I guess in a predominantly Muslim country, preXmas madness doesnt necessarily mean the same thing as in a "christian" country. Here, I think it would be madness anyway.....with settling back into work....and ROUTINE!!!!, buying things for the boat, and catching up with friends. Pre Xmas or not, I think it would be just as crazy.
Its great to be back in Langkawi, the kids have enjoyed the marina, and cathing up with friends, and making new ones!We are looking into setting up a business here, so could possibly be based here for a couple of years. Currently, that depends on how easy it is to get the work permits, so we will see.
For Xmas we will spend it with friends, either in Langkawi or Thailand. No Xmas hams for us....however, it is possible to buy turkey and duck, so there will be no shortage of Xmas cheer....as the island is also duty free.
I find that when "routine" hits me like a freight train, I dont get very much time to write, I still dearly want to tell you about Aceh. My photography slows down too.
However, I have sold several articles to magazines, Cruising Helmsman, Cruising World, Yachting World and Boating NZ, which is exciting, and will be keeping that up too. I will post the articles on the web site once they are printed.
Namara and Arran and Mark are all well, just nesting and settling into the cloud of dust disturbed after 4 months cruising.
We hope you are all BAGUS (good), and our thoughts are with you.