Get ready this is a long one, here goes!
Well left the girls in vietnam and was gutted to lose 2 more wing men but set of on the long 2 day journey from saigon to Bangkok cutting through Cambodia with an over night stop in phnom phen. Spent 5 days or so in Bangkok (for about the 10th time) Just shopping and dodging prisons! Long story but nearly ended up in the bangkok hilton for lying to the pigs! Thought seen as low im a bit short on cash ill make myself a few easy quid by doing a fake insurance claim..... Easy my fooking arse! After sat there going on about my camera n purse being pinched to the copper he turns round n says 'you do know we will have to send a police officer to search your room dont you' Well s*** was almost hanging out of my arse, i was sweating like a smack head n shaking like a s***ting dog and in panic replies 'yeah cos im not lying!' Anyway PC plod asks me to sign the report n i just burst out crying and sobbed 'i cant because im lying!!!' Its a good job he was bent cos paid him a few quid and he carried on writing the report (after telling me i could get banged up for 3 months first! Cant tell you how relieved i was to get on that big bird the next day over to Newzealand.
After being in the sun for the past 8 months working on my leather face, it was so nice to step off the plane and feel the cold fresh air. Was also abit of a culture shock seeing normal house, shops etc without mopeds, tuk tuks n food stalls taking over the roads. Spent 2 nights in Christchurch then caught an 8 hr bus down to Wanaka (its alot better than its name!) Lovely lakes n mountains. On my 2nd night there met a lad called rob and ended up getting comotosed with him, raving in the hostel till stupid o clock drinking everyone else beer out of the comunal kitchen (i did feel bad about this next day) But luckily Rob was heading down to Queenstown so got a lift with him n shared petrol money.
I absolutley love Queenstown, its got everything, gorgeous mountains, lakes pine trees etc but also got the nightlife and crazy sports too. Something for everyone. After a few days here i went to work on a farm near arrowtown with a farmer called dale. What an experience! I was living in a tin hut in the middle of no where with outside toilet n shower n -16 on a night n no electric! Also it was that cold that there was no water either cos the pipes had frozen so had to get water out of the lake n heat it up on the fire! It was like going back in time! Spent 2 weeks there with dale and his 3 gorgeous jack russels eating venison n doing things like feeding the deer, herding the cows etc. Also got to do quad biking and bungee jumping for free as its on dales land (he owns about 10 mountians!) Whilst i was there he took me to South Milford for the day too which is another stunning place.
Ive now left dale as he's gone over to oz to but a posh boat and now at a lovely place called kinloch lodge in glenorcy, well actually middle earth!!! )its where alot of lord of the rings was filmed!) Its gorge here and they even have a hot tub outside so its nice having some luxury! Ive only got to work 4 hrs a day looking after the 3 kids, james 5, lucy 4 and sam 15 months. They seem quite a handful but are lovely kids(lets see if ill be saying that in 2 weeks time!) Only been here 2 days but can tell im going to love it here. The sceney here is beutiful and although its sort of in the middle of no where, theres plenty of things to do like kyaking, walking, horse riding etc. Last night was lovely as we were skating on the frozen pond with candles and drinking mulled wine. It just felt like xmas!
Anyway ill be in touch soon and let you know how i get on
lots of love