Trip Start Nov 02, 2005
Trip End Apr 30, 2006

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Monday, February 20, 2006

Time to move on...

...and so we left Colva Beach today - sad to go, but we are both really excited about going to Thailand (mainly for food reasons...).

Lots of friends have come and gone over the last two months, can't name everybody but it was really good meeting up with you all again. It seems that some people we see more of in Asia then we do in England!

Dom kept us entertained by spilling drinks over anybody within a two foot radius and managed to wind up almost everyone he met to our great amusement! Emma left us with a new addition - the Woo-woo, which is now a permanent fixture on Boomerang's cocktail menu.

Even though it was only the second of January, we clocked up our first wedding of the year when Oliver came from Singapore to get married. It was a great night, so thanks for the invite Ollie and good luck for the future!!!

As the volleyball team has been over there were lots of competitive games being played, anything from volleyball to Rummikub- and it's life or death, not just for fun! It was great to see Leach and Jo at a neutral venue, as when we stay at their house we have to run for our lives from their big, hairy monster-cat.

To break up our time in the South, we went to North Goa for a few days. Some of the beaches were full of Chavs on a two week package tour, others almost completely deserted, but it was a nice change to spin about on the scooter and see some different scenery and people.

Sven and Cathryn came over from Sweden and brought Paul and Michel with them. The sneaky Swedes failed to mention that they were professional hustlers and cleared us out at poker, and a few trips to the casino got rid of the rest of our dosh!

Back in Colva, the deluxe Scrabble Club has been going strong even though Darren and Phil seem to be the only members allowed to play. The Sri Lankan Champion Kristian was no competition when he arrived, in fact, he didn't win a single game so we are a little dubious about his claims from Lanka....

In a sudden burst of energy, all the lads decided to play football on the beach one day when Pod came to visit. Although "Team Europe" did win, with Scouse scoring the winning goal from the halfway line (gloat, gloat), Gary was unfortunately unable to move for the next three days. How this stiffness came about is unclear as he played in goal and didn't really move at all!

Although it was lovely to see them, Lotta's Mum and Dad have now been banned from coming back to Goa as they were spending all day every day in the blazing sun, no sun cream, no shade and not drinking enough water... (They will have to go to Norway next year- north!).

In our last week here we have had to adhere to a tight eating schedule to be able to fit in all our favorite food. Just about managed to succeed, with a final lunch at SandPat before flying out to Bangalore and on to Bangkok. We will now travelling through Thailand for a month, so we will see you then!


7th Amber- Feliz cumpleanos guapa
12th Janine- Have to try to meet up when we get back
14th Sanna- Grattis varldens basta svagerska
20th Maria B- Grattis Maria, vi syns snart
28th Geraldine- ..not that you read this anyway...

2nd Maxime- presque grand comme Papa, mais beacoups plus beau!
3rd Jenny Carter(Patsy)- Another bottle of Champagne sweetie???
6th Sven- ...what can we say; who was that stewardess again???
7th Alison- Congratulations Ali, hope to see you soon!
9th Cissi M- kommer hem sa far du kaffe och kanelbullar
14th Maxine- Enjoy South Africa- bring us back an elephant or something
15th Vijaya- Shame you didn't make it to Goa but we had a drink for you
21st Paul Millo- Great Birthday present seeing Man U getting beat in the FA Cup
26th Martine- joyeux anniversaire, pas trop du limonade...
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