Mum and Dad
2007-07-29 00:00:00 , Barry, United Kingdom
Hi there Shelly,
HAd a really really great time with you in China and Hong Kong - it was a real privelege playing some small part in your adventures - Thanks! Hope you and Suzi are having a great time now and can't believe you'll be home in 10 days - the hedgehogs will be waiting! See you soon - lots of love Mum xxxxxx
2007-07-03 00:00:00 , Worksop (but not for long!!), United Kingdom
eeekkk! 3 days. how citing. i hope ur gonna look after me cos otherwise i will be scared xxxxxxx glad ur having lots of fun n seeing lots of gd stuff. i really am very cited.
2007-06-28 00:00:00 , Barry, United Kingdom
Hello again! Well you did it this time - your latest journal entry along with the photos made this soppy socks of a Mum of yours cry! I am SO SO proud of you. Let the next chapter begin! - and I even get a part to play in this one - how cool is that! As for the packing well you could always buy a large (or maybe huge!) suitcase with wheels and put everyjthing in that instead - just a thought but a serious one! I hope you have a really great last day at school on Friday and those children have been lucky to have you. You'll be a tough act to follow and I'm NOT biased! Can't wait to see you in three weeks. Take care. Lots and lots of special love Mum xxxxxxxx
Mum and Dad
2007-06-26 00:00:00 , Barry, United Kingdom
Hi there Shelly! Happy Wednesday! How can this be your last few days teaching? I hope the final few lessons are going well and you've managed to have a practice run packing your rucksack ready for your travels.I'm perservering with my Mandarin CD whilst travelling back and fore to work but it's a lot more tricky than French. I think I'll just have to resort to pointing and looking helpless!Have a good day, a great end to your last week and a safe journey to Xian. See you on 14th! Lots of love Mum xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
2007-05-30 00:00:00 , Cardiff Bay, United Kingdom
Shell i think its time for an update love you xXx
2007-05-10 00:00:00 , London, United Kingdom
Hey you, what are you like?! Getting into situations with taxi drivers, dropping your phone, bus crashes... you are dangerous! But funny, lol. The pandas are amazing (the little red panda is my favourite- I've always liked them!). Hope you are ok, been doing exams recently- had a poetry one, was quite hard! Next week is "explorations" (basically The Odyssey - Paradise Lost - To the Lighthouse with everything in between, lol, should be fun...). I promise to write a long email soon. I've just been very busy lately, lots of 'things' going on, will write to u about them. love you, chrisxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
2007-05-08 00:00:00 , Leeds, United Kingdom
Sheeeellllll! Oh my goodness, just read your 'taxi/phone/bus crash' entry, and I want you to come home NOW, where we have western food, bacon on tap, and maybe pancakes if you ask nicely.
Miss you lots, chin up out there kiddo.
2007-05-01 00:00:00 , cardiff, United Kingdom
I miss the smell of dove soap. How are you? from the sounds of your blog thingy a lot more amused than i am. lol while your off swanning around with octopuses us uni folks have exams. HA the life of a teacher i cant wait. keep safe
2007-04-28 00:00:00 , Worksop, United Kingdom
Hey Shelly. I wish u were my teacher cos then i would have an octopus to play with. I could give it to Bert to look after.
Also well done for knowing the word for sinking. I am proud.
2007-04-12 00:00:00 , Cardiff, United Kingdom
just a quick hello! havent wrote in a while, sounds like everythin is goin gud still! u no, u can b quite amusing wen u want 2! was very sorry 2 hear bout ure fallin out wiv the pancake lady she sounds like my kind of person (i.e sum1 who provides sugary treats to the masses!) miss u loads x x x x x
p.s is there ne chance of u bringing back a copy of ure ballroom dancing debut??? . . . .i wud pay . . .go on name a price . . .
David, Julie & Gareth
2007-04-10 00:00:00 , Kennoway, United Kingdom
Nice to hear that you are still enjoying your self, despite the freezing temperatures (and I complain about Scotland being cold!!)and household problems. I think it's great that you have a sense of humour as well, especially after so many things going wrong. You have a great way with words and I've really enjoyed reading the blog. I'm off to Limerick in Ireland at the end of the month, no where near as exciting as your journey but that will be an adventure too!. Love from David, Julie & Gareth x x x
2007-04-01 00:00:00 , Cardiff, United Kingdom
Oi oi, it's Lauren from your exciting days in accessorize! Sarah 'wrote on my wall' or something on facebook (not sure how to work it yet!) and gave me a link. Most impressed with the writing, just chuckled my way through your blogs. Can I just take a moment here to applaud the genius of pig bread!? Not so much the duck's brains however, I was very almost sick. Anyhoo, hope all is well in the land of the chinese and that they are looking after you. Keep on rockin', love Lauren xxxxx
2007-03-31 00:00:00 , Cardiff, United Kingdom
Hey Shelley, I've come home for Easter for a few weeks so I've just been reading your entries with my mum n dad. We had a good laugh-you write really well, you should do it professionally!! Glad ur enjoying it, my parent say hello - they are impressed with ur travels. i'm good, just gotta do a lot of revision now, have vey hard exams in may. yay!! never mind, should get some work done now i'm back home. Everything's good here, i'll send u an e-mail soon with a further catch-up if you want?! love you loads xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Mum and Dad
2007-03-29 00:00:00 , Barry, United Kingdom
Hi there Shelly - my travel writer extroadinaire. I really enjoyed reading the recent journal entries (you write SOooo well) and they're speeding up to Grandpop as I type. I know I could have waited till Sunday when I fly up there but that seemed too long for him to have to wait, so I sent them snail mail this morning. He'll have a treat tomorrow when the postman arrives! Dad and I are still persevering at the gym and I'm persevering at golf. I've had two lessons now and we go to the driving range a few nights in the week. I'm improving, but still have a long way to go! Hope the Easter Bunny arrives soon - you never know he might even make it for Easter (not that you celebrate Easter in China but you can hopefully stil enjoy the chocolate - jeans permitting!)Lots and lots and lots of special love xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
2007-03-29 00:00:00 , Barry, United Kingdom
I miss you lots Shelly. I have decided i am gonna put a ridiculous amount of money on my phone at some point (when i can afford it!!) and then ring you. What is your address where you're living now? And what do you mean you've only just discovered Starbucks?? Did you not recognise the pure deliciousness in Britain?? Love you lots xXxXxXxXx
2007-03-28 00:00:00 , Worksop, United Kingdom
Yo shelly. how crazy is it that i was wondering what u were gonna do bout hair cutting this morning b4 i went to work. i think there must be some sort of psycic link going on. Well done on the shopping. i am going shopping 2nite to reward myself for finally finishing my 1st draft of my essay which has only taken me bout a wk n a half!hope i find something pretty. i think the child must just be inspired by ur greatness. the next test is seeing if one of the 2 yr olds can do it! glad everything is going well. getting cited bout my hong kong trip- mite get a travel book frm the library so i can investigate.
loads of love nic xxxxxxxxxxx
2007-03-26 00:00:00 , Penarth, United Kingdom
hey my midge!!!!!! i miss u sooooooooooooooo much!! well let me tell u about the owrld of jess. Men who needs them for a start! alun, its like talking to a brick wall so i give up! others are liers lol. see i need u here!!!! im becoming bitter lol! uni is gd even thou i failed an exam (17%, well done jess). thats it really for me all abit boring. i did platy lacrosse all day yesterday now im suffereing, but we did come 3rd!!! YAY!!! hows the lil kids and your loverly cold shower? :D
love you loads (secretly wish you were her)
2007-03-08 00:00:00 , London, United Kingdom
Hey darling, I hope you've got some hot water now - just read your e-mail, i feel very sorry for you! the weather is quite nice hear actually, it's warmish and feels like spring! sorry to rub it in , but we haven't got hot water either this morning so i can empathise! hope you're ok, miss you
love chris xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
The Easter Bunny
2007-03-06 00:00:00 , Barry, United Kingdom
I hear you've moved - please let me know your new address so I can come and visit you. It might take me a long while to get there but as soon as I know where to come, I'll be on my way.xxxxxxxx
2007-03-06 00:00:00 , Worksop, United Kingdom
How are the children? hope they are cute n not 2 noisy n messy. Do u have 2 b in school all day every day? I managed to lose my camera as well so have ordered a shiny new one. I blame it on you cos obv my camera got lost in sympathy to urs!I have got lots of work to do it is evil bt bert is getting well exercised although he tried to make me go to bristol wen i didn't want to. Still i have now crossed the severn bridge in him. he is silly. also his radio arial has dissappeared so i have no radio signal anywhere n just one tape to play over and over and over. Anyway hope ur still getting on well with the boys (pitchers please!!) n u can actually get outside without drowning in snow.
Love you lots
2007-03-01 00:00:00 , norwich, United Kingdom
p.s. HAPPY ST DAVIDS DAY!!! X
2007-03-01 00:00:00 , Norwich, United Kingdom
Shell!!! sounds like you're having a wicked time wooooop!
miss you and love you loads by the way!
keep up the travel writing - it makes me smile :)
take care! love helen xxxx
2007-02-25 00:00:00 , cardiff, United Kingdom
well i think yr now the bravest person i kno, ducks brains? (yuck). i think u shud tk up travel writing permanently xxxx
2007-02-25 00:00:00 , Barry, United Kingdom
just caught up on your entries
been a little busy, have to say what happened to the vegetarian i once knew??? ........sounds like your having a fab time and a brilliant life experience.
The school website - I didn’t use the translator I thought you could do it for me when you get home :)
Sadly Wales lost another match today....dead loss I think...I could picture your father while the match was on........I'm sure he spilt a few coffee's jumping up and down. Carly's having surgery Wednesday :( doesn’t look good the rest of the gang are fine.
You missed all that lovely snow we had.....brought us to a stand still.......but Nathan loved it and made the most of building a snowman.
over and out :) speak to u soon xxx
2007-02-20 00:00:00 , Loughborough, United Kingdom
Hello shelly! happy pancake day!! U look all big and grown up in the photo of u teaching! china looks very pretty and id like a panda too please. i am still waiting for my bridesmaid dress to arrive bt they say it will be on the next delivery so i think its dieting time! Theo is growing up too now. he has a friend he brings in 2 see us sometimes, a ginger cat about 3 times the size of him. We think he wants to be a postman when hes older because he brings home all the elastic bands our postman leaves behind! good luck at yr new school lots of love xxxxxx