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Christmas 2014

Right now, where was I? Ah yes! CHRISTMAS!!!

Christmas saw the return of Sarah (Wonder Woman) as well as Anna from Liverpool. To make things extra confusing, she brought with her Anna from Scotland (whom you may recognise from Glastonbury 2014) and our special guest star Niall Doherty of Disrupting The Rabblement fame.

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At this point, Niall had been travelling around the world for 4 years without flying (sound familiar?). Our paths had crossed a couple of years earlier in October 2012 in Kerala, India. I was trying to take a ship to the Maldives and he was trying to take a ship to Sri Lanka.

As things turned out, we both ended up on the same ship.

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Fancy that!

Sarah had been knocking around Panama City with her dad for the past week or so and she returned to Jinja Island bearing turkey!

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Clever girl!

Which we all whipped up into a FEAST!

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OH YEAH!

Campesino looked happy. Or demented. One of the two.

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A dog is for life, not just Christmas dinner.

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!

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Boxing Day saw us head over to Bill and Janis’s for a couple of cold ones.

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I got to introduce the gang to Roboro, Bill and Janis’s tamed pirate.

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And then we went out for a razz around Dolphin Bay.

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Didn’t see any dolphins though.

The next day we went for a trip to Red Frog beach.

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Three exceptionally wise monkeys.

Niall got a hair cut.

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The girls went for a swing…

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We met up with my buddy Pua…

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Posed by the gates of Red Frog Marina…

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And then headed home to Jinja.

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The next day we said goodbye to Niall as he continued his journey back to Ireland the hard way.

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We were given a lift over to Bocas Town by Eduardo, Bill and Janis’s right hand man. I had a LOT of stuff to get from town, and no way would it have all fitted on my little speedboat.

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See all that wood in the boat? That’ll mean something to you in just a bit.

So then, cheerioski Niall!

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And back to Jinja for Anna and I! Eduardo, you rock my word man!

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Did I ever mention that I have not one but THREE docks on Jinja Island? Maybe I should have.

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Coming into the East (or Stone) Dock.

 

Note the mattresses on top of the wood, you’ll find out what they’re for in a moment.

So, what was all the wood for?

Well…

Remember I said a while ago that I wanted to do something about the fact that under the house looked like a concrete car park?

This is what I wanted to do.
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Adios concrete!

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Hola lovely pine floor!

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Now I just need to get those damn walls plastered. One step at a time…

Job’s a good’un.

Glastonbury 2014

The last blog entry was rather heavy, so let’s have some levity, eh?

As noted, Casey and I were now in Liverpool. So of course we had to give Cyrus, Ste and Graeme a call for a night on the tiles.

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It was as theatrical as you might imagine.

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We wound up on the roof of the old Far East restaurant waiting for the sunrise.

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AND SO TO GLASTONBURY…!!!

Glastonbury is the greatest music festival in the world and I will fight anyone who says otherwise (especially if they’ve never been). This year was no different, we had superb weather, I hung out with Scottish Anna and her mates, which came in handy as my flag this year was the flag of St Andrew with “GO ON THEN, PISS OFF ;)” written in large friendly letters.

The lovely Casey dropped me off at the nearest train station.

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Thanks Case!

I took the bus into the site for the first time in 17 years. Hell, I’m not complaining… it was free!!
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I met my buddies at Block 9 and of course hilarity ensued.

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Here are just some of the highlights of Glastonbury 2014:
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Right that’s it. See you again in 2015…!