Where we have been, what has been key in our life since 2005.
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Summer months: travels to/through Europe & USA. (update: due to COVID-19, this isn't going to happen as planned. We are currently trying to rearrange flights & more, but are in limbo).
March/April/May: returning visitors.
September/October - December: visitors, & trips to Putrajaya to renew our visas.
January: first-time visitors booked in, visited & departed.
Summer: back to England & on to Prague.
December: Langkawi - a first visit after 8 years, & a total disaster.
January/February: returning visitors booked in plus travel to Cambodia with them.
February: returning to Sri Lanka.
March: volunteering in Semenyih for Carol.
May: Returning visitors, with a return trip to KL. Some of our travels are in the pages near here.
June: Travel within Malaysia.
September/October: England & Ireland revisited.
January: Return to Koh Samui for Georges birthday trip.
June: Return visit to Bali for Carols birthday trip, followed by a couple of days near KL.
September: Returning visitors, & travel to KL with them.
November: a first visit to Koh Lanta.
January: East Malaysia - been considering this trip for several years now & finally it’s booked!
January: Moving home - before the end of the month
May: Diving in Pulau Perhentian (the trip we had to cancel in 2014)
June: Koh Samui booked up for diving & relaxing. & maybe being a tourist! Followed directly by a return weekend in Melaka.
Summer: Travels towards Europe, in between & on the way back.
Autumn: returning visitors, Sepang & Melaka revisit
February: back to southern Thailand for meetings & sight-seeing
April: Long weekend in Petaling Jaya, day in Melaka & visa extensions
May: Redang diving
June: Long haul travels: reunions & reminiscences completed
July: Apartment purchase completion
August: Off to KL & PJ again
August - January 2015: Apartment renovation
December: Back to KL for the annual weekend
January: a few days away for Georges’ birthday in Georgetown! - celebrated & completed.
April: a short diving trip to Phuket is booked up. All completed.
April/May/June: friends over for a holiday & travel to Vietnam. Completed. Blog written, 6000+ images processed, album made - just the holiday movie to go.
May: Vietnam for 3 weeks. All booked & paid for!
June: a weekend away in Singapore is all booked up. Completed.
September: end of season dive trip to Redang, followed by a weekend in Hat Yai, Thailand.
December: weekend in KL. Returning visitors.
May: Thailand - back to Ao Nang for diving. Followed by work to replace all of our balcony doors & windows.
June: Return visit to Ipoh for a conference. Carols birthday trip - back to Perhentian Besar for diving - all booked. PLUS additional renovation repair work - now into our 5th week!! All completed.
July: Petaling Jaya & KL for conference, shopping & sights. Hotel booked & paid for. 2 visitors booked in!
August/September/October: Diving somewhere - when we can fit it in! (but we couldn’t find the time, so we didn’t go anywhere).
October/November: more new visitors in plan & some returning visitors already booked in. Long weekend in Bangkok booked up.
December: Long weekend in KL & PJ for meetings, shopping, being tourists & meeting friends.
Jan/Feb: New Zealand
March: Pulau Redang for an early season dive trip.
June: Overnight in KL & meeting in Petaling Jaya for a conference & friends catch up then 2 weeks later we repeat the same in Georgetown
August: Off diving: a 6D5N visit to Pulau Perhentian Besar
December: Weekend away in Seremban - yet another conference!
March: Returning visitors & trip to Langkawi
March: Hosting Australian visitors
April: (May - due to ash cloud) Returning visitors & dive trip to Redang
April, July & Sept/Oct: Dive trips - somewhere in SE Asia. Only 1 trip managed this year
June: Johor Baru w/e away for George & the boys
June: Cambodia for Carols birthday
June: Weekend in Petaling Jaya (again!)
June: Returning visitors
July: Weekend in KL @ Malaysia International Dive Expo. Been, shopped & collected info for even more dive holidays!
October/November: New Zealand - 3-5 weeks big tour. Flights booked for Jan/Feb 2011
December: weekend away somewhere. Went to Melaka & a few other places.
February: Dive trip to Krabi, Thailand or Pulau Perhentian, Malaysia in plan. Due to illness & apartment purchase, this trip is postponed until convenient.
April 23: Got keys to our own apartment
April - June: Renovate apartment. Work starts Monday 27 April, & we hope it'll be ready for us to move in by 30 June, else we'll be homeless!
June: 1st week Move into apartment. Hope to be moved in by 8 June or there-about - which we did & now are sorting out where to put everything.
June: Hosting national conference (not on our own!!) - a weekend away in Georgetown.
June: Visitor arriving for short stay at end of June to start of July.
July: Very much would like to finally get in that dive holiday: drove up to Ao Nang, Thailand for 7D6N & 6 dives.
August: Hope to pop away for a few days locally to use some of our Enrich miles . Just didn't get round to this break.
September: Visitors booked in, plus visit to Singapore, Cameron Highlands & KL with them
Sometime between Oct & Dec: Putrajaya - must renew our visas by year end
October: Off diving to Pulau Perhentian
December: Weekend in Petaling Jaya & visas renewed.
January: Shopping trip to Hong Kong - Georges birthday
April: Dive trip to Redang, east coast
June: Holiday in Bali - Carols birthday (again)
July: Weekend in KL. Renegotiated rental on apartment for 2 more years.
August: Back to England
October/November: Back to Krabi or over to Koh Samui for more diving, or even the east coast islands perhaps. Postponed due to injury
December: Returning visitors - including visit to KL, Sepang & Malacca
January: Local trip - perhaps Singapore, Sabah, Sarawak or Hong Kong. Visited Singapore for Georges birthday
February: Possible trip away (else a week in March)
Carol visited England for 8 days in February
March: 5 day relaxing visit to Pankor Laut Resort
April: More visitors over, plus trip to Langkawi, Taiping, Ipoh & Cameron Highlands
June: Popping over to Sri Lanka to celebrate Carols birthday. Went to Bali instead due to problems in Sri Lanka
July: George visited England for 1 week
September: England for 3 weeks
October: And some more visitors
December: Time for another local holiday - back to Langkawi
February: More visitors, & a few days in KL
July: Back into any sort of routine!
August/September: Moved to another apartment on 1 Sept
September: Travel to Australia
October/November: More visitors.......
Late November/early December: Another holiday, probably in Malaysia! (Went to Sri Lanka & Malaysia - got in 2 breaks!)
December: And another visitor books in
September: whenever! Settle into Penang life, find an apartment, buy a car. All achieved ahead of any vague schedule
December: festive season - visitors for Christmas & New Year