Bournemouth & London
Leaving Morocco wasn’t without a hiccup. Our flight Marrakech to London with Easyjet was cancelled. NOOOOOOOOOOO we were already having a short stay in the UK with so much to see and do. Then the surprise came. Easyjet, a budget airline equivalent to say Jetstar, automatically rebooked us onto the next flight AND put us up in a 4 star hotel. It didn’t end there, we got buffet lunch, dinner and breakfast all you can eat!!!!!! After gorging ourselves spastic it was back to the airport the next day and boooom we were up in the air and on our way.
As we flew in over our mother country yep there sure was some snow around. First stop - Bournemouth where a good friend of ours, Bethy boo, resides. The national express bus takes you from Gatwick airport direct to Bournemouth. HA it was classic being back in a country where English was the first spoken language! Wow we could talk again. Beth met us at Bournemouth station HEYA BABE great to see you again! LETS LOOSEN THOSE HIPS UP N GO PARTY! Ahhh OK! A cup of tea with Beth’s lovely parents then we sharpened up for a night out YEEEHAAAAA!
Gimme sum of ya beer.....
What? What? Whats up?
The girls went off when the dj played Tom Jones 'Sex Bomb'....
OW my goodness you've got some big ear wax issues hun!
This is not funny Steve! Wheres my drink.......ahaahh, burph, is over there somewhere I think....
Hehehehe, everything is spining weeeeeeeeeee
Who's hungover - ME! Wheres the club - OVER THERE!
Mulled wine - hangover cure.
ok, so yep, right, nah I think I got it, I REALLY GOT IT!. Sweet I'm out there!
Nah on second thoughts its WAY to dangerous, I think I'll just call Ben for a game on the playstation...
While in Bournemouth we slept in from being hungover, walked to Old Harry Rocks look out with Geoff and Rachel, scoffed out on the delights of traditional pasties, real ale, mulled wine and so on. Living with Beth’s family was a grand treat. So nice, welcoming, hospitable and damn funny too. But it was time to visit UK friend #2 - Mr Ben ‘Spaceghost’ Mondy. Those of you who have surfed/lived in Redhead will know him well, and if you have read surfing mag tracks over the last decade you will have known him as the deputy/travelling editor, or his alto ego Rod Cunthorpe. Ben’s many identities were slowly but surely uncovered by the authorities and he had to leave Aus in fear of getting busted for all sorts of dodgy things. He kept trying to cover it up with the boys by saying he was a secret agent. Anyway, he now resides in London where he has toned things down a notch with the odd dozen or so pints at the local. It was good to catch up with Ben and chew the fat over a few pints a beer. We got talking on key issues such as the population dynamics and mating behaviours of the red ringed monkey, the best way to bbq a blue whale steak, and the latest developments in replacing email with satellite pigeon tracking technology. We also filled in the gaps with the latest hollywood goss, fashion, bondage gear, hair products, the formula 1, and pet hamsters. Ben and his better half Sarah travelled for the good ol xmas relo bash and left us in their cosy home where we watched Sky sports in the nude and celebrated our own little private xmas with baked vegies, white wine, and a frolic in the snow.
We finally got over our UK colds with 1 day left and went sight seeing London, rode the tube, and met up with Chris and Anita for the 3rd time this trip. They were off for many more months of adventures through Europe. We on the other hand were entering our final month of travelling with an organised 11 day Gecko trip through Egypt. See you 2 back home!!
Thanks to Beth and her family, and to Ben and Sarah, for having us over. Albeit short and unadventurous, we had a smashing time in the UK. Cheers guys it was a whole heap of fun and relaxation, exactly what we were after…...