Tuesday, 7 August 2007

I'm Feeling Great

I'm feeling great. Ellie and I are on a really good trip, and we are having a great time!

Before we left, I had a little bit of trouble getting leave from work. I remember saying that I really wanted to go because our last trip was such a life changing experience and I couldn't pass up the opportunity - I wanted more life changing experiences!

Well, this trip has been incredible, and life changing, but not in the way I imagined it. It's very difficult to explain in writing, so next time you see me make sure to ask.

It's 6AM here in London right now. I'm on our couch watching the "Dance of the Airplanes" out the window. There is a constant stream of planes dancing in and out of my view through the window - it looks like they are performing ballet. Quite beautiful.

It is not long now until we return to the Sun Burnt Country and I'm really looking forward to seeing you all again. It looks like we are off to France for our final week of holiday, to stay at a dairy farm in the country side. (Not quite a shearing shed Dad, but it's the best I could do!)

See you all soon!

Edit - PS: Weather here in London has been great the last few days. It even hit 30 degrees on Sunday!

Monday, 6 August 2007


Who's on facebook? Msg me if you are - I'm on there as Ellie Povey.


We spent a great weekend in Kent with Jody and Daniel this weekend. They were housesitting and had a car, so we caught a train down there and went for a beautiful drive around the gorgeous Kent countryside, with a long chilled-out picnic for lunch, a cream tea outside a pub, and a bbq for dinner! It was so brilliant to get out of London and see some green for a while. We had our picnic at Knole House, which had a huge deer park surrounding it, so there were deer coming up to see if we had any food for them while we were eating. They were just lying down sleeping all around us (despite all the chavs with their shirts off...).

And cream teas are so good! It's basically a devonshire tea, but I suppose since you get them all over and not just in Devon, they call them cream teas instead. And the clotted cream that comes with them is so good - so thick it's like spreading butter on your scones and jam. Like King Island cream but thicker... And yes, I do still reserve the right to bitch about the Heathrow Injection when I get home... :D

But... we didn't get any photos of the weekend at all cos the batteries in the camera died! So no pics of deer or hedgerows, but instead here's another cheezcat:

Thursday, 2 August 2007

Skeptical cat...

Nothing much, just the cutest kitty... skeptical cat:

Actually this fellow reminds us of our mate Ben...

Wednesday, 1 August 2007


I had an awesome weekend - I did a reiki course! It was quite trippy in a way, just a little glimpse at a whole different world, but it was a really fun thing to do and just a fascinating concept. So in theory I can now do reiki on people. In practice of course I probably should have a bit more practice... that's what Mark's for luckily ;)

We had a cool night with Jody and Daniel the other night. They've just gotten back from volunteering in South America, and had so many awesome stories to tell and photos to see. So exciting! We're going to hang out on Saturday too and wander around some castles and stuff out in Kent.

We've also been continuing our culinary tour of London - we've had some awesome little wanders to work in the sunshine lately, followed by yummo coffee and croissants in Exmouth Market. There's this awesome little patisserie there that makes the best croissants... so good, and not bad coffee either.

We also went to see the Transformers movie last night. I have to admit I wasn't expecting a lot at all, so I was pleasantly surprised. I didn't really watch the cartoons when I was a kid though, so didn't really know what to expect. I thought it was pretty good - awesome CGI stuff with the transformer robots, although some of the scale model scenes where buildings were wrecked etc were a bit dodgy. Mark wasn't too impressed though - he didn't think they did justice to Optimus Prime...

Oh, and I didn't have any new pics to put up, so here are a couple that we took on the way back from Norway - a beautiful sunny shot over the sea, and a pic of the little patchwork fields coming down in England.