Friday, February 24, 2023

Bulletin from Asia

Pics received this morning from Zoe -- showing her with travel companion S.  The message with the pic was "still surviving", which I take to mean that she and S have not so far fallen out. 

Zoe At the foot of the Petronas towers in Kuala Lumpur

UPDATE OF 1 March: S has "dumped" Zoe so she is at the moment exploring Laos by herself. Her most recent description of S is acerbic but I would probably be committing a libel if I published it

UPDATE of 4 March: She's on her way back! On a plane at the moment, via Bali. ETA early Sunday morning. She seems to have enjoyed her trip despite doing part of it on her own. I will of course be glad to have her back safe and sound. We corresponded a lot while she was away.

She's sent a pic of herself against a background of the mountains ofLaos

A pic from Bangkok on her way back home

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Zoe goes to Asia

Zoe flew out of Brisbane last Sunday (19th) via Malaysian Airlines on her way to Kuala Lumpur. When she heard that her friend S (surname confidential) was headed that way she asked to join him when he got to KL.

She went with some romantic hopes but what mainly moved her was the love of travel that is normal among women in their '70s plus the fact that she had never been to Asia and badly wanted to make up that deficit.

I have not so far got any texts or emails from her but I have already got a couple of Facebook messages. So that is good

Tuesday, February 14, 2023


My V-day was busy and a bit unusual. During the day I consulted with a surgeon about some skin cancers and made an appointment to get them excised.

I then saw an audiologist to collect a replacement hearing-aid for the one I had lost. And the new one is better

Then I let my vacant room downstairs to a new tenant for a slightly increased rent.

But what about St Valentine? Jenny cooked me a favourite dinner to mark the day and Zoe emailed me to say that I am her "First and ONLY LOVE". So that is pretty good.

I did not see Anne but I had seen her the Saturday preceding, with much discussed.