Monday, 26 February 2007


Oh YES, after months of suffering under winter temperatures (!!), summer seems to be here to stay this time :) Already, people are starting to moan, because it's really hot - tsk tsk.

Along with the deep-blue sky and endless hours of sunshine comes a drastic improvement in underwater temperatures and visibility. Yeah, now diving is even more fun.

We are fully booked, so very busy........unfortunately, the last big American group also brought along a "fresh" cold virus :( Cost both Simon and me 2 days in bed....... At least they left a substantial amount of USD's as well ;))

Simon is busy at work, too. DSD's, advanced course and lots of dives - all of that in just 11 days. AND the biggest tip ever :)

Thursday, we are having a Danish evening with Simons employers, Alice and Bjoern, and some other Danes here. Alice and Bjoern are really nice - and are very happy with Simon's work. He has very good chances at getting work next season as well.

The last couple of days I have done SASSY with a 6-year old girl from Hong Kong: in principle snorkelling, but she was wearing a bcd-like lifevest with a small tank on the back - and had a regulator mouthpiece instead of snorkel. She absolutely loved it! And her mother was happy to spend 40 USD per session. Cool :D

Back to work here in Paradise.........

Lotsa xxx

Tuesday, 13 February 2007

Happy Birthday Simon!!

Oh yes, Simon is no longer is his early 40's.............he is now 45, bless him ;) This is where all the great party pictures were supposed to be posted, but fate - or the current stomach virus - wanted it differently.......................Simon suddenly and quite miraculously recovered from his virus in the afternoon of his birthday, whereas I was just getting started with my bug :(

I had taken a day off and planned a day trip followed by a special dinner.........Instead I spent the day with my arms around the toilet - and Simon; well he went to speak to the owners of a dive resort who had offered him a job. And YES, Simon now has a permanent position with that company, yippie :D

In the evening, Simon went for a beer - and came back 8 hours later thoroughly intoxicated. Lovely ;) Meanwhile I had made it from the toilet to the bed, but was still to weak to go into the kitchen to get water or food. Ih, was I angry with him - and guess what will happen next time he is ill and needs me????? Revenge is sweeeeeeet ;)

Sunday I was still ill, but could at least walk to the kitchen and back. Which is good, cause Simon was so hungover that I had to take care of not only myself but also him. Not very macho that day, "poor" Simon *lol*

Anyway, as of today I am back to work, feeling quite rough and very weak but well enough to do 2 dives - it's been a slow month, need to make some money. Simon is starting his job Thursday, but is already diving with them (Mabuhay Dive Resort) as of today - and will be celebrating his 500th dive tomorrow..............yep, I feel a snorkel test coming there ;) If so, I can always post a pic of that one.................

Take care, xxx's from the beach

Sunday, 4 February 2007

Welcome to my office :D

Just thought I'd show some evidence that I actually DO work ;)

Here is Sara, my advanced open water student, before her navigation dive. Need I say that she did very well? Must have had a good teacher *lol*