Response: Have a look now, KJ has done some more (and more too of England etc). We have also done a summary of our trip and thoughts - you and Sarah were the most amazing hosts; and are the best friends we could hope to have - a big THANX to all of you. Boy I miss you (and Evie !!) looking forward to seeing you all again.
love V xxx
Response: Thanx Vix
It's been great doing it along the way, have now updated with last minute thoughts and some more photos. Hope to talk soon, otherwise see you next year !!
luv V xxx
Response: Aw shucks
thank you Trace
you're a honey
Response: See previous reply.
We had a great time in Wales (again). Sad to hear about the work Vix, something will show up and it will be just right for you. See todays entry for an update on what we have been up to here in Singapore.
Talk soon, luv Vee and KJ xxx
Glad all is now going well. Thanks for taking great care of the horses. Tracy has told us about the winds, yay - sounds as if we have a hot windy summer ahead. Tracy will be picking us up on Friday, so we will see you after work. NOT missing work, but am missing everybody. Please send my love and warm wishes to all at work.
love Vee and KJ xxx
Response: Hi All
Yes Wales and the opera were great. It was a true internation evening, see my reply to my mum (MumC) in the messages on todays entry. We have had no windy days, just beautiful weather wherever we go. Stay tethered to the earth. Talk soon, luv Vee and KJ xxx
Response: Glad you enjoyed both concerts, yeah the opera was amazing. Check my email reply to mum re the opera and the international flavour of that particular night. We have had amazing weather, NO windy days, little rain and right now (sitting in air conditioned splendour) it is about 31 C degrees outside. We have had a great day and plan to make the most of tomorrow. Thanks so much for taking the day out to come and pick us up on Friday. Good on you for getting onto the dress, I'll bet you were getting a bit anxious - not long to go now.
See you Friday, take care and love to Kidz. Love you, Vee and KJ xxx
Response: Thanks for the update on the score, good we beat Sth Africa in the cricket too :-)) Talk soon, love to kiddles, Vee and KJ xxx
Response: Yes, we had a wonderful night at the opera. It was stunning. We joked about it being a truly international night: an opera written by an Italian (Puccini) about some french students, performed by the Welsh, conducted by a Pole watched by a pommie and a kiwi !!!
The last weekend was nice with Tony, Sarah, Evie and Tony's parents and grandmother. They are lovely people and it was great to talk to them.
Glad to hear all the arrangements for the wedding are going well, I think I have a dress (bought in Wales). Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Take care, love to Dad.
Love you, Vee and KJ xxx
Response: Hiya once again chickie
Thanks again for your efforts on our behalf.
We are now in Port Talbot, South Wales - not far from Swansea in one direction and Cardiff in the other. We were going to travel back up toward the North of England tomorrow and go to the races at Warwick and make our way from there back to Oxford - HOWEVER - as things do with us we have changed our minds as La Bohemme is showing at the Swansea Royal Theatre and it is lovely here. Keith is not well with a headcold and we have decided that it is not worth busting our boilers to get all the way back up on the M4 when we can stay here, use the pool and gym, go over to The Mumbles (which is one place we definitely decided early on we wanted to go to - Catherine Zeta Jones has a house there we are told). It gives us a more leisurely time and we can have a good look at The Mumbles and Swansea too - without having to be out of the hotel by 10am. Funny how things work out :-))
Broadband eh? We are hoping to get that if available out our way.
Love to all, looking forward to seeing you soon. Thanx once again Trace you are a gem.
Love from us,
Vee and KJ xxx
Response: Yeah it's a dag that they are all away.
We are now in Port Talbot, South Wales. Were going to have a quick look at The Mumbles tomorrow and back up to Warwick and Loughborough before heading back to Oxford, but now we are here and La Bohemme is showing in Swansea we have bought the last 2 tickets !!! and will be staying. It is beautiful here just as it is in the rest of Wales that we have seen.
Welcome back to NZ the Jacques clan - look forward to seeing you all.
Take care, luv
Vee and KJ xxx
Yes, that's great that Mum can get that support from Ngaire.
How are you? Happy Birthday for Sunday. Guess you must be 59??
I'll update the site next so won't repeat stuff in here. Last road-trip for us before we fly out to Singapore on Monday night.
Take care, stay in touch.
Love KJ and Vee
Response: S,ile... it must be threatening and exciting at the same time.
What sort of things are you doing?
Happy Birthday for today.
Vee and I are in Wales again, the South this time. Update will be on site next thing.
Love KJ and Vee
Response: Hello to you too :-))
Look forward to seeing you too, we are loving our stay and in some ways just do not want to leave. However, it will be great to be home in our own bed, own house and to see everyone and cats n dogs etc. After much debate and changing around we are going to have our last day in London. It has been too awkward to date for me/us to get away to get the bus up to London and as we don't have to be at Heathrow until 6.00pm on Monday we will be able to spend the whole day there. I already know what I want to see (KJ is just coming for the ride) and we can get on and off the tourist bus where we want to for the day, then get the tube to Heathrow in the evening. Looking forward to the Tower of London and the Crown Jewels.
We are now in Port Talbot near Swansea in the South of Wales. Have decided to stay another night to see all the sights we had hoped to and will also take in an opera tomorrow night in Swansea. Off to The Mumbles tomorrow for some sightseeing (might even see Catherine Zeta Jones) but just going to hang around the hotel here today as KJ is not too well. We are opposite the beach, it is as beautiful here as the rest of Wales that we have seen. This is our "last hurrah" before back to Oxford on Saturday and Sunday with Tony and Sarah and Tony's parents who have come up from Bromley !!! to see the baby and us.
Looking forward to London on Monday and the final 2 days in Singapore on the way back. Will try and phone before we leave Oxford.
Take care, love you and love to Dad.
see ya, Vee and KJ xxx
Response: Great to hear that you are following our site. How are things back in NZ?
How is Kurt going on his travels?
Love KJ and Vee
Thanks again for your efforts. Can you please assure that the guy drops the original pump (all of it) back to our place.
Take care. Hope to get broadband on ourselves when we return.
No time isn't rushing by thankfully.
Love KJ and Vee.
Response: Always good to hear from your, stay in touch.
love from KJ and Vee xxx
Response: Hiya Trace
Yeah we spoke to Mark last night and he told us all the news. It's OK we can't do anything about it over here and these things happen - we may be able to claim on insurance anyway. We DO however, thank you so much for all your efforts, hope it hasn't been to much of a hassle/worry for you though. Will give you a call so that we catch you 1st thing Monday/Tuesday morning.
Having a wonderful time again, nice and relaxed this morning (Sunday), waking to the church bells ringing - Keith and Tony have just got back from a footy kick around at the park and Sarah has just come back from church and is off to her mums with Evelynne for lunch.
Have a good one.
luv KJ and Vee xxx
Yes, there was such an overpowering mix of emotions at times.
Glad to see that you are keeping an eye on our travels. We have today and tomorrow left in Portugal. It is so lovely we are tempted to ring and try to rebook a flight back to Blighty for Sunday. Could be a big cost though.
Today is clear and warm, again. Have planned to spend the day at the leisure centre swimming and sunbathing.
Tak to you again soon.
All our lovre Dad and Vee
Response: Hiya Darling Daughter,
Lagos is wonderful. The apartment is better than we expected and we probably didn´t need the rental car. If we could we would be here lonegr and plan to return at first chance. I think this time of year is a great time to be here.
Response: Yes, it´s great to have this website isn´t it? I´m so glad for you that you have worked out how to get into it and you are doing really well by all accounts. Keith has just done an entry today about our trek around Lagos - up hill and down dale - to find the b ... y car!!! Boy did we get some exercise and see the city - it was all part of the fun though. We have thought about seeing if we can change our flight back to England tomorrow, but are not too sure if we could afford it? Will phone and see what the cost would be. I wouldn´t say we are bi lingual yet, but our understanding and confidence gets better every day and the locals are very understanding anyway - and there are LOTS of English and Germans around. It is beautiful here - have we told you that yet? We are already planning on when we can afford to come back. You and Tracy would love this trip (England and Portugal); if we could you get on the plane. So glad that Dad is better, hopefully that eases things for you too?
We are having a lovely lazy day today, it is Republic Day here today which just means that the schools and a lot of businesses have the day off, nothing has closed as far as we can see, though the train is running to a different schedule. If tomorrow is our last day here, we may not be able to get to the internet until we get back to Blighty so there may be a delay. We intend to have a last look around the streets and maybe have a swim at the beach or the grottoes. We don´t have to have the car back in Faro (about 1 1/2 hrs away) until about 5.30pm as we have to book in at 6.30pm for our flight back.
take care, love you and love to Daddy
Vee (and KJ) xxx
No communication with you could be too long (unless there was sport to watch).
It´s great that everyone has kept Nathan´s care in mind. Thanks a lot.
We are getting nervy about leaving tomorrow and have planned the day here at the leisure centre. Very sunny but ba lovely dry heat today.
Gotta do the general update so I´ll get on with it.
Love and hugs KJ and V
Yeah we have been keeping up on the Nathan news. Poor bugger.
Hope all is well with you and Mark also? I can´t phone you til the weekend as you cannot find a public phone in Lagos! We can phone free from Tony and Sarah´s too. I can´t beleive that the weather is that cold. I can´t understand why your nephew doesn´t beleive about your rally days - has he not seen the trophies??? So if we phone Saturday morning our time it will be Saturday night your time, we will call you then?
OK ta ta for now, back to soaking up the sun by the pool (I know it´s a tough job ...)
take care, luv V xxx