Monday, 21 July 2008

A month earlier than planned

but the money ran out! Joe arrived home today after eight months travelling through South America, New Zealand, Fiji, Australia, Singapore and Thailand.


He has arrived back minus his hair (we think he sold it for the price of his air ticket home) but has gained a tattoo! Apparently it says Joseph in Thai. It sounds as though he has had an amazing time (apart from a scary incident with a mountain bike) but it's wonderful to have him home... even though he has already gone out again for the evening!


I was at Heathrow to meet him this morning at 6 am which means I've been up since about 4 am so most of the day has been a bit of a write-off (apart from the six loads of laundry), however I have managed to put some items in the etsy shop including this chap... hope to get some more in by the end of the week.

14 comments:

  1. Oh you must be so thrilled to have him safely home!!!! But how could poor Freddie have been left behind at the weekend - some people just have no taste! Lucy x

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  2. oh i bet you're glad to have him home! my daughter is having a gap year, but not sure whether to travel or work or do both! A level results soon!
    x

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  3. What are they like? Just home and straight out! lol Glad you've got Joe home safe and sound. Lots to catch up for you all. The tattoo looks quite tasteful, for a tattoo :)

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  4. So glad you have Joe safely home. How kind of him to bring his dear Mum all that lovely washing :)

    xxx

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  5. Great to have him safely home.......

    I have my name in Chinese written on a paper somewhere - I wonder what it really says? ;O)

    True story: A guy ask his favorite Chinese restaurant to spell his name in Chinese for him - next he gets a tattoo. When he goes to China, somebody ask him why he has "Cola Cola" tattooed on his chest...............

    Sawat-dee-kaa (ask DS)

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  6. What a shame that money ran out! Although, I'm sure you're glad to have him home.

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  7. Great that he's home - with his washing! That tattoo is rather beautiful - lovely swirly design.

    Off to check Etsy now. Sorry the smallest pebble and I didn't make it - she was a bit unsettled at the weekend.

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  8. I'm so pleased for you all - what a relief to have him home!

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  9. Woohoo ... 'Phwoar' is home! So pleased for you. I feel it is something of a triumph that he went out the same day he got back - gosh, to be that energetic!!

    x

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  10. I am sure you are very excited to have your boy home Gina! Like his tattoo (very flash).

    I don't understand how Freddie was left behind on the weekend either. He is soooo handsome(am sure someone will snap him up very soon.)

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  11. How great to have your son home, he timed it well with the weather! I like the tattoo, very good one.

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  12. HOoray, Joe is back. I remember when he left and how sad and worried you were. He's looking good, healthy, and sounds like he's 'grown' too.

    Lucky you to have him home.

    Diane

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