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Edinburgh Castle

INDONESIA | Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | Views [149]

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

INDONESIA | Saturday, 9 Jun 2012 | Views [264]

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

INDONESIA | Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | Views [203] | 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

INDONESIA | Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | Views [120]

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 >


Leah is here

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 3 Jun 2012 | Views [213]

Well after a very ruff morning. It was a killer, I need to make sure the house is in order and we are on time for Leah’s flight. Not to say the least we are very excited about her coming up. We have 2 weeks with her, a wedding to sort out, ... Read more >


Aberdeen Hen Do

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 2 Jun 2012 | Views [185]

Mum has organised a meal out with friends and family (girls only of course) and I am super excited. I had my nails done on Thursday and my hair done yesterday. Feeling good and looking fab. And mum has booked my favourite restaurant – La ... Read more >


So much to do

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | Views [162]

Your own bed is always so much better when you haven’t been in for months. I slept like a baby. Minus the fact I woke up at 3.30am (not knowing it was 3.30am) walked to the bathroom and was about to get up and dressed as I really thought ... Read more >


Let’s get going

SINGAPORE | Sunday, 6 May 2012 | Views [214]

8am breakfast time. A nice breakfast before flight food for 2 days. Its just not possible to enjoy plane food. I get checked in at Timika and the flight is running late. No surprise there as most flights I get on run late. Never mind Bali ... Read more >


Bad morning to get on the Bus

INDONESIA | Saturday, 5 May 2012 | Views [166]

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

INDONESIA | Saturday, 5 May 2012 | Views [187]

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

INDONESIA | Friday, 4 May 2012 | Views [287]

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

INDONESIA | Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | Views [155]

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

INDONESIA | Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | Views [147]

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 >


Ultimate Fighter (fail)

INDONESIA | Saturday, 14 Apr 2012 | Views [120]

So I am stuck at home on bed rest (I have managed to get on the sofa a few times) so when Gobey invites a friend over for pizza that’s fine but what I didn’t expect was the rest of the night. Gobey collects his friend from the ... Read more >


Another back leak

INDONESIA | Sunday, 8 Apr 2012 | Views [120]

What a bloody surprise. Another spinal leak, just what I don’t require 4 weeks before I head home. I knew something wasn’t right through the night and told Gobey but I didn’t expect to wake up with a sore head just the same as my spinal ... Read more >


Waterfall Hike

INDONESIA | Friday, 6 Apr 2012 | Views [113]

Today was a very early start for us to get picked up by Peter to take on the Waterfall Hike. We have heard this walk is just beautiful and a must to do while you are here, so here we go. And wow what a hike it was. We were real ... Read more >


Walk with the Ladies

INDONESIA | Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | Views [134]

Well today was a beautiful walk up the hill and up and over the stairs with a few ladies from town. We started at the school and took our time up the mountain and at MP 67 we took the stairs up to the heli pad at Rainbow Ridge. I have to ... Read more >


Happy Birthday Gobey

INDONESIA | Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | Views [153]

Well Gobey is the ripe young age of 29 today. And as we are in the middle of nowhere trying to make a birthday special can be hard, but I am trying. So today I have organised 2 bottle of honey wild turkey to be taken back in with friends ... Read more >


Buzz light-year

INDONESIA | Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | Views [188]

Now Friday nights has become a little routine for us. We go to our friends for tea and we wait for the Gobey and Curtis to come back from touch rugby. This has of late become about 9pm before they are back, but if they are running late ... Read more >


First 25meters

INDONESIA | Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | Views [122]

It’s always a nice thing to see kids you have been teaching to swim compete their first full 25meters with 1 stop (no stops are next week). Ok the tears are always hard to take as it’s not what I want, a kid crying from swimming, but Alfia ... Read more >


Very Special Kingy

INDONESIA | Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | Views [230]

Well I do feel very special now. I got a call yesterday from June (one of the senior ladies out here on the mountain) to invite me to Ibu Fani’s leaving lunch today. Now I know Ibu Fani a little bit as the only time I have spent any time ... Read more >


Bongo lady

INDONESIA | Friday, 2 Mar 2012 | Views [201]

Today I started my bongo classes at the school, yip me the tone deaf, wooden leg, duff en (Gobey’s words) but I managed to get the beats out and in time. Ha old dog can do new tricks. And already we have a gig (yip a gig) lined up for April ... Read more >


Happy Valentine’s Day

INDONESIA | Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | Views [129]

Well Gobey had to fly to Oz yesterday for an expat medivac, but due to the timings he flew to Cairns he was able to fly back to Timika the same day, but misses the chopper. So he stayed at the Rimba and would be up on the first chopper ... Read more >


Feeling bad for poor Gobey

INDONESIA | Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | Views [181]

Well the hospital here must be amazing as today Gobey has come home with another wound from minor surgery. Today he went for a full burn out of a small wart on his finger. Yes it may have been down to me saying I didn’t like it (and buying ... Read more >


My new claim to fame

INDONESIA | Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | Views [330]

Well this is my new claim to fame, with all our bags we finally get to see how much it all weights while waiting to see if we are getting on the chopper. With all bags we have collected we are now at the great weight of 104kg!!!! Yip that’s ... Read more >


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