Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Loan Service Summer Ball ..

Last weekend (26th June) was the loan Service Summer ball at the Miri marriott ..

The evening was absolutely Brilliant, the Organisers had worked tirelessly to get the evening up and running, and it seemed like although people were 'up for it' on paper.. that when it came to parting with their $$ there was a bit of reluctance..

Anyway... there were approx 40 people who attended the ball.. and it was a lovely atmosphere..
The music playing when we sat down to eat was awesome.. very 80s and 90s.. and right up my street...

The food was lovely.. the WINE flowed excessively freely  ... and when the band came on they were fab...

They played just the right mix of music, and i think everyone danced at some stage...(even Ben.. who apparently did an awesome job of taking up the whole dance floor, and gave David brent a run for his money!)    sadly... I have NO photographic evidence of this!!!!

This is Steve & I with Auriol and paul

Helen and I trying to keep in the theme of the B movies....

Jo, Andrea, Claire who were part of the committee... and me ! (who wasnt)

10/10 To all concerned...

Thank you for a brilliant evening.. and steve and My last Loan service Official function..

One to remember for sure


Better late than never?

OK.. so its been a while..

Its been, and continues to be a bit weird here at the moment, as we are packing (well trying too... if we had boxes to pack our already packed boxes into then we would be packed.. but in true Brunei stylee.. were STILL waiting for them to arrive!)
Its ridiculously frustrating...
and we seem to be living life in a Limbo situation..

To be honest i would be happy to just Pack n Go now..
BUT we leave on July 10th, and its racing towards us now...

Havent had much chance to make anything much recently..
I have NO table chairs to sit at...

But i thought id show you my last few cards....

This was made for a lovely girl here who just had her first baby.....

these 2 were made just as general cards...
simple.. but i like them...
i dont do complicated!!

This is my lounge....

Its not my home anymore!!!!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

ATC Dress it up

These are the ATCs ive made for the june Challenge..
 This one is made from the Sultan of Brunei 's own GIFT WRAP (that i cunningly Borrowed from a friend)
Im not a girly girl and was never much into dresses and things so this was a bit of a struggle for me...

 The envelopes were made up from pages of info about the loan service summer ball this month!
I really should have used more colourful paper!!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Vietnam is .... Mad..
the motorcycle and Bicycle are King here for sure..
Pavements are for parking (aka abandoning) bikes in any fashion!  


Everyone is trying to sell you something

and to be honest its probaly something you done need or want!

Yes i did buy these, they are whistles!
i only bought them so i could take their pictures... they all wanted their pictures taken after id taken the older ladies...

it was like a photosession.. they all wanted to be with steve!

we took a trip up the river... to a fishing area.. where there was a boat(wow) and it was fishing (double wow)
and it cast its net, and hauled it back in ..
then they showed us fish..
Wow thery must have leapt in the net very quickly... then they asked for Dong!!
mmm didnt see that one coming (much!)

These guys werent staged...

and didnt stop to ask for any Dong either...

far better side of life to see..
reality wins every time over the staged acts for tourists!

Gosh i sound bitter..
Im not.. i just dont like being used as a way to extrude money from..
we arent rich

we never will be and hey.. thats fine.. Money is a necessary evil... but dont rip me off cos im a tourist and im in your country!


The food in Ho An was brilliant..
This was Tofu with chilli and garlic and lemongrass...

It was like eating eggy heaven!

and cost about 1 pound ish

ive bought some tofu since ive been back so i can try to make this! (!!)

And to wash it down


tasted lovely.... and im not a beer fan either... but for 50p a bottle..
it was churlish not too wasnt it..

More pics later..
There are plenty to chose from!!!! x