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07/20/13 04:04 - ID#57922

home again

Home in the UK now. The flight felt super long because Tobie decided the middle of the night was the best time to stay awake despite how tired he was.

Didn't get a chance before I left to say what an epeepaganza Sunday was. Went into town to meet up with (e:Springfaerie) for coffee, popped over to 7 Eleven to grab water and snacks and ran into (e:Drew), met up with (e:Theecarey) and other folks to watch the last show of Hamlet at Shakespeare in the park and while there saw (e:Enknot). Crazy day!

I've got a few pics of my lovely trip home. Had a great time relaxing with family and letting Tobie get to know his grandparents. I didn't like having to come back, it felt too soon.....
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Category: travel

07/03/13 08:10 - ID#57866

rory arrives today!

It has been a long month. Tobie and I are very excited that Da Da arrives today! Going to Toronto to pick him up shortly. Yaaaaaaaay!
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Category: travel

06/28/13 08:45 - ID#57846

here

Having fun with family and getting to visit a few folks. Tobie is finally on schedule with the time zone. Rory comes next Wednesday, so happy to see him again. It has been a loooooong month apart.

If anyone wants to visit give a shout!
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Category: travel

05/22/13 12:24 - ID#57692

coming home

I'm coming home for a nice long visit with the little monkey. (Rory will join us for a few weeks). If you'd like to meet up get in touch :)

We're still waiting for Spring to arrive over here, but at least when the sun is out you can pretend! Here is Tobie marveling at the ocean on his first seaside outing.

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Category: travel

11/02/11 08:35 - ID#55425

leavin on a jet plane

Flying out today :( Too short of a visit, there's never enough time these days. Said good-bye to one nephew today sending him off on his bus to school. Poor guy thinks we'll be home when he gets back. Couldn't say a proper good-bye because he's going to be horribly upset. We went shopping just the other day and said 'bye', he thought we were leaving for good and started to cry. We thought maybe it would sting less if we just let him go off to school happy.

So it's off to London and 3 more weeks of work, then I start maternity leave. We'll officially move into our new house the weekend of Nov. 25th.

Thanks again (e:Springfaerie) and (e:Dimartiste) for the awesome handmade baby blankets! Thanks (e:Theecarey) for the cats and dogs coverall and watermelon onsie! Thank you (e:jbeatty) for sophie the giraffe and the krinkle toy. They MUST be good ones, not just because your Emily loves them, but my nephew was like 'ooooh this is fun'...and he's 5! Lastly, thank you SO MUCH (e:Metalpeter) for the gdiapers, burp pads and thermometer! You're so kind and the sustainable diaper system is something that was really important to us, so thanks for getting us started!

Til next time peeps....

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Category: travel

08/04/10 05:39 - ID#52363

MOVING!!!

Flying out of Doha tomorrow early morning, FOR GOOD! We are beyond excited and I really can't wait to see our new home. See you soon peeps!
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Category: travel

08/01/10 04:54 - ID#52343

jordan

I'm a little late getting this posted, but here are a few pics from our trek to Jordan.

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a quantum physics experiment perhaps?

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walking the valley of the crescent moon

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the first peek you get of the treasury (we had a guide for part of our trek, he made Rory close his eyes for a minute and then told him to turn around to see the view - while he played Indiana Jones from his cell phone. It was kind of funny.

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the treasury (no, there are no transformers hiding there, i checked)

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it's hard to imagine people actually living in these little caves

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then we drove 2,000 feet below sea level to the dead sea (the water bottles in the car were actually crushed from the pressure change!)

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the salt content is so intense it's actually hard to stay 'standing'...but you don't want your face near the water because the tiniest drop of your lip burns like a son of a pup!

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once i found my 'balance' i managed to stand up...this is in 10 feet of water, 'standing' completely still

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and of course we played in the famed mud

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Category: travel

05/12/10 10:52 - ID#51542

more Goa diving



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04/14/10 08:03 - ID#51397

goa diving

Goa was amazing! I've got other photos to share, but for now here are some underwater shots that I took on my photography course. Had I known the conditions, I most certainly would not have taken this specialty course in this location, because visibility was shit and the surge was out of control - I felt like I was fighting to stay vertical in a washing machine! It was DIFFICULT to say the least! But then, diving in supreme conditions I should now be able to take decent photos! I think' peak buoyancy' might be my next course, or I'll just start on adventure diver; I really want to do some wrecks!



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Category: travel

04/01/10 06:01 - ID#51306

indian embassy

I had a most interesting visit to the Indian Embassy this morning. For starters, the map they had on their website was wrong. We drove around neighborhoods for a while to no avail, then just happened to run into an Indian man on the street who knew where it was! He lead the way in his car - thanks man!

I did all my homework online to find out exactly what I needed to get the visa. Fill out tourist form V-1, bring proof of your return plane ticket, and hotel confirmation. Great! So we did all that. Didn't have a glue stick at home so had to paper clip our photos on the pages.

Got to the window and the guy starts ticking off all the unfilled areas - which indicate on the form only need to be filled in when you qualify for those conditions. For example, "Sign here as a tesatment that if you are entering India for 1 year or more, you will leave if you find out you have AIDS". So, I didn't sign because I won't be there for a year. But we had to sign anyway. Several areas like this follow.

THEN...you also have to fill out 'this' form, in duplicate. WTF!! Why wasn't that form, or that information ON THE WEBSITE under visa requirements??? So we had to fill those out in a last minute scramble. He also screamed we couldn't affix the photo with paper clip. I'm like, great - I don't have GLUE on me do I? So, I chewed a piece of gum and used little bits like glue strips. Quite genius really, and it worked.

With all the ado about those forms, we finally get a ticket to the window to apply - only to find out we're also supposed to have a photo copy of our passport and work permit. Which seems odd considering I was about to HAND OVER MY ACTUAL PASSPORT. Isn't the original more proof than a copy? So, Rory had to push his way back in a huddle of men to get photo copies at 30 cents each.

Then at the cashier's window, the woman charge me and my female co-worker an extra 10QR, for no apparent reason. We already got charged an extra 75QR for being Americans. Gotta love it.

So, off to India next weekend for Rory's big 3-0!!!! Going diving in Goa, woohoo!!!
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