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Freak out on the bullet proof bus

Saturday, 29 Sep 2012 | Views [260]

Us poor, poor contracts have to head down the mountain to the lowlands every time we are due to update our KITA’s and finger prints. And yes we don’t get why we need to get a new picture and finger prints every 6-9months. We don’t change ... Read more >

Tembagapura Survival Night

Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | Views [945]

Surviving Tembagapura is a task and a half. Anyone who feels they won’t be able to survive where we live, then I’m sorry that’s just nonsense. We have survived here through pop shootings, mud slides, chopper crashing, strikes and everything ... Read more >

Home Made Sausages on the Mountain

Saturday, 1 Sep 2012 | Views [294]

So living in the most Muslim part of the world makes you miss the simple things in life – pork sausages. And not the cheap kind, good butcher sausages or in my case the Costco Butcher sausages. There is nothing better than having a good sausage ... Read more >

Another farewell to June

Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | Views [291]

So it seems it’s like dominos out here. Once one leaves it’s an ongoing process of more and more friends leaving. And I hate it. Julz only left 3 weeks ago and here we are again with another farewell. June was an amazing person to know.... Read more >

Goodbye to Good Friends

Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | Views [244]

The hardest thing about living here is the friendship you make and people who leave. The day after my birthday my good friend Julz came down to tell me she was leaving. I hate being told people are leaving. Before I flew back at the start of May I ... Read more >

Flash Gordon (of pain)

Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | Views [285]

So living on top of a mountain in a country that add whitener to all skin products and hate bacon there is no surprise when I say there is no beauty treatments here that I have back home. Yes I am talking about waxing. So while I was home ... Read more >

Gobey is home

Sunday, 22 Jul 2012 | Views [239]

WHOOP WHOOP Gobey is home at long last. It’s been a very long week on my own. The birthday lunch on the Monday was good but the evenings drag on when you’re on your own. But now we have some answers, lots of pills and bloods needing redone ... Read more >

A week with no Gobey but I do have Mr Grey

Saturday, 21 Jul 2012 | Views [302]

So Gobey has been gone only a few days and I have been stuck to my kindle reading Mr Grey. What a fabulous read. I am stuck to reading chapter after chapter and I will be honest I haven’t been in bed asleep before 4am in days. I get up at 6.45am and ... Read more >

Happy Birthday for Kingy

Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | Views [239]

Happy Birthday to me! Waking up to get your own breakfast and a smile at yourself in the mirror. No Gobey but at least I have cards from home and a few presents to open. I also have a lunch date with some ladies that are left here on ... Read more >

Gobey is off to Singapore

Saturday, 14 Jul 2012 | Views [322]

So it’s confirmed Gobey has to head to Singapore to get seen by a specialist and get everything double confirmed about the Rheumatoid Arthritis. The first appointment is booked for Monday so he has to fly down today and leave Timika on Sunday so he ... Read more >

Bad news for poor Gobey

Wednesday, 4 Jul 2012 | Views [272]

So it’s been nearly 3 months since Gobey got bite in Jakarta at the rugby and has been 3 weeks since we were sitting in a doctors room in Dereham because he could hardly walk with a sore leg and bad hands. When we were in Dereham the doctor suggested ... Read more >

It’s a flood out

Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | Views [244]

Well life back on the mountain after being away for 7 weeks is bound to have something come up and make it a disaster. And you guessed it, it happened to us. Now I was out at the cafe having lunch with friends and Gobey came past to eat ... Read more >

London Baby

Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | Views [538]

Up, dressed and ready to go. We have parked in a car park in Woking so we are able to get the train straight into London centre. Everyone is so excited. We get a better deal with the trains if we travel after 9.30am once all the workers ... Read more >

Stonehenge CLOSED

Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | Views [357]

Mid morning start, all washed and ready to hit the road. The plan today is to head to Stonehenge and from there head to somewhere on the outskirts of London as tomorrow is a very early start and a full day round London. London is going ... Read more >

Blackpool Tower and a Birthday

Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | Views [318]

Back on the road again and we are heading for Blackpool. 360miles down and only another 2000 or so to go. The plan so far when we get to Blackpool is get washing down and head into town. We want to do Blackpool tower tour and maybe something else. We ... Read more >

The Lakes

Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | Views [333]

Hello to the Lakes. This place never gets old and always looks good. We have a camp site for the day and night, so we freshen up after the drive and head out to the town. The Lakes are always busy and being we have arrived in June makes ... Read more >

Edinburgh Castle

Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | Views [178]

So after packing the camper at the last possible minute. Driving all the way to Edinburgh. Ok I lied Gobey drove to Edinburgh, I woke up after we made the 3rd circle of the city looking for a parking space. I then have the best idea to head for a camp ... Read more >

The big day has arrived

Saturday, 9 Jun 2012 | Views [298]

Well it’s here. The big white wedding day. And to be fair I am not sure who is more excited me or Leah. I have been up since 7.30am as the hair dressers are arriving about 9am to do my hair, both mums’, Natalie, Ruth, Debbie and the 3 girls. It’s going ... Read more >

Open House

Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | Views [228] | Comments [2]

I am either crazy or just plain stupid, holding a open house the day before a big wedding for all wedding guests to see where we live and to have nibbles and drink ready. Now we are unsure how many will turn up, how long anyone will stay ... Read more >

Canada has arrived

Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | Views [148]

Well today is the start of a very busy few days with Jen, Curtis and the girls arriving in the morning. Gobey’s arriving in the afternoon and tomorrow Ruth and the kids arrive before the big rush on Friday morning with everyone else from ... Read more >

Bad morning to get on the Bus

Saturday, 5 May 2012 | Views [191]

3am is a very early morning start for me, but it means I have time to get a shower, check the house over before I leave for 7weeks (yes Gobey will be back on Tuesday but its better for me to check over everything) and wait for the driver to come get ... Read more >

Gobey in Jakarta Rugby

Saturday, 5 May 2012 | Views [213]

Well Gobey went off to Jakarta with 7 other expat guys from the touch rugby team to take part in Asia’s mining community rugby tournament.   Now in the past Gobey has had some serious strange and wonderful moves and stories from rugby. ... Read more >

Tembag Hen Shine and harsh goodbyes

Friday, 4 May 2012 | Views [319]

Well this is something never seen here in Tembag. An all ladies night out at the Lupa with a to-be bride in tow. So while most of the guys are out at Jakarta at the rugby the ladies have organised a night for just us ladies and for me as ... Read more >

GI Joe Strikes Again

Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | Views [168]

So 3 days into being in the lowlands and Gobey has run out of clean boxers. Now I have managed to pack for the 6 days (we head back on the chopper on Saturday morning) so how can Gobey not manage it. The reason he tells me, is its too hot ... Read more >

Rimba Time

Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | Views [171]

WHOOP WHOOP a week in the Rimba while Gobey has to go teaching and do scenario things with the ERG team in the lowlands. My plan for the week (and after spending 2 weeks on bed rest) is to sun, sleep and eat. I only have 2 weeks from today ... Read more >

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