Our Diary.

Where we have been, what has been key in our life since 2005.

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2021
Hopefully we can reschedule our planned 2020 travels - only when it is safe to do so.

2020
Summer months: travels to/through Europe & USA. (update: due to COVID-19, this isn't going to happen as planned). Quickly realised this trip wasn't going to happen & requested full refunds from all our travel providers.
September - considering a short break to KL to be 'tourists' there for the 1st time since 1992! If it can't happen then, we'll postpone to March 2021. Pleased to report we did this.

2019
March/April/May: returning visitors.
September/October - December: visitors, & trips to Putrajaya to renew our visas.

2018
January: first-time visitors booked in, visited & departed.
Summer: back to England & on to Prague.
September: Singapore.
November: Taiwan.
December: Langkawi - a first visit after 8 years, & a total disaster.

2017
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.
June: Travel within Malaysia.
September/October: England & Ireland revisited.

2016
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.

2015

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

2014
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

2013
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.

2012
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.

2011
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!

2010
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!
August/September: England
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.

2009
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.

2008
January: Shopping trip to Hong Kong - Georges birthday
March: Visitors over from England, trips to Bangkok & Krabi
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

2007
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

2006
February: More visitors, & a few days in KL
April/May: yet another local holiday – 1 each to Thailand & Redang June/July: Our visit back to UK
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

2005
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   

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