Bureaucracy

Bureaucracy

Has it really been a month since my last missive? Since then a sneaky plan to bring our brother Robin out here sort of worked, but due to a post on his Facebook wall, Corinne called his house on the … (read more)

Life in Egypt

Well we’ve settled into our life here and a very pleasant one it is turning out to be. Married life with the perfect woman just gets better every day. The rent and costs (internet, electric, gas, water) are pretty much … (read more)

The came, they saw, they left…

The came, they saw, they left…

Jeannie and Jimmy arrived in Hurghada and settles in to the spare room pretty quickly. 10 days were spent mostly just lounging around the apartment and outside on the patio, down on the sunbeds on the beach and in the … (read more)

Shweya Shweya

Shweya Shweya

Ok, we’ve been moved in for two weeks now. We don’t go out much, except on the bike to do some shopping and stuff. We don’t need to.  We live on the beach.  We have beer and wine delivered.  The … (read more)

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…

Always-available hot water – due to a heater that has a working thermostat and doesn’t electrocute or steam-clean you Plugs that fit sinks – no need to wrap the plug with cling film to hope that the water stays in … (read more)

The sound of silence

The sound of silence

… is misleading. 2 weeks after arriving home in Egypt and we’re moving again. 2 weeks of no water each morning. 2 weeks of the ninja upstairs and her brood of baby elephants stomping across the ceiling until sunrise. 2 … (read more)

Silence is golden…

Silence is golden…

… or enforced, as the past 2 weeks since we have arrived in Egypt have been, to say the least, challenging. We’ve been in this apartment for 6 years now, ne’er a problem or issue.  Since we arrived back, the … (read more)

It was over as suddenly as it had begun

It was over as suddenly as it had begun

The final couple of weeks in Cambodia were a complete whirlwind. We were at the new school site every day with Corinne performing training sessions for the staff and also helping me set up the 13-desktop network. Lack of internet … (read more)

And then the heavens opened

And then the heavens opened

The drill continued into the next day and so we went off-site to work. Work appears to be life at the moment as the flights are now booked for us to leave Cambodia on 13th June (2 weeks away) and … (read more)

Oh we do like to be beside…

Oh we do like to be beside…

Early start next day and a 4 hour nail-biting drive back from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville. We landed back in our apartment and battened down the hatches. Since being back in Snooky we’ve been mostly working, when the internet would … (read more)