30 January 2010

The Miracle of Flight



Hello Fans

We are sitting in Heathrow Airport in London.  It is 11:06am and we are now 56 minutes past our allotted departure time. 

This is a bit sad as airports suck at the best of times but they are much worse when the plane is broke and they don’t know how long it’ll take to fix it.  Hopefully its something easy like a crack in the wing and they can tape it or put a bit of glue on, so we can get going.

We left Southend yesterday arvo after Corinne finished work.  It promptly started snowing as soon as we looked out side.  We caught several trains and tubes and finally got to our Jurys inn at Heathrow airport last night after 2.5 hours of staring at the floor of the train and listening to whinging, moaning, snobby londoners on the tube – I have added another person to my ‘List of people to kill’ when i eventually go crazy.  I don’t know her name but she whinged and moaned and pulled faces so much on the tube about our luggage that i thought i might vomit on her.

We woke up fresh as daisies in a spring meadow on a slovenian mountain side. 

However, now, after being at the airport for nearly 4 hours, we are starting to whilt.  At 12pm we have to go back to the desk of unflying planes and check what is happening with ours.  They have given us all a 7 pound eating voucher to placate us – we may get some sushi soon.

We are also hoping that by being 2 hrs late already that we will not miss our connecting flight in Brunei, which leaves only 1.5 hours after getting there.  Could be bugger if we do.

There could be further updates if there are any longer delays.


Over and Out

7 January 2010

Snowy Snowy Snow Snow

Hidey Ho from Snowy Essex.

We have been getting a lot of snow again over the last few days which has been fantastic.  Work slows down or stops and everything becomes a lot more fun and exciting, except driving which becomes slow and dangerous.  Today we were driving down our road and i started to break to turn a corner but instead i started to slide straight towards my work car,  oooops.  Luckily i stopped breaking and turned without sliding sideways into any cars.

I have also been trying to get some photos of the water with the snow about, but haven’t managed any yet.

We are booked in for snow for the next week though the weather forecast changes by the minute.



A beautiful snowy morning with blue skies – soon to change


Near where we live and work


More Snow



Pretending to be smart and knowledgeable at work


Corinne making scrubs look sexy


Corinne in the snow

1 January 2010

New Years Day Wii Action

Happy New Years to everyone. 

On the 1st January 2010 we spent a lot of time relaxing, walking along the beach front at Southend and and playing Wii.  We shot some zombies and also played archery, cycling, ping pong, Mario Kart etc.  We have Danny, Emma, Shannon and Myles over to help us celebrate the start of the new year.


Corinne and Myles Rowing on Wii Sports Resort – very hard work


Opening some Christmas presents


Bryn – Danny and Emmas new Border Terrier.  Great, well behaved little dog, almost perfect i would say which is a big call coming from a fussy vet.


Walking along the sea front, Tres cold.


Hidden Puppy.


Corinne looking Cheeky.