Time is slipping away from us!

Trip Start Feb 15, 2006
Trip End Feb 16, 2007

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Friday, August 11, 2006

When I wrote the last entry I didn't realise it was August!! Oh my god we have almost been away 6 months (just 4 more days)!! Some times it feels like we've only been away a few months and some times it feels like we've been away for ever and I find my self wondering if anything at all has changed back home?

I have become a little home sick. It's true that I miss my friends and family, the girl's nights out on the town, the family parties, but more than anything now I am missing my football. The new season kicked off last Saturday and while everyone here was out getting pissed (we are 6 hours ahead of you) I was sat in a café with a coffee and my laptop listening to BBC 5 live over the internet for the football scores. My home team Huddersfield was actually aired on BBC Radio Leeds but I couldn't pick it up here so I had to listen to the Yids (can't remember who they played its not important) hoping for a few words about the Huddersfield game along with the live scores on the internet. Home FM can't broadcast abroad so i've shit out there too. I'm not sure how bad the game was but we lost 2-1 and the day after I got a gloating email from Gareth (Open water course) about the game - he's from Gillingham for his sins. Ha ha very funny!! For us long suffering town fans our away record has always been atrocious you would think we would be used to it by now; we are not so get it together Jacko! My spirits were lifted on Tuesday night (Wednesday morning here) when town kicked ass for their first home game beating Rotherham 3 - 0 - UP THE TOWN!!!!!!!!! And tomorrow night I will again be scowering the internet for coverage of the live town match against Bristol City which is at home while thinking about the lads in the crown getting merrily pissed before and after the match and my girlfriends enjoying another Saturday night out on the town with out me.

Other news here on tiny Koh Tao - we've had some really bad thunder storms of late. Ben was diving last week, the boat almost sank and couldn't get back into the harbor because the sea was so ruff so they had to moore the boat around the side of the island and hop in a dingy back to shore; see it doesn't just rain when I'm on the boat? Most of the DMT's (Dive Master Trainees) have finished and a few have left this little paradise to head of back home or on to pastures new and a few new DMT's have enrolled. When they complete the course they have to do a snorkel test which involves sitting in a pub with mask and a snorkel attached to a long pipe which is filled with a jug of mixed alcohol from above and they drink. Its quiet funny to see there faces when the liquid hits their lips. I will try and add some photos but the connection here is not always good.

We've lost a lot of photos from Thailand and here inparticular so we are going to hire a buggy thing with 4 wheels so we can get up and down some of the bad roads on the island and hopefully update you with some photos. There are some stunning beaches when you can get to them.

The best pub/club on the island was PURE Bar and if you have been here you will remember it well. It's situated on Sariee Beach and the parties were legendary. Pure was due to hold its 1 year anniversary party last Sunday but was mysteriously burnt to the ground two days before!!! How bizarre.

There is a big Thai boxing match on Monday featuring Andrea my open water instructor so we will all be at the ring side cheering her on.

There's a bug (not one with legs) doing the rounds on the island and a few (including me) have been a bit ill, but I seem to be over the worst now and getting back to my old self.

Well that's it for now folks. Someone please, please please keep me updated with the football. I am reading the examiner reports on line but there is nothing better than a die hard fans point of view on the game. You can add comments on here or email me direct it would really keep me sain - honest.

Love to everyone
Rosey & Ben xxx
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