Response: Oh no! We moved out of Hendon just after we got married! Now we're back we're up north in Leeds - very different from Australasia I assure you! Will be in touch when I'm next in the big smoke. Liz x PS - don't have a house yet and hence don't have any walls to put the photos on yet but give us time!
Response: Hi Terri! So jealous - you're going to love it! We got a cheap hotel room on priceline.co.uk where you enter the maximum price you're prepared to pay for a room and they check out any hotels which may be willing to give you that discount if they have empty rooms. We stayed at a hotel about 5 - 10 mins walk from the action, between the Pirate Ship and the Stratosphere and ended up paying about £20 - £30 a night for the room which had air con, TV and was HUGE! It was called Frontier or something similar. There are youth hostels there too which are great if you're looking to meet with other travellers. We stayed in a "chain" called "USA Hostels" and I'm sure they've got one in Vegas. They're really clean and most have pools / bars / games rooms etc. I would definitely recommend them and they cost us about £11 a night.
As for food, the buffet at the Stratosphere is great, but don't eat for 24 hours before hand - that way you'll really appreciate it. We went there for lunch and didn't eat for 24 hours afterwards! Other than that food etc isn't that cheap in Vegas but the trick is to play the cheap slot machines and as a result get free drinks in the casinos! Obviously you get more waitresses around the more expensive machines but we stuck to maximum 25c and still made a profit in beer! Have a great time!
Response: Sadly it's all over but we've come back on a high because we've been looking at all the wedding photos. Thanks for the photo of us signing the register (very naughty of you!) because we forgot to get our photographer to do a set shot of that! Did you see the official photos on the kodak website? There's a great one of the Hillsy family with you in in. If not we'll send some through to you when we get our heads together.
Response: Cheers for the tips - we left Phangan on the 16th so didn't get this until we were back in the UK unfortunately. On Phangan we went to Saalad Beach and stayed there for 10 days wihtout going anywhere else (except for the dive). We figured we'd have loud times in Bangkok and really wanted to have a "traditional" honeymoon so we became recluses on the island and just swam, kayaked, read, ate and drank. I got you a pair of pink trousers - I think they're fishermens but wasn't sure as there were two styles going around - I got you what I think are the more flattering. Couldn't see any fire po stuff for sale but maybe we weren't in the right area for it. I'll call soon so we can meet up - can't wait to see you!
Response: Send some photos of you through and I'll put them on! Tee hee only kidding! Glad to see you're still checking the site - even if it's all over now (I bet Nathan's still out there isn't he!). Hope everything's ok - how did the house move go? How's Sarah? Liz x
Response: We left Bangkok in 32 degree heat and landed in London where it was 13 degrees. Not pleasant but not as much a shock to the system as it will be for some Canadians we met who were returning to minus 4!
Response: Thanks for the tip mate... we were surprised you`d heard of China!
Response: Mum & Dad H.? Could still be either Hills or Hough! Don't think we really want to know the rest of that story...and I thought I was the only one with an obsession about hats!
Response: Sounds great! Ballet, then swimming in hot water whilst in the snow... a truely interesting experience!
Response: Good to hear from you C.
We`ll ring you soon!
Response: Too late! We came here en route to Ko Phan-gnan and have stayed longer than expected because we couldn't face moving again yet! We're making the most of the bars and restaurants (but avoiding the ones which are simply full of women waiting for a rich westerner) before heading to the east coast of Koh Phan-gnan where we'll be lucky (or unlucky!) to only have mozzies for company. Serious diving awaits us, we can't wait! Pink Lady is tiny! I think you must have had your beer goggles on when you went in! Haven't seen a whiskey bucket on the menus yet but you're not the first to recommend the drink so we may try it even though we both hate whiskey! Haven't seen any fire po or fisherman's trousers in the markets yet - just a lot of fake (we hope!) weapons!
Response: Our taxi driver yesterday was surprised to hear that UK has 4 seasons and went on to explain how KL only has 2, hot and wet and hot and dry! Luckily we've hit the dry season and it looks like we'll be one step ahead of the monsoons for the rest of our trip (touch wood!) so we won't get too drenched. Make sure you take loads of photos of William in the snow!
Response: Hello! Thanks for dropping me a note. I've only just got married so I'm not quite used to being "Liz Hough" yet but it feels great because my new husband and his family are so lovely. Did you see the website for the other Liz Hough on google? She's an artist but I'm not sure which country she's from. Not sure if I'm "cool", more like crazy for doing some of the sports we've been doing - I'm never doing a sky dive again!
Response: Glad it`s working and making you jealous!
Good to hear from you and hope all is well in the dark but yellow world of DHL!
Response: Would you believe us if we told you we'd had enough of the heat?! We're sorry we've been moaning en route - come back cool NZ - all is forgiven!
Response: Would love a bit of snow right now! Saw the pictures of East Coast USA in the papers - it looked terrible! Hope you're ok!
Response: Breathtaking is the non-rude way to describe those activities! Since we've been "feature photo" we've had 15 more visits to the site so the inquisitive strangers are helping our tally! Just need to get on telly now - oh I've already done that by getting on a news report in Amsterdam when I was out there celebrating Queens Day! Hope work isn't too stressful and my nephew is as gorgeous as ever!
Response: Thanks for the answer - so does that make Rowan and me 2nd cousins too?! This is so complicated maybe I won't get into geneology when I get back! Hope you had a good Christmas with the family.
Response: You're coming to Sydney?! Why didn't you tell us? We've just left for Nepal?!!!!!
Response: Thanks! Oh my goodness - that's a bit of a blast from the past! I assume you've been in touch with Gary in that case? Hope all's well, I'll be in touch when we get back to hook up for a cheeky pint or two!
Response: Happy New Year to you too! Sounds like your xmas was sunnier than ours! Now in Oz where the weather has been teasing us again. Supposed to be 37 degrees today but it's 9.30am and still cloudy....will check email soon - internet quite expensive though!
Response: Wary? Try petrified! He's glad he can say he's done it - just not too sure he's glad he did it if you can see the difference!
In Oz now, found a bit of sunshine yesterday, here's hoping it continues! Saw the xmas photos - made me very homesick!
Response: In work at 8???? No - doesn`t ring a bell! Weather is sorted, I put an e-mail in to Micheal Fish!
Response: Merry Crimbo to you to! Ha ha - I have my ways - and Heather was very helpful too! I'm sure you know what William got seeing as I imagine you won the prize for "most presents ever given to a grandchild"! Thanks for the Xmas message too - we couldn't open the attachment but the thought was there!
Have a great New Year - spending it with the girls in Kemsing? Give our love & Xmas greetings to Ken and Janet if you speak with them too.
Response: Prize for having the most to say definitely goes to you mate! And those are my very own quality pictures fella - although we have had the same conversation about them being a bit "samey" and people thinking we were in a hotel in Bognor (The Royal Grand Hotel on the seafront - very nice actually!). Looking forward to a drinking buddy... and you`ll be pleased to hear that I too now go to bed before 10 at night!