Saturday, July 17, 2010

Life after Brunei...............Wiltshire life!!

We made it! we have arrived back in the UK...

The flight was uneventful... if not a bit cold... the food on the flight was wholly inedible... even though i ordered the vegetarian option as its safer! usually!

one highlight was i jokingly asked if they had tea tharik...  the guy laughed and handed me the usual weak watery tea.
then just before we were due to land he came over and gave me a tea tharik... how sweet! (literally)

the Landing for me was VERY emotional.. last time i was landing in the UK was when my Dad was poorly.. just before he died.. made me realise for a split second.. Dads not here! that made me cry!

I think i spent the last 15 months pretending .. no, kidding myself he would still be here! bad idea i guess...

Well the hotel is nice.. the room is teeny tiny but its clean and the view over the fields with the deer and the tractors is very nice..its very rural... im in my element sat at this window..

Yes I will miss the beach at Muara
Yes i will miss the wildlife in the garden & at supersave
Yes i will definately miss the Ladies Hash on a Tuesday
and YES i will miss the friends that i made whilst in Brunei.
BUT i wont miss the life in the goldfish bowl, and the ensuing pile of pooh that came with living IN that said Goldfish bowl.
My sister told me whilst she was staying with me in Brunei.. there are 2 types of people..
Drains and Radiators!
sadly the Drain variety of 'friend' got the better of me / US after a while..
BUT the radiators came into their own, and without them the Drains could have won...
BUT they didnt..
so to all you Radiators out there..
I thank you..
YOU will be missed ....

Today is the start of the next chapter in our lives....... minus the Drain!!


  1. Hope you've enjoyed your stay here in Brunei Tinylou! I've been following your blog for the past couple of months and your entries have been very touching to read and the pics you post are very beautiful and sometimes funny. If there were more charming and wonderful ladies like you in this world, there would be no need for your husband's profession or mine. I believe many others including myself hope that you will continue to write even when you're back in the 'shire and continue touching other people's hearts ;)

    All the best to you & your family,

    Retired Brunei Army

  2. Thank you retired army person.. i adore the abode.
    i would have stayed there for ever and a day..
    Brunei is a wonderful place to live, but sadly our time is done

    I wont ever forget my time in your amazing country, and yes i will continue to write, as i think ...
    grateful thanks..

  3. Welcome back. At least you came back to summer, and not the middle of winter with no warm clothing :D