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Rio de Janeiro - Good Old England

Written on: Wednesday June 25th, 2008

A journal entry from: Round the world

Yes, we're home ... just a few months early! Philippa's mum was very surprised (in a happy way) to see us - we walked in and said hi as she was on the phone to her friend Fred and she told him she had to call him back later, it was really funny!

It is strange to be home but kind of cool... there were several reasons we came back and we're sure we made the right decision! The plan now is to work hard, pay off some travelling debts and then SAVE SAVE SAVE so we can go off on more adventures ... :)

Treacle would not speak to us for a few hours but now he is our best friend again so that is all good, we took him to the pub last night so we are forgiven for going away!

We shall be in touch with everyone soon to say hi, hello and how do you do but first we need to spend a day (at least) clearing out our bedroom so we can actually sleep on the bed - seriously!

Love and hugs,
Philippa & Conrad



From Reb on Jun 26th, 2008

What a surprise. Glad you are safely home anyway. Welcome back to the rat race.looking forward to catching up with you guys soon.xoxo

From Auntie Mary on Jun 26th, 2008

Nothing you do surprises me, Philippa! Sorry I missed you by just a few hours, but I'll see you soon. Lots of love to you both.

From Catherine Brophy on Jun 29th, 2008

Well your home?! Glad to hear you both arrived back in one piece! I expect an email from you soon, in fact what is your address? I feel like sending you a letter! Hope your slowly adjusting back to regular..hmm some might say boring life! ;) take care.xx

From Henrique Saldana on Jul 4th, 2008

Hello Conrand and Philippa. Those are awesome pictures and travel journals. I am so happy for you that you made it home safely. Boy what adventure stories and pictures you will have to tell and show your children (when you have them ). I travelled down to Monterrey Mexico two weeks ago on June 19th with my wife and kids to celebrate my father-in-law's 75th birthday. It was a blast but it was also very hot down there. It was about 115 degrees F. (about 45 degrees C. ) and luckily we planned ahead and took our own portable air-conditioning window unit to cool down the guest bedroom where we spent the week. Boy was that bedroom a popular spot with all of the 10 or so little cousins who somehow managed to convince their moms (My wife's sisters )that they could stay in our cold room to sleep for the the whole week that we were there. God bless the both of you and keep in touch. Happy 4th of July from Henrique in Dallas, Texas.

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