Response: Oct 12th-09: Mum! The Humpback Whales today were AMAZING!! Hope you enjoy all the photos and the blog updates over the past few days should keep you well informed :) XX
Response: Oct 7th-09: Hey Sherrie :) Its been an amazing three days already. Yes we are going to get to Tofino - Chris & Sheila talked us into it the other night. Thanks for the advice! Anywhere in the U.S you would recommened? Hope you enjoyed Day 3 pics cause I sure did enjoy taking them. Hope all is well. Looks like the weather has really cracked up there now. Brrr! Talk soon X
Response: Oct 5th-09: Hey Kat :) Thank you for your words, I have alot of sadness, but your right, very excited about the next adventure. I will come back here, apart of my heart is here now. Keep in touch and I will see you in OZ soon :) XX
Response: Sep 22-09: Hello No. 1 Fan :) hehe. Oh, I know people are reading it, lots of people do, I have a page counter - its nice to know people read it and come back even if there is no comments.
Im loving my new bed and bedding, I barely want to get out of bed, so may be a good thing and a bad thing.
Glad you enjoyed the zoo pictures, it was lots of fun taking them. I loved your NZ pics, so nice that your heading over there, Canadians wonder why not many Australians get over there, because its so close.
Im still job hunting...not as easy as the first time thats for sure!
I miss you very much and think about Tassie often. Take care X
Response: Aug 28th-09: Hey Kat :) Damn storms, heard its pouring over there, floods & all sorts. Yuk. Australia seems so extreme. Thanks for the birthday wishes, was a good couple of days :) Yeah, next year here I come...I know what you mean about time flying - where did the last 8 months go? Hope everyone is well. Take care also. Chat soon X
Response: Aug 25th - 09: Awesome, will do! Thanks heaps mumsicles. Its my canadian birthday today :) Ive been riding with friends, had candy & all sorts of goodies, some wonderful flowers sent to my work and a big bike ride to finish off the day - what more could a girl ask for :)
Miss you. x
Response: Aug 23rd-09: Bel Bel :) Its so lovely to hear from you! I am loving it here and your totally right, the pull hasnt gone at all and I know that when I leave here it will constantly call me back :) After the weekend at the Dirt Series my biking has got even better! Loved it so much. Keep up the kayaking, you will have a few things to teach me as I have been out on my bike too much to be in a kayak. Im glad that my writing is something that you enjoy :) That makes me smile. Take care Bel, miss you heaps XXXOOO
Response: Aug 18th-09: Hey Mumsicles :) Lovely hearing from you - I think your my main fan on this blog, I know people are reading it from the page counter, but not really leaving comments...its nice to know its being read anyway.
Erin turning 16, scary hey. I asked her if she could just stop growing up until I get back, its going to be such a shock to me when I get back, but I cant wait for it! Crankworx was way too much fun and makes me want to get back out on my bike, with my mountain bike skills camp this weekend I should have lots of things to practice as well :)
Hope the sun finds you down in Tassie. Look forward to seeing some pics. Take care, miss you lots and talk soon X
Response: Aug 7th-09: Mum!! Hey there. I dont think Im overdoing things, just work hard all day and with the time difference by 10pm here I tired :) We can chat again when its early here and I will be full of bubbles!
The sun is starting to shine here now, the weather man said the big storm front that was here has now moved on :) Happy days! I think its funny that you hear an accent - I dont even know what an accent is anymore, even Australians sound weird to me these days.
Your going to have to come up with something good for Wingnut for PFFF cause she will be 18 - maybe "pay your own way" will sway her? Although shes got big money bags too...who knows?
There is always a free bed at my house for you so whenever you need to scratch the travel bug itch!
Hope you had a great time in Victoria with the Wingnut.
Im off for some hiking and driving this weekend in hope to find a moose, an animal which still escapes me. Will share the photos upon my return.
Miss you all heaps.
Response: Aug 4th 09: Hey Omi Pomi :) So great to hear from you. Only a few days left in the sollies for you, bet you dont want to leave and are looking forward to going home at the same time. I miss our 3am chats and when you call me to play me mmm bop all the time and if I dont answer you just leave it on my voicemail. I hope that you do plan on sharing some of my travels with me - I know you would love Central America! Take care of yourself and I cant wait to see you in Feb/March - maybe you could join us for Port Fairy Folk Festival?? XXX OOO :)
Response: July 22-09: Hey you two! Was so nice to hear from you...was my pleasure to take all the photos and write my blog, am thinking of you all the time and glad you can kinda experience it with me if I keep everything up to date and online. Missing you heaps!! X haha and I know what Wingnut means about the study face...I feel it too. The bananas in foil were AWESOME!!
Response: July 18-09: Hi Lyn, Allen & Co :) Just got back from Roadtripping and had an awesome time! There should be some more photos under 'Summer Roadtrip' for your viewing pleasure. Hope everything is well back in gorgeous little Tassie.
Response: July 15-09: Well he/she who shall remain nameless, thank you for your message. CS was awesome and I will surely keep up the good work - im loving it here!
Response: June 23-09: WOW, lots of news. Fantastic news about Wingnut and her shortlisting! They would be lucky to have her thats for sure. Keep me updated :) Treks around SA hey...just remember that the cycle part of my trip starts in Mexico and it will take me the best part of a year to get to SA, so if your thinking of being over here next year, I will be doing Canada, Alaska and the US. Anyway, keep me posted, Im hoping the specials will get me a trip back in Feb.
Fingers crossed for the house, damn mortgage brokers! I hope that you get better soon also, no good that your not feeling well :( Kisses & Hugs. Miss you. Chat soon X
Response: June 19-09: Ive heard that the film festival goes right around the world! I guess thats why there is so many tourists in Banff! Enjoy it - be awesome! Getting to do it for real is pretty special! Hows everything going with you? House purchase?
Response: June 19-09: Hey Mum :) I cant believe I have been so lucky with bears and no camera! I saw a black bear on wednesday with her tiny cub and she was so close to us! As the summer progresses the bears will move higher as more grows on the mountains as it gets warmer, so I am enjoying it all and from the safety on top of a horse.
I have Bel on the hunt for cheap flights for Feb/March next year - Im very excited and will be so good to see everyone and to still come back for the rest of my adventures here.
No good with the house stuff...damn red tape!
Im probably hiking two mountains with my long weekend - so will take lots of photos and hopefully one will be of a bear :) Toodles!
Response: June 10th-09: Omi Pomi - so nice to hear from you! I hoped you enjoyed reading it all, Im sure there was plenty to catch up on.
I hope that you can meet me somewhere along the road and im sure we will have a blast together wherever we meet up. I hope your enjoying your time in the Solomon Islands, I love that you get to travel with your jobs, so lucky!
Take care - miss you X R.J
Response: June 10th-09: Congrats on the new purchase!! From the pics it sure looks like a renovators dream, definately a 'you' house - look forward to seeing it when I am back on Tassie soil. Buck is my main man as he is a guides horse, also Steve who is the Palamino that you liked I can ride sometimes - he is a real gentleman.
The weather has certainly got better and better here and i can barely remember winter now...im sure it will be a shock to the system when it starts to snow again.
Thanks so much for the care package in the mail X Miss you guys so much. Thinking of you.
Response: June 4-09: Its fantastic! Im so happy there. Its only for the spring and summer but still fantastic! Hope your saving is going well for your trip. Your welcome here anytime :) hehe
Response: May 30-09: Hey Mumsicles :) Yeah...just living the dream over here. Will post the link to Brett and Jen also - hope the business is going well for them, I bet those kids are big now! Im learning all my first aid stuff this weekend - probably come in handy for all the bike trips over the summer as well as horsey mishaps. Hope all is well back in Tassie land. Miss you X
Response: May 5-09: Hey Mum :) I think you need to save me from myself, im having way too much fun!! Great news about Annette getting engaged, sad to not be there to congratulate her.
There is always a spare bed at my house for when you come over to visit...we would have an awesome time!!
Miss you lots XX
Take care, big hugs and kisses for the kids (who arent really kids anymore)
Response: April 26-09: hehe :) Im going harder next time to prove you wrong! Its been snowing again, so up to the ski hill rather than hitting the trails on the bike. Damn Spring. Hope everything is well back in Tassie land. I showed some Canadians a tassie devil the other day - their comments were so funny! What the? What is that!
:) Keep well Sir Daxamus.
Response: April 19, 2009 - Hey Lozza! Thats awesome. Im about an hour from Lake Louise, so will definately have to meet up with your sis, Im sure she will make her way to Banff & Canmore as well. Awesome news about Europe for you too - you will certainly see another side of life there. Hope everything else is going well for you - saving, saving, saving I bet! Get your sis to add me on FB and we can keep in touch :) Hugs and Kisses for you :) OOXX
Response: April 15, 2009 - Im so glad that you got the care package ok :) Did the kids like the peanut butter kit kats? Thought they were a bit novel! Hope the kids liked their pressies. The moose socks were so cute werent they!
I will keep posting pics, Jade has bought my mountain bike and heaps of my gear over, so Im so stoked to be getting out on the bike really soon and taking lots of pics, also my new horse job will start in a month, so lots of cool panoramic horse shots to come :)
Harvey the pig, what a classic!! Only Kellie hey!
Thanks for posting pics to keep me up-to-date, I love seeing them. Can you please remind the kids that I would like them to stop growing up - just wait until I get back :) hehe.
Hope you had an awesome day in Launnie and that your enjoying your well deserved week off. Miss you heaps!! Love Rach XX
Response: April 5, 09: Bel, it was totally my pleasure having you over here and sharing 9 days of my life with you. So many laughs and your last night here with the toboggan is one that will stay in my memory. Thank you so much for making the trip to Canada. I know that Canada certainly turned it on for you with warmer tempretures, good snowfall and lots of sunshine! Take care Bel, until next summer time :)