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From Claire Bear - Saturday, 10th December 2005, 14:54 (GMT)
Like the very smart website! Can't wait to come over, I'm so excited! Xmas means nothing here now, when you have Chinese New Year in China ahead of you! Chat soon, Love me xxx
From Gemma! - Tuesday, 25th October 2005, 10:16 (GMT)
i miss u2 both n i love ur websyte its veryy groovy!! come home for christmas i miss you so much!!!! all my love gemma xx
We miss you too bubba lou! Sadly though it will be a Chinese Christmas for us.... Roast dog I think. love ya Em x (and Uncle Si! x)
From Elaine - Tuesday, 25th October 2005, 14:59 (GMT)
I'm so jealous! I finally got my Green Card, so I might be coming to see you. All I want to do is travel, travel, travel! Miss you, E.
God bless America for finally letting you out of the country! Hurry up and come on over! Miss you too and those good old "circle" days on the ship. Em x
From Big Kev - Wednesday, 26th October 2005, 08:14 (GMT)
Agreed this site is much better.
Glad to hear you like the site dude. Hopefully well update it more regularly so there'll be something to new read and see every week or two.
From Catherine Keith - Wednesday, 26th October 2005, 10:00 (GMT)
Hi Guys,
Lovely to hear from you, and I love the new website. I had trouble getting onto the old one. I am meant to be working, but I think I will just catch up on what has been going on in your lives! That Palm beach resort looked amazing. You both look really well, and I'm glad you are still enjoying your stay.

Take care
Cathy
Thanks Cathy, for this message and the other other mails you've sent. I'm sorry I've been a bit slack in replying to them but I want you to know they've been greatly received. Hope life is treating you well.
Take Care, Si and Em.
From Claire - Monday, 26th December 2005, 09:38 (GMT)
Hi Si & Em, Happy Christmas & Merry New Year! Was great to talk to you on Xmas Day, hope you enjoyed your film marathon! Not much festive tv to miss over here - it was dire & Eastenders was full of doom & gloom. Gearing up for the snow here now, will let you know how bad it gets... xxx
Hi bear,
It was great to see you on the webcam and speak to you as well. Hope you don't get snowed in! We are cold enough over here and it's 19 degrees! Can't wait to see you. Not many sleeps now.....
Em and Si xxx
From Steppy - Wednesday, 26th October 2005, 17:23 (GMT)
Hello you 2
Hope you got my update mail (hotmail) the other day. Sent it from work and their emails are not particularly reliable. Great new site can't wait for more updates. Hope you are both keeping well.
Ciao for now!
Thanks for the update mail Mr Steptoe. I really enjoyed reading it and hearing what you and the gang are up to. Take care.
From Nicola Layton - Saturday, 29th October 2005, 13:56 (GMT)
Emma, fantastic website. I've always said you write it all down. I'll get you published as a travel writer yet. May even use some of your entries with my Year Nine kids if that's ok? Isn't teaching great? Hope you're well - you both look great in the photos. Take care, lots of love and luck, Nicola xxxxx
Hi Nic, good to hear from you. Glad you like it. How much commission will you be after if we get published?!! Loving the teaching - you were right. (God forbid I may have finally found a career!) Feel free to use our stuff at school. Maybe I'll come in and speak Chinese to your kids when I get home! E x
From Sally-Ann - Monday, 7th November 2005, 12:34 (GMT)
Hey guys. Your website looks great and you both look really well in your photos. Em, can you believe it's only 11 days til this years CiN appeal - that's 2 years since you came and helped out! Oh and by the way - Kristina is married now and Stewart is being sent to China to work on Miss World...it's all going on! Love you lots. Salxx
Hi Sal! Good to hear from you. Good luck with the appeal. When's Stewart in China? Maybe he can make a diversion and bring me a cadburys advent calendar!!!
Take care buddy, Em xxx
From Andy - Wednesday, 9th November 2005, 22:43 (GMT)
Psi you gibbon! Thought id add a message seeing all the others are for Emma. Sign onto MSN once in a while will ya! Anyhoo-top site and looks like ya having a great time. See ya soon mate
Cheers Dude,

I'll try and log-on to the old MSN a bit more often but with the time delay I'm normally tucked up in bed by the time most of you finish work. Although that probably doesn't matter for those of you lucky enough to have your own laptop.

Take Care,

Si.
From Steve - Monday, 14th November 2005, 07:21 (GMT)
Ni Hao, hey Emz & Si hope your enjoying the work and experience out there, hopefully be out to see you soon. All the best (pee pee) lol
Ni hao Pee Pee, Can't wait for you to come over! Not long now and then you can spend 2 wks kung fu-ing with Si and I can go shopping with Claire! Speak to you soon, Em and Si x
From Barrie - Monday, 14th November 2005, 13:32 (GMT)
Like the new web, not too long till i'm in HK boyski, see you when I get there!!
Anyway best get back to work will catch up proper when im there in December - be cool kids
Looking forward to seeing you in Dec mate. Let me know what date you'll be arriving so we can pop down to Honkers for a night out.
From sally tomkotowicz - Tuesday, 29th November 2005, 12:58 (GMT)
Hello you 2! How are you doing?? I'm sorry but i havenít kept up with your diary lately and so I am unsure where you are. However, I am going to sri lanka next week for 10 days and so if u are close, let me know!!! Much love to you both. Drop me a line XXX
Hi Sal,

Hope you had a good trip to Sri Lanka. We are still in China and will be for at least the next few months. We'll email soon.
Si and Em x
From Shoutingbench Simon - Thursday, 1st December 2005, 17:24 (GMT)
Emma dahhhhhhhhling. What on earth is your new number all about?? I just tried calling you and it sounded like I connected via China's very onw Magic FM. Please explain. PS - Miss ye.
x
DAAAAHHHLING!!!!! New phone comes complete with very own built in chinese canto pop. It will sing to you until I answer. Think you may have phoned me at 1.30am hence being ignored!!! Speak soon, miss you too. Duff, duff, duff, duff, duff, duff, duff.
From Brian - Tuesday, 3rd January 2006, 04:57 (GMT)
I love tabe!
Ha ha ha!! YAY!!!! Brian - I thought you had dropped off the face of the earth. Where are you??? Em x
From BARRIE - Monday, 16th January 2006, 17:13 (GMT)
hey kids first time since i been bcak i have been able to check out the web

Fame at last!! Boy Homers on the diary even if i do sound like an @rse for letting the disney thing slip oh and being a complete tourist ref the forest fire!!
As soon as im organised i promise to send you the HK photos

Be cool kids!
Great to hear from you Barrie.

Glad you like the site. Keep in touch as we want to know how things are going for you and when you'll be back in this part of the world. No return plans as yet so we should be in China for a while longer.
From mel - Saturday, 11th February 2006, 10:35 (GMT)
not good at e mail thought id try this way thanks for having claire and steve over they had the best time ever steve is already counting the days and money to come back one way ticket next time for him they will both never forgat this trip of a life time xxxxxxx
No worries! People with cases full of cadburys are always welcome! Glad they had a good time, we really enjoyed having them here. Your turn next.......
From Claire - Monday, 20th February 2006, 21:16 (GMT)
Hey hey hey auntie em & uncle si! Just wanna say how much I really miss you both, and I just wanna thankyou sooo much for everything you did for us. I really appreciate it, hope you're havin a gr8 time, luv ya xxx
Hi Claire,
Thanks for the lovely message. We really miss you too, it was great having you here and we are glad you had such a good time. We are still having fun in China and we are currently planning where to work next!!
Speak to you soon, love Em and Si xxx
From Gemma x - Wednesday, 8th March 2006, 10:35 (GMT)
Hey guys i havnt spoke to u in ages im at school at mo! i miss u soo much when are u coming home please soon because we need to go shopping together and i need to see my fav uncle!! miss u both all my love gemma xx
xxxxxxxxx
Hi bubba lou,
Good to see you are at school and working hard!!! We miss you too but on chinese money we won't be able to go shopping in England! You will just have to come here instead!
lots of love Em and Fave Uncle Si xxx
From Kimmie - Friday, 10th March 2006, 15:54 (GMT)
Hey to my fav English couple of all time! I miss you SO much and hope you'll make it over to Munich for a pissup just like we did in the old days...check your e-mail for an update from me soon! xoxo
Hey Kimmie,
Good to hear from you, hope you are having fun with the germs. Would love to see you for a pissup! But until we make it back to Europe we will just have to keep on getting drunk on cheap chinese beer! Looking forward to your email. Miss you, Em (and hi from Si) xxx
From Gemma and Mel!! - Thursday, 6th April 2006, 15:44 (GMT)
Hey Guys just flicking through, fort simon was going to jump of the building!! lol!! whats ur plans for the year then coming home? or staying or do u want to come back n go disneyworld next year lol:D x hope u guys having good time love you and miss you gem n mel xx
Simeon was too scared to jump, he didn't have a spare pair of pants with him. Love to go and see American Mickey, for now I am making do with Chinese Mickey not the same though. As for coming home maybe Santa can pick us up on his way to the UK! Miss you too, love Em and Si xxx
From Steve (Nephew) - Sunday, 7th May 2006, 19:39 (GMT)
Hey Aunty Emz and Si hope everything is going well and ok. Just to be aware i am saving again for my next amazing de tour around China! Hope to speak soon xxx
Cool, that's good to hear. It's looking like we will be heading up to northern China for our next job in the autumn. We'll keep you informed! Take care xx
From BARRIE - Thursday, 18th May 2006, 12:19 (GMT)
Easy people!
Hope everything is still sparky. Just been offered a 3 month sabbbatical from work for 2007 - so hoping to take in some more sights plus doing a bit of music teaching - will keep you posted on where i end up heading
Take care kids!!!
Hi Barrie,
That sounds great mate. Let us know if you'll be in our neck of the woods next year. You'll have a free place to stay! Thanks for the HK photos by the way.
Take care, Si and Em
From Percy - Monday, 3rd July 2006, 14:57 (GMT)
Nice to hear you guys are hitting the road again! Being a tour leader in Guangzhou, I've been enjoying my job for nearly a year, which has brought me a lot of fun and made me a brand new Percy. Now the boss of my department asks me to take a break and to help build up a purchasing group for the outbound tour market. Well, that means staying at the office and doing some paperworks. Anyway, I think it's good for me to do something different and learn more about how the department even the whole company works. Maybe it won't be long. During this period, I can pick up my Japanese and French courses and try to read books which I've collected from different countries.

Cheers!!!

Percy

By the way, I took a trip to Taiwan last month. TW is such a beautiful place! If you're interested, I can send you some pix.
Hi Percy,
Great to hear from you. Sounds like you had a great time as a tour leader. Good luck in your new job. Please send us some pictures and keep in touch! If you are in Beijing in the next year then we must meet up.
Take care,
Si and Emma
From Gemma! - Friday, 28th July 2006, 22:35 (GMT)
hey guys just looked at your webpage mum thinks the red pandas are racoons lol!!! there not tho are they!!?? lol! i miss u guys crazy i love u both so much i need cuddles!! my job is fantastic in m&s!! i love it!! but have nice rest of ur travels all my love your gemma-lou xx
Ha ha - we read this when we were sat in Si's room in Stevenage waiting to come and surprise you.....