soon,
Luv Siobhan xxxx
Hey Siobhan - sorry I haven't replied till now but I have only just worked out how to get my messages! I can't believe we're all gonna be in Melbourne tomorrow, it's really cool! Hope you're well and c u tom xxxxxx
From Francky alias Rastam - Monday, 2nd May 2005, 19:50 (GMT)
Your site is very nice at your image.
Gros bisous
Hey Franck - how was Hawaii? Are you back in France yet? Tara and I will def pay you a visit when we get back to the UK - don't forget the makeup! x
From Tatiana - Tuesday, 3rd May 2005, 01:08 (GMT)
Hey girls-
Im so glad to hear you guys are alive and well. I was beginning to worry. Glad to hear that your trip is amazing... and I told you... sky diving is the biggest and greatest thrill ever.....i love you and miss you heaps... say hi to the hotties for me.. talk to you soon... tati
Hey Tati - you were certainly right bout the skydive - off to Aus tomorrow so really looking forward to that ... if you fancy a little holiday! Great to see you and Market a couple of weeks ago, I miss you guys xxxxx
From Sophie - Wednesday, 4th May 2005, 09:02 (GMT)
Can't believe you did a sky dive hun - you're mad! Although sitting at work right now being jealous beyond belief!love you lots xxx
Hey Soph - great to hear from you! I can't believe I did a skydive either - now considering a bungy ... (sorry mum!) We'll see bout that one! Hope everthing is okay with you ... work etc. Miss you loads x
From Freya - Sunday, 8th May 2005, 17:18 (GMT)
Hi Nancy, looks like your having a brill time in NZ, can't wait to hear about your sky dive and fujian dancing next time I see you. I hope that the rest of your hols is brill. Love you loads Frey's
Hi Frey - I promise I'll teach you all the dancing when I get back - you would have loved it! Hope your dancing is going well still and school is good. Love you lots x
From Louis - Sunday, 8th May 2005, 17:24 (GMT)
Hi Nancy, Your trip sound really exciting. I am sooo busy at the moment with my students final assessment I wish I could jump on a plane and forget it all ! Take care. Lou
Hi Louis - great to hear from you! Hope work isn't too stressful, I'm sure I'll be there myself in a few months - aghhhhh! If you do ever wanna jump on a plane let me know x
From Sophie - Thursday, 7th July 2005, 08:48 (GMT)
so where abouts are you now? want to see some pics of China, it sounds amazing!Turkey was really great, although it just wasn't the same without the usual crew- there were no kunana,WHAT!s or tales of babycakes to report on this holiday!(although there were plenty of spinning pigeons!) xxxxx
I've got some piccies for yoi now babe! Hope all is good in London, thinking of you all ... xxxx
From Nat - Sunday, 15th May 2005, 17:19 (GMT)
so unbelievably jealous!

caught up with pebs, spro & jac yesterday over a drink (well a few drinks) - not as exciting as your stories but fun nonetheless!
looking for a new job - want to regain a social life!

love you loads babe - keep having a ball,

nxx
Hey Nat good to hear from you - I really miss my girlies it would be great if you were all here! Have a drink for me when you're all together next! Love ya x
From Debbie - Saturday, 28th May 2005, 19:19 (GMT)
Hi Nancy, Wow! surfer dude! I'm soooo impressed!

I have a fab new job - started last monday. Maybe things will start going right for me now.
[fingers crossed!]
Missing you loads. xxxxx
Looks quite impressive doesn't it? It was a lot easier than I thought! Really pleased about the job, good luck with it all x
From Sophie - Tuesday, 31st May 2005, 10:43 (GMT)
Check you out surfer girl!! Another new skill to add to your cv! Have fun on Fraser Island and keep the updates and pics coming. Love you lots-Sxxx
Cool ha! I thought you guys might appreciate the pics - now I know what I'm doing I promise to add more. Love you lots x
From Ben - Wednesday, 1st June 2005, 07:31 (GMT)
Hi Nancy

Sounds like you're having a brilliant time. You won't want to come back.

Best wishes

Ben
From Jane - Sunday, 5th June 2005, 11:32 (GMT)
Hi Nancy
Really good to see you're having such a fantastic time. It looks brilliant and Molly can't wait to set off on her gap year. Barney is now coming back in August (or so he says) but is trying to spin it out as long as possible I'm not sure I would have made it further than Byron Bay! Our news by comparison seems very dull. The normal round of work, exams and wall-to-wall estate agents' details. But we had some sunshine yesterday! We all send you lots of love and can't wait to see you when you return.
XXXX
Molly will have a fantastic time - I'm already dreading coming home! Barney and I have not managed to cross pathe yet but hopefull we will meet up in Thailand, I think he has left Aus now! Nimbin definitely took a while to recover from. Hope you're are all well, send my love to Molly and Tom x
From uncle petey - Sunday, 5th June 2005, 15:08 (GMT)
Hi Nance,

Just been looking at your supercool website blog thing. Really looked cool - especially the glacier ha! ha1!

We are at Harriett's loking at your piccies with Alice. Definately far out piccies. Wish we were there too. NZ looks great - apart from the bungie jumping - which alawys struck me as mindless stupidity anyway - bunch of people hanging aroung high bridges in rubber - tossing each other off. Don't do it. Never trust latex.

Anyway - mum says you're off to China. Don't hang around there too long or you may "come back all slitty-eyed" (The Duke of Edinburgh said that - not me!(Edinburgh 2001).
Anyway, all you need to do now is to learn how to spell definitely, and you'll be a famous travel writer.

Lots of love

UP





Sorry Pete actually just signed up for the latex and tossing myself off a bridge! thing! Figured I couldn't do it when I got wrinkly - but am petrified! Will work on spelling, promise! Good to hear from you, hope Mara is well. Keep in touch x
From Nat - Saturday, 11th June 2005, 12:17 (GMT)
Looking at the photos makes me even more jealous!
Should have warned you about Surfer's P.......me and J weren't exactly impressed by it - you have to get drunk and get on with it!
Hope you liked Noosa - one of my favourites - v chilled - you get to see any dolphins?
Love N xx

p.s. v impressed you stayed on a board long enough for a pic to be taken!
Didn't see the Dolphins unfortunately don't think I will now cos am in cairns, did just spend the last two nights in a rainforest will be happy not to see wildlife for a little while - it was a very hairy experience! Cairns seems pretty simialr to Surfers ... joy oh joy!
From Lizzie - Sunday, 12th June 2005, 19:36 (GMT)
Hey pants,

amazing photos!! Im loving those of the mountain trekking! Though the photos of the partaying made me jealous as hell- wish i could share a sweet bottle of amarettoa and have a day kicking back out in Nimbin. Bit of a different scene from tanks and minefields!

Anyway keep the tales coming,
miss you and love you as always,

Lizzie XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
From Ian - Wednesday, 15th June 2005, 10:38 (GMT)
Hi Nancy

Sophie told me about you piccies - looks like your having fun.

enjoy
Hiya mate - got the idea for the website when I saw yours. How's Milton treating you?
From Sophie - Tuesday, 21st June 2005, 12:01 (GMT)
Ok- still jealous but we've got a heatwave at the mo so have finally been able to spend a few days sunning myself on the bowling green (without the fear of huntsmen or dingos)!!Me and spro are off to Turkey on Friday- yeah!!!! xxx
Turkey sounds cool, will definitely be thinking of you guys - Croatia memories still living strong x
From Nat - Thursday, 30th June 2005, 10:29 (GMT)
Hey Nanc,

Survive the overnight train?! It sounds like you're absorbing all the history and culture in China..........so very jealous! The heat might be unbearable but to make you happier our heat wave has been replaced by thunder & lightening - great!
Look after yourselves
Miss you,
Nat
Shame bout the weather babe but to be honest thunder and lightening sounds really nice bout now! Hope you and Ali are both well, miss you x
From uncle petey - Sunday, 3rd July 2005, 20:30 (GMT)
China sounds wonderfully interesting - don't like the sound of the pollution though. Reminds me of twenty years ago in Bangkok, where I thought I was going to suffocate - to the point where I had to bang on a shopkeepers door to let me in so I could actually breathe. The shop was shut, but could see the guy inside. You literally couldn't see across the street in those days. Never been to China - always found it a bit scary. We were all Marxist-Leninists in the sixties- not Maoists. The Maoists were the weirdoh's.
I bet the new book on Mao (your Mum's reading it, while I wait for the paperback) is not available in Beijing bookshops - though I heard some rumours that there are plans afoot in China to finally admit the guy goy it as sadly wrong as we all know he did. Like Kruschchev did to Stalin.

You missed a great concert in Hyde Park yesterday (or maybe you didn't and they relayed it to Beijing) Pink Floyd (all 4), the Who (Who's left? only 2) -can you believe it? The old geezers really showed 'em how to rock. Brought it all back. Enlightened musically if somewhat ideologically misguided. Imagine Madonna singing for the poor! Makes you laff.

Keep on rolling.

Love

WUP and Mara


Hiya Pete - you're right China is certainly fascinating and it seems to get more so everyday! However, the authoritarian grip that is still held in China is not so apparent to the wandering Laowai, I imagine this is not the case for the Chinese! We had our first real taste of China's present day Red Guards when we were drinking tea in one of China's traditional little side alleys - a number of scary looking officials entered the shops and homes of all the local Chinese in this area demanding paper work regarding permits, sanitary conditions etc. We were with a Chinese guy who could speak English and he told us that they were government officials who visited this street everyday to give the locals trouble. The street had recently been bought by a huge estate company who were going to knock down the street and replace it with modern high rises ... all in the name of modernisation hey?! (not sure what Marx or Lenin would have thought about this!) The tactic seemed to be give the locals shit until they are scared into relocating, as for compensation the guy we were talking to couldn't answer this, worrying as it was his home and teahouse that were in the plans for 'modernisation'!

Hope you're all well, send my love to Mara, Jed, Clare and the babies xxx
From Ian - Tuesday, 5th July 2005, 13:40 (GMT)
China already! Have you been spat on alot? Make sure you take notes - I have my eyes set on China. More pics please!!
Hiya mate - yep still in China, you know how it is you kinda get stuck in these places! China is really cool though and we are having a fab time, spitting becoming second nature now, god knows how London is going to take our uncouth ways when we return!!
From Nat - Friday, 8th July 2005, 10:49 (GMT)
Nancy,

Great monkey stories.........they must make you laugh in hindsight?!

Love the piccies - keep them coming.

N x

p.s. when you get back i'll have relocated back up north where I belong!
Where are you moving to? And with who???

Monkey stories definitely make us chuckle now we're safely in the city! Apparently we will have lots more to contend with when we get to India ... joy oh joy! Love ya babe and keep in contact x
From marketa - Saturday, 9th July 2005, 22:01 (GMT)
hello my love, just wanted to write a quick hello letting you know that even though i havent been writing anything doesnt mean that i havent been reading about your adventures. I glad to hear that you have been having a wonderful and definately interesting time. hope all your family and friends are doing ok over there in london. Love and miss you tons.
XXX
Hi my love - so happy to hear from you, I REALLY MISS YOU GUYS! Everyone seems to be fine in London but it has been a bit of a shock hearing such bad news when we are so far away from home! Thanks for the concern tho babe! Keep in touch, love you lots x
From Dare's - Monday, 11th July 2005, 12:06 (GMT)
Hi, The pictures look really great we enjoyed looking at them. We are all thinking of you, Looking forward to the next diary and will see you soon. Freya, Louis and Lynda
Hiya - lovely to hear from you all again! I hope you are all well and looking forward to the summer holidays! I'm looking forward to seeing you all again when I get back to Blighty. I have lots more pictures to bore you with (I bet you all can't wait!) Lots of love x