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Dolphins Are Gay Sharks

—–^ Best T-Shirt Slogan Evar!!!!!

Saw that one on my treks through Camden Markets in London.

Yes I am back in Abu Dhabi, its hot, its dusty and I am full of food.

The room is pretty much unpacked and I have separated the stuff I want from the stuff I no longer want. Slowly but surely I will start receiving these pieces of my youth though my and family members bags as the years go by.

Its been pretty good going though my stuff. I laughed, I cried, I wondered why I kept alot of it and I regret getting rid of alot of it but there is just not enough room back in the house in Brisbane.

I got alot of pictures from London which I will be uploading in the next few days.

The trip was great I had heaps of fun and bought lots of goodies. Sadly my package from Amazon didn’t get to me on time so it will be sent through to Australia by my Uncle when it finally gets there (hopefully shortly after I get back)

Me and Spanky parted ways in London, he is now off to our hosts in the US where he will meet up with Billy and go around with him on his travels and then off to the Tokyo Expo.

It was sad to see him go since he was my travel buddy throughout the trek. Introducing him to all my friends and family was an experience I shall always cherish. Its just not the same without his eyes watching over me while I sleep.

Right enough of all this sentimental stuff its time to head off to bed, nite all.

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Coming To You Live From Helens House

WOOOO internet. The Morgan family have kindly invited me to hang about with them this weekend so its time for some well deserved R&R.

I am alive and well and having a blast in nodnoL.

I should be making my way up to Hull then Middlesbrough by early next week (which should be fun)

I hate you all for going to Wil Andersons secret show and I hate Team Sleep for touring Australia while I am not there.

Me == ultra peeved.

At least I have finally found and successfully drank about 4-5 cans of Tizer which I have discovered is simply red coloring with fizzy water that stains (seriously thats all it says on the can). I relive my childhood with every sip of that tooth rotting drink it really is that good.

Ta Ta for now

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Hello From London

Just as I remembered it.

Caught up with my Uncle David, Helen, Hassan, Greg and Hussein and that was only on the first day. Today I caught up with Sami and I am about to go see Helen again. Tomorrow Sheri is coming down to say hello tis going to be awersomest (yes that is a word).

No real sight seeing as such yet thats for later on in the week.

Got my new camera the day I left Abu Dhabi.

Jesus I have become such a tourist!

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Cleaning Up And Packing Up

I’ve started packing my stuff to go off to London, leaving in about 8 hours to Dubai, then from there fly off to London.

The past week has been a blast from the past. Caught up with quite a few friends who I haven’t seen in 6-7 years.

I went for coffee and to a few clubs in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi and it was just a continuos wave after wave of people who I used to know or goto school with. Then there was Dhabia’s wedding which had an insane amount of our old family friends. All good nights and all very surreal.

I unfortunately am no longer in the running for longest time away (Youssef Hayek now holds the title sitting firmly at over 7 years) I am extremely disappointed in myself and the people who encouraged me to come back, but life goes on.

Currently in the process of pruning through and clearing up all the stuff I packed before I left Abu Dhabi those 6 and a bit years ago. The memories that flood back just picking stuff up sometimes is pretty overwhelming.

So far I have found two real items that are definitely coming back with me.

My chocolate tin with all my letters from friends and pen pals from school (yes I had pen pals and yes I used to write letters too, jesus i feel old)
My own personal year book thingie (Really it doesn’t have a name it was simply a school copy book that I got people to write in at the end of ever school year. This book eventually grew to about 3 copy books as the years went by and has probably been the funniest thing I’ve read in ages)

No doubt there will be a lot more stuff that I will bring back but those are definitely in the bag to come back.

Right time to get back to sorting.

P.S. Spanky wanted me to say he is having a laugh and says Hi to all.

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So Hot

Its hot here, how hot you might ask.

This hot.

I was in the blackout in Dubai today.

It was hot.

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More time wasting

Quite possibly one of the most addictive flash games ever Leo Steel

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UP, UP AND AWAY

In less than 24 hours I will be on a plane making my way to Brunei, from there I will be flying off to Dubai where I will either get picked up or take a cab through to Abu Dhabi.

My bag is semi packed (still got some clothes in the wash). ATM I am doing my damn best to clean up bits of the house (including cutting the damn grass) and just getting things sorted.

I haven’t done this long a journey since I first got to Brisbane about 6 years ago. Since then Ive spent about 8 days (two 4 day trips) in Sydney and 4 days in New Zealand and thats pretty much all my travel time.

I am not a fan of the traveling part. Never have been but it will be good to get to Abu Dhabi and see the family and the place again to see whats changed. Probably nothing I remember will be there but who knows I might be surprised that some of the old dives and hang outs are still alive and well.

I will be eating alot of food this trip.

I’ve got Spanky (the company’s well travelled mascot monkey) packed away already so I should be safe as long as hes with me (he has a black belt in karate and is a master of jujitsu) I should be safe at night with him around.

Olimar will be making the trip too (I am sure that you all breathed a sigh of relief knowing that)

From Abu Dhabi I will then make my way through to London where I hope to catch up with several people who I have kept in touch with from the old school days.

Rest assured that I will be taking my old camera and probably buying a new camera when I am over there so there should be at least one or two decent pics by the time I get back (or while I am there if I have access to a decent net connection)

Anyway enough mumbling theres work to be done, have fun all while I’m gone.

See you all when I get back!

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Back From Sydney, Gallery Updated

Just a quick one to let people know I am back from Sydney (*waves*), been back for 4 days now.

The gallery has been updated with some pics.

I used Nadia’s Kodak camera (need to get a new happy snap digital cam) and I was pretty pleased with how the pics came out so I will probably be picking one up when I go back to Abu Dhabi on Sunday.