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Monday 12thAugust 2019:
A nice fine day so, clean up time. Hosed off the front veranda and cleaned all the windows.
Also got Emma to the carwash for a scrub clean.
Tuesday 13thAugust 2019:
The Habagat is back again. The fine weather only lasted a day. Only a mild Habagat at present, so all good.
Ruby got her wash and clean today. Took her for a good run as well, as she is feeling a little neglected over these last few weeks of rough weather.
Friday 16thAugust 2019:
Started the day with our two-hour massage each.
Cherry the maid was here to clean as well.
I spent the afternoon cleaning up the beach. Firstly, I picked up all the trash (man-made) and got a fire going and burnt up the trash.
All the vegetation trash is still on the beach as there is just too much to gather up and burn in one go. Estimating a week’s work for me to clean up.
Saturday 17thAugust 2019:
The maid was here for cloths washing day.
I took Emma to the car wash for her weekly wash and shine.
After lunch, Guy was off to Mahjong and I caught up with Ron (American) for several hours.
Sunday 18thAugust 2019:
Off to the market for some supplies for lunch.
Came to Guy’s Mahjong house for my manicure/pedicure.
The Habagat has dissipated, so nice and calm, hot and humid. So time for a nice afternoon siesta.
Monday 19thAugust 2019:
Last night whilst cleaning my teeth I finished up with a whole filling with some tooth fragment in my hand and a hole in my top gum.
First thing this morning we called a dentist in Boac who we saw 7 years ago when we lived here. She said come on up (45-minute drive) and she would fit me in straight away.
45 minutes after arriving she had cleaned up the remaining tooth and filled it all up back to new. Will need to have an x-ray in the future to see what tooth I have left but all good for now.
Awesome service once again.
Total cost was P700 ($20.00 AUS).
Wednesday 21stAugust 2019:
Went for a walk round the beach today while it is overcast and a little cooler.
Tropical Storm “INENG” is sliding north of us. Shouldn’t affect us too much.
Thursday 22ndAugust 2019:
Started the day with a 2-hour massage each.
In the afternoon the local school kids cleaned up the beach as part of their science course on keeping our environment clean. They did a great job.
Friday 23rdAugust 2019:
After yesterday’s great effort by the local school kids to pile up the coconut, bamboo and banana vegetation, we had the local council workers come along and burn up the piles today.
As this vegetation had been submerged in sea water it is very hard to burn. But with lots of poking the fires, 95% of the vegetation burnt up to give us our beach back.
Tuesday 27thAugust 2019:
Massages, pedicure/manicure, Mahjong, pottering round the Castle and cruising on Ruby have consumed the last 5 days.
Off to Manila tomorrow till Saturday. Visiting Guy’s family especially her sister visiting from Queensland, Australia.
Flying over and back as the airport is now open once again. Only a 45 minute flight which beats the Ro Ro and bus (10 hours ish).
Wednesday 28thAugust 2019:
In Manila for a few days. Only took 2 hours from home to hotel as we flew (the airport on the island is now open). So rather than 10 hours (bus, Ro Ro) a very pleasant 2 hours is grand.
I love shopping at the malls here in Manila. When you walk in you are met by numerous staff who are there to help you. If they can’t help you, they will direct you to somebody who can.
Awesome customer service.
Thursday 29thAugust 2019:
A very successful day as we got everything done, we had to.
Managed to do some shopping for small stuff at the mall. Restricted to 20kg each on the flight home so have to watch what we buy.
Friday 30thAugust 2019:
Busy day doing some shopping and catching up with Guy’s family especially her sister Nida visiting from Brisbane in Aus.
Saturday 31stAugust 2019:
Up at 2:30am to get to the airport for our 5:45am flight home to the island. This afternoon’s siesta is looking good.
Back home to the Castle after a slight delay at the airport. Now sitting on the front veranda with warm buns from the bakery with vegemite and a cup of tea/coffee. Mmmmmmm. Vegemite courtesy of Guys sister from Brisbane (AUS) who is visiting Manila.
Sunday 1stSeptember 2019:
Huge happy birthday to my beautiful wife. It’s been an awesome adventure so far and looking forward to many more awesome years ahead. Love my Guy. Xxxooo
Life is good.
Trevor & Guy