Thursday, April 17, 2003

Well this morning all the tiles arrived for our new roof. Which meant that I had to dash downstairs and move the cars out of the way to allow the lorry to get close enough to load them onto the platform which has been erected over our front garden. Apparently the guys are going to start work at about 6:30 am on Tuesday morning. So no chance of an post Easter holiday lie in! The weather has been glorious here over recent days, just hope that we don't get lashings of rain and wind for the few days when we don’t have a proper roof!
We don't have too many plans for the 4 day Easter break, mind you we don't normally do anything special, it's good chance to sit back and relax for a couple of days. I've been thinking about previous Easter breaks and one really stands out. In 1998 we were lucky enough to go to the wedding of Orynthia's Australian cousin Sorelle and her chap Craig. Now going to a wedding in Australia would have been exciting enough, but luckily for us it got even better as they decided to get married in Malaysia! People from all over the world congregated in the beautiful Marang Resort & Safaris, a remote destination near Kuala Terengganu in remote north east Malaysia. We flew into Kuala Lumpur were we were able to meet up with some other relatives before taking the short flight north. Once we arrived at Marang, we met up with the rest of the wedding group, friends and relatives from Australia, Asia, Europe and the USA. The place was amazing, Mangrove swamp and river at the rear, the beautiful South China directly in front of our timber framed chalet. The wedding itself was gorgeous and several of us spent the small hours sitting on the beach, watching the twinkling lights of the fishing boats in the distance, just talking and thinking how lucky we were to be there. It was real treat to able to spend lots of time with friends old and new. We saw some incredible sights in and around Marang, it was a really wonderful time. To top it off, on the day after the wedding I received a fax from a friend of mind confirming that Bristol City had been promoted (only for one season unfortunately). It was quite a way to hear the news, although with the exception of Orynthia, everyone else was completely baffled by my excited state. The link above appears to indicate that the place may not be as well looked after as it once was, indeed it may even be closed, which is a shame.

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