Response: Hey sweetie
Don't remind me about the massive reality check that I am going to get when I get home. I'm not going to like it, am I? I want to come home for long enoguh to see eveybody and catch up with the gossip and then turn around and go off again. still... I have a lot to look forward to when I get home like starting Law College so I shouldn't complain! I will just have to make sure that I travel in the hols!
I don't think that the sleep and work are too bad as long as there's enough partying thrown in there to make it worth your while. We will have to arrange to go out for a drink when I am back to catch up! I haven't seen you in ages. I need to know all about this job that you are applying for.
Send my love back to Marina and all the family. Please tell Emma taht I will be in touch soon, I promise!!!
Lots of love
Response: Hey Loo
Glad to ehar that tyhing are coming together with your flat. it all sounds so grown up - Dr Russle in her new flat, with her new furiture, entertaining guests etc. i hope that there wills till be lotsf of crazy ngihts out now that you are a proper adult.
I'm glad that you all had a a fab Graduation. We loved ours and I thnik that it's a really important end to the whole university enperience. It does just happen so quickly!
We will be in touch soon about this big ngiht out in glasgow. We are hopign to come up to Dundee sometime soon as well so i will we will elt you know whawen that is too and perhaps we will be ablet o meet up.
Lots of love
Response: Hey Katy J!
I'm pleased I was missed but when I spoke to you it sounded like you had had an excellent time on holiday (well you and dad, maybe not mum!!) Pleased there were no ghosts too - that holiday was so weird!!
Gloat all you like about your first year results - they are excellent and you should be v pleased! I'm proud of you!! Congratulations again!
If you have a new handbag then I'm sure you don't need a present from here. It is hard to find you a present because in most of the places things are either of the craft variety or fakes - I know how you appreciate the real thing!
Caroline has indeed done an incredibly good job organising me! She deserves all of your praise!
Looking forward to seeing you very much. Lots of love xx
P.s. Didn't find it pretentious - you crack me up!
Response: HOT-TEES, does this mean that the GHDs are still at home? You've let me down Ed (Laura), you really have!
We're sure that you'll soon love the squat toilets and cold showers, we did! Sharing your living quarters with the wildlife is also lots of fun. You never really get used to the locals staring, pointing and laughing but at least they're not stroking you like a guy on the beach did earlier! Sounds like you are having a great time. Keep us posted.
Laura and Caro
Response: Hey there sweetie
Glad that the cooler weather is suiting you well. It's pretty hot here and there is no cloud coverage so we're staying out the sun, playing pool (badly) and drinking Southern Comfort in sted.
It would be good tosee you Lubby and if you're coming down try to book flights to Heathrow (BMI is probably going to be the cheepest) away from rush hour as it's a pain in the ass to get to the other airports. Just let me know what the plan is (ASAP) and I'll come and pick you up! Go on Max out that Visa card!
Response: Hey Han
Glad that you're finding your feet down South and that you're enjoying yout time in the hospital and being with Dan. From the sounds of things your hospital is far better equiped than the one Ed and the Ewans are doing their electives in!!!!
We're glad to see that you are paying attention to our photos but that doesn't mean that you're going to be let off the hook when we get home. There are many more to bore you with when you come down to Camberley. Do you know dates for that as we'd like to keep windows clear in our schedules?
We know that you are going to to love Oz. we have met so many nice, fun and just plain crazy Australians and they have inspired us to make a trip of our own there in the near future. We have so many contact now and it'd just be rude not to go and visit ;-)
The diving sounds great as well but we've been told by lots of people that they don't feel that you miss out on anything just snorkelling so maybe that would get around the nose issues. We thought about diving too but have decided just to go parasailing and relax on the beach for the rest of the day before heading back to Ho Chi Minh tomorrow and Cu Chi on Monday - so much to do so little time left.
Keep the messages coming. When do you head out to Oz?
Lots of love
Laura and Caro
Response: Hey Ricard
Its sounds like we're going to have a lot to natter about when I get home. We've been trying to get as authentic a cultural experience as poss but it's difficult when you stick out as much as we do and people love to stare and laugh at us. If we didn't stand out from the crowd in all other matters we certainly stand out when crossing the road. The locals here in Vietnam and in Thailand and Malaysia have NO FEAR!!!! We've been told not to stop or rush but just stare straight ahead and keep walking but that's difficult to do when you've grown up with the whole 'stop, look, listen' thing.
Response: I don't know how we've slipped down to third place but I don't like it!!!! You guys at home clearly aren't checking out site enough (though you've been setting a good example over the last few days Miss Drummond, well done). Holy and Lucy better hope that we don't come accross them. Anyway, we've got stiff competition now so I'm pushing for a final drive to get us up the ranks a bit before we come home in about 10 DAYS TIME!!!!
I know that being at work when it's hot and sunny out is tough but I'm sure that you're chatty and cheerie disposition will sotp the staff from being too crabit! (Loving the use of Scottish words) Maybe you should give then all the dooral ding (how the hell do you spell that?)! It is really hot here but we're not working and we've spent the last few days doing very little other than sitting and reading (and having my spine broken by a small but viscious Vietnamese woman) before going back to out small but comfortable air conditioned room!!!! We'll explain all when we get back to Singapore as the computers here are shocking! A bit of luxury after some of the places that we stayed in the Jungle etc. I have to say that I wouldn't mind a pint in Laings beer garden either. Such good times!
Anyway, must go soak up some rays in a sensible and controled way of course.
Take care, lots of love
Response: See...my Dad's useful for so much mor than leading the campaign to get us to number one! Not just a hat rack my friend!
We are knackered and ever so often we have to just crash but we have visited so many amazing and beautiful places that we have to keep going. There's just so much to see. We're so glad that we've got more time in Singapore when we get back from Vietnam!!!!!!
I don't believe you Miss Drummond when you say 'all work and very little play'! You're a wee aprty animal and you're not going to let the Scottish side down! Are you still coming down to Camberley? Have you booked time off work? We should really sort that out and book flights otherwise it will cost a fortune! The weather will be better with us than in Bo'ness so you could even top up your tan!
Take care sweetie and keep the messages coming.
Lots of love
Response: We kept our guard up as we enjoyed the free champagne!! It certainly was an odd night! Eventually we slipped off after we went to dance. Got free drinks in the next bar too though from a couple of British guys! We need to have a night out in Kuala Lumpur!
Response: I know!! That is an excellent question! We weren't happy about that! Guess we will have to resign ourselves to the fact that we won't make number one..... :-( At least you are logging on now which might help!
Response: Hi there sweetie
Thanks for the message! I think that we have people logging on all over the UK just to boost numbers!
Anyway, how are things going with you? What have you been up to since we spoke last?
Take care and speak soon
Glad the busy period at work is finished but even more glad that I missed it!! Sure it all went smoothly! Good luck with the marquee, I hope certain people don't make Thursday too difficult. Sure I don't need to tell you who I mean!
No problem about the chocolates and don't worry about replacing them! I'm sure Mark Prince will be pleased they went to a good home!!
We are now in Singapore and its excellent and v hot. Flying to Vietnam (and hopefully a beach!) on Sunday.
Isn't Gaby's birthday soon or have I missed it?
Hope you and Tracey are well,
love Laura x
Response: I know it makes sense, but it's out of my hands. We need to get our following to wise up!
Response: Hello! Its always nice to know you are thinking of me! Our plan was to be brown and healthy when we returned but it looks like you are going to steal my thunder with all this new hair/clothes/accessories!!
I've been meaning to tell you for ages that I finished 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' and I loved it!! I made Caroline read it too! We'll have to watch the film when I get back.
Can't wait to hear about London but can't believe its been two years already!! Time flies when you're having fun!!
Lots of love Laura xx
Response: Hey Ziggi
Laura and I are both a bit down about the latest news. We (along with your brother), have been pushed down a place by two usurpers! What's that all about?
No doubt my Dad will get on the case and come up with another strategy. He's a very determined man but don't give him any ideas about marching off anywhere, he might just do it!
Thanks for the hit and the message. Sure that Laura and I will climb the ranks again with a little help from our friends. No mercy!
P.S. Don't be harsh on your baby bro. Connections in this part of the world are slow and puting photos on your site takes forever.
Response: Hey Mr Tee
Great to hear from you. Sorry that I gave you the wrong address. I'm useless!
Malaysia is amazing though Thailand was fab too and we're excited about Sinagapore and Vietnam as well. We are seeing so many fantatic sites and eating lots of yummy food (even gave chicken's feet a bash in Penang - not my fav!) but moving around so much is taking it out of us. Planning on having a couple of relaxation days before we head home at the end of the month.
Will get some more photos on soon (It keeps the parentals happy!) but there's just so much to see, do and eat. I don't want to be sitting at a computer all day!
Apparently Brian's now online so you guys in IT should be very afraid. I hope he's keeping you all happy with lots of cuppa.
Love to all at legoland. Kepp the messages coming.
Response: Ah Mr Richardson you are fully redeemed - no longer in my bad book! Thank you for the messages and email. I will send you a proper email soon but with being on the tour it is sometimes hard to have 10 minutes to yourself. All great fun though and it finishes tomorrow - we are alone in the world again! Not sure we realise fully that we are flying to Vietman on Sunday!
Its excellent to have Prague in the diary. I'm really looking forward to it and sure it won't be an anticlimax! It will be worth it for Dynamo food and, if we aren't sharing a bathroom, then getting showered will be easier if we aren't trying to fit it in between Ted's several baths a day!
I promise I haven't forgotten about your idea for doing something when I return. We just haven't been very decisive about our plans but they are underway now! I know you will need some warning being a top exec and all!!
Lots of love Laura xx
Response: Hey sweetie
I wrote you a long reply the other day but the computer ate it! I'm glad that you are looking forward to starting BA. I hope that everybody is sad to see you go but happy that you are moving on to do something that will make you happy. Are you having a leaving do?
Laura is forever driving me potty. Admittedly I don't make a huge effort most morning but Laura breezes out of the bathroom looking great while I haven't even woken up enought to know wht day it is nevermind where my mascara is!!!! She's showing me up!
Anyway, just about to jet off to Vietnam so I will have to end this reply here and hope that it goes on te site this time.
Hope you're making the most of a few days of freedom before ystarting your new job.
Lots of love
Response: Hello Mr Lynch
I didn't know tht you were so computer literate. There's no longer any excuse for not checking e-mail or finding the lottery results on a Sunday morning. Have you won the jackpot yet or are you having your rich widow girlfriend look after you?
Glad to hear that you are still keeping up the hospitality side of things! You're tea making skills are legendary!!!!!
We're having a great time here in Malaysia and we're taking our tablets and also eating lots but I've told you before that it's a trip not a holiday!
I don't belive it's that warm at home. I'm far away but I still have my finger on the pulse Mr!
Take care of yourself and the staff!!!! Keep making that tea and I'll see you in a little over a month. Lots more messages please.
Love you all lots
Response: Oh my God!! We just read your message properly and realised that you left for Africa yesterday - it will be so amazing!! We don't know if you will ever get this now but we will be checking your site to see how its going. Not too much though - you understand about fratenizing with the enemy! Although, without you whose going to check our site?!?!
Hope the exams went well and that you are having a fantastic time. We are so excited for you!
Lots of love. Safe travelling,
Caroline and Laura xx
P.s. Photos on the web soon please - you would look hot with a shaved head! (Caro)