Monday, 21 February 2011

General Message to Friends and Family

Just a quick note to say that some of the venturers are concerned their friends and family may not realise they are unable to communicate via email during the expedition. We will pass on all blog comments at Changeover and on the Loop, and don’t forget you can write to the venturers at the following address:
Raleigh
PO Box 14182,
88848 Kota Kinabalu
Sabah, Malaysia
It’s always a real morale boost (not to mention a novelty!) receiving snail mail, so don’t be shy with the letters!

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

For: Bente van Keulen (Alpha 1)

Ha lieverd,

Ik vermoed dat ik het technische probleem op kantoor heb getackeld en voortaan dus kan mailen.

Wat leuk om de foto's van jullie groep te zien! Deze zijn op maandag 21 februari op de site gezet. Een mooi begin van werkweek. Ik check zeer regelmatig de berichten, maar tot heden was er weinig informatie over jullie groep. Dat kan ik inmiddels begrijpen gezien de reis die moet worden ondernomen om op jullie locatie te komen. Dat klinkt behoorlijk heftig! Ik ben heel benieuwd naar je verhalen. Zo te zien vermaken jullie je ook goed naast het werken ("Alpha's got talent"....;-)). Leuk! Ben ook erg benieuwd hoe het bevalt om uit je rugzak te leven en of je de warmte goed kunt verdragen.

Hier gaat alles goed. Ik ben nog steeds bezig met het afronden van mijn laatste verplichtingen voor het behalen van mijn diploma. In dat kader moet ik eigenlijk alleen nog zittingen doen. Hopelijk lukt het om dat onderdeel spoedig af te ronden. Helaas kan ik daar weinig invloed op uitoefenen. Wat ik daarna zal gaan doen is nu nog onduidelijk. Misschien ook maar eens richting Borneo vliegen ;-). Verder gaat alles hier zijn normale gangetje. Komende weken zijn goed gevuld met leuke dingen. Een van de zaken waar ik de nodige tijd aan zal besteden is het huwelijk van Laurens en Hanna. Ik ben namelijk onlangs door hem als ceremoniemeester gevraagd. Dat vind ik natuurlijk erg leuk om te doen! Het feit dat ze in Frankrijk trouwen maakt het misschien nog leuker. Tegen die tijd ben jij overigens alweer terug in Nederland, vreemd idee.

Voor nu wens ik je veel plezier. Ik ben trouwens zeer benieuwd hoe vaak je berichten vanuit Nederland via de leiding ontvangt. Hopelijk kunnen we aankomend weekend (26/27 feb) even bellen als je weer in het basiskamp bent.

Ik denk aan je en ben trots op je!

Knuffel en dikke kus,
J.

mike said...

Rhian: Alpha 9. Pat and me blogging from a quirky rustic house near Bled in Slovenia. Bit knackered after thetravel but looking forward to skiing tomorrow..its good snow they say!Looking forward to some news and pics of what Alpha 9 are getting up to and will update you from here as the week goes on..poor ella v jealous of everyone...life as a student!! lots of love dad xx

talktotilley said...

For hannah Tilley Alpha 3
Heh Hannie! We have seen an amazing picture of you in front of Mt Kinabalu.Just the best and a sunset to die for. You lucky duck!We hope you are having a fantastic time and that your concrete laying skills have improved. You are going to be the number 1 DIY person when you get home.
It continues cold,wet and miserable here. We have sent you at least 4 letters so you owe us one.Keep them coming when you can.A huge hug from me.
Love Mum

Allison Jordan said...

I would like to say how proud I am of venturer Mica Murphy alpha 4 team we love you and miss you stay safe and keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Roz (Alpha 3)

Hiya sweetheart its Jen, been keeping an eye out on the blog, some of the pictures look so amazing, so jealous. Me, Bloom and Yaz are going to write soon, we have all been missing you so much

speak soon xxx

Anonymous said...

He Eline!

Leef je nog?
Vast wel, en anders lees je dit niet;). Hoe is het om midden in de jungle te zitten? Ik hoop heel erg leuk en niet al te zwaar. Bij ons vriest het trouwens, dus iedereen benijd je zeer. Annemiek en ik hebben nu vakantie, en nu ik wat meer thuis ben begin ik je veel meer te missen. Ik hoop dat je het nog heel erg leuk hebt!

Liefs, Jelmer

Anonymous said...

Hi Sam & Alpha 2!
It looks like a fantastic experience! Who needs TV or PS3s with all that lovely scenery?!Hope the Deet is doing its job-we didn't use all ours & I was able to take it back to Nomad!Enjoy the changeover-looking forward to more photos! Jon,Alice & Mike were down at the weekend and were very polite & sat through about 80 of our holiday pics!Take care & keep safe & healthy!Lots of love, Mum, Dad, Jon & Kittens :)

Carly Rose said...

Heyy Andy alpha 3
hope you're ok, I can imagine you now worrying that I'll be annoyed because I haven't heard from you in a few weeks but don't worry I'm not!
Sent you another letter today, hope you get it and thought I should let you know I passed my driving test yesterday so you won't have to give me any more lifts.. maybe... haha
Hope you're having a good time and hopefully speak to you soon! Miss you and love you lots
Carly xxxxx

The Lows said...

Just like to say a big thank you to all at Raleigh Borneo for the excellent blog. It is great to hear what all the groups are up to and to see the wonderful photos. I think the happy, smiling faces say it all.
Helen

Anonymous said...

For Eline from Alpha 7

Hee lief elientje!
Heb je onze brieven nog ontvangen? Het ziet er echt geweldig uit die foto's. Jammer dat er van jou nu niets opstaat. Ik zou graag willen zien hoe jij der nu uitziet! Opa en oma zijn hier en blijven eten. Het klinkt misschien raar maar ik heb nog steeds niet het gevoel dat je aan de andere kant van de wereld zit...
Met frits is alles goed haha. Echt zoo leuk dat je weer dingen van hem wilt weten (: We gaan nu oude flmpjes kijken met opa en oma. Kunnen we je der weer bij halen. Je bent er helaas niet bij al ik tegen Helpman moet spelen. Dat is in Maart en dan ben je der nog niet. Jammer.
Lientje, ik wens je nog heeeel veeel plezier daar. Doe veel ervaringen op en bereid je vast voor op Thailand ;). Ik hoorde van de kapper dat elk land in die streek daar weer anders is. Ohja over de kapper, mijn haar is zooooo kort! Ik kan nu niet eens meer mijn haar over mij schouder hebben. Gelkkig groeit het nog. Tot 11 april lieve zus! Ik kijk er nu al naar ui om vrij te zijn! ;)
Heel veel liefs en een dikke kus en knuffel je zusje Annemiek.

Anonymous said...

To Eline from Alpha 7

Eline, je ziet er erg aandoenlijk uit voor een 5 jaar oude kleuter op een filmpje. We kunnen erg om je lachen.
Liefs en een dikke kus opa, oma, mama, papa, broertje en zusje ;)

Allison Jordan said...

Hey you hope its all going well, it's half term here and your mum and brothers are on an expedition of their they have gone to the wilds of Sheffield and I'm in an eerily quiet environment on the home front. Went to see 'Paul' the new alien movie it is sooo funny stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. luv you loads Allison.

lauren c said...

dearest razmy (alpha3)

It was such a lovely surprise to receive a letter from you! :)))))
Was really happy when your mum called me about the letter! cant wait to hear from you soon! xxx

lots of love,
lauren c (=*_*=)

Amy Savage said...

Hello Leanne Hurdle!!
It's the Savlar here- I just sent you a blog but not sure if I did it right (typical me) so am posting a comment on here too!
Just want to say I love and miss you loads and hope you're getting on ok out there!
have been reading the blog every week- looks bloody amazing and you're a real inspiration to me!
Love you always xxxxxx

Anonymous said...

voor Eline, alpha 7
Morgen is oma vdPoeg jarig en jouw Vader, moeder en Jelmer en Annemiek zijn nu hier om alvast die 89ste verjaardag te vieren. We zijn blij dat we op deze electronische manier nog een berichtje naar je kunnen sturen.Hoe gaat het met jou? een halve aardbol van ons verwijderd.
Groeten Opa en Oma

Allison Jordan said...

Hi Meesh forgot to say loving the hair Au natural the humidity must be reeking havoc saw a great photo of Alpha 4 relaxing over lunch what was that like. All the photos are amazing Borneo looks beautiful. My quiet week is coming to an end soon the others are back tomorrow but believe or not I missed Bailey's incessant talking for about a second. I have sent you a letter hope you get it would love to have sent some sweets but apparently it's not possible if that changes let me know and I will send some. You take care love you loads Allison.

Alexandra said...

Lieve pieter,

Succes met je volgende stuk van de reis en de volgende brief is onderweg! Pas goedop jezelf.

Ik mis je.
Alexandra

Anonymous said...

Message for Jenny Kohnhorst:

Hi Jenny, Thought I would give this a try. I hope you arrived OK despite your flight problems. Have a good time and drop us a text if you have a moment.

Love, Dad

Dani Walters said...

For Louise Hutley -

Hey babe!! Ah sorry this has taken ages this site is a bit confusing! :) Miss you lots gorgeous girl - the blog looks amazing - hope you are getting plenty of your own photographs that you can show off to us when you get back! Can't wait to have a big old catch up and hear all the stories! Anyway hope I posted this in the right section and you get this! Looks like an incredible experience you lucky lucky girlie! Mwah Love Dani xxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelly Hope your trip went great. We keep looking at the blog and follow the news from all the groups. We are all packed up and leaving tomorrow. I will take my phone so you can reach me if you need to. Will sent some more mail soon . Have a great time love you lots of love mam, dad and Kieran xx

Anonymous said...

For Georgia Harvey Alpha 8

Hi sweetie
Hope you're having a good time. I miss you loads. Hope you're taking care of yourself. I'm so poud of you as you're such a brave girl to do what you're doing. Things are ok here apart from Lorna ran a dog down and she was a bit upset but she's ok now. It wasn't her fault as the dog wasn't on a lead. I got her to get the RAC to bring the car home so that Alan can fix the damage on it. He's going to get the parts from the breakers yard. Not going through insurance as they'll write the car off and not give her much for the car and she'll end up with no car. Tom was with her at the time which I was pleased about otherwise I feel she would gone into a panic. My course is going ok. I'm on top of the work although I have to make some changes on my clients notes and read up on how to do my case study. Wayne is going to Nottingham on Monday to look at 3 flats so he seems determined to move back up there. I'm going on a residential weekend to do with my course next weekend. I go on Friday and come back Sunday. Robyn showed me how to send this to you and she says hello. I've seen your photo on the website and you look great. I love you loads. Take care Mum xxxxxxxxxxx

Teresa and Graham said...

Hi Carly (now Alpha 3), been keeping an eye on the blog, it looks like a fantastic experience and pictures look amazing, think we spotted you on 1! We are passing your blog news and texts to family, friends and work pals at the MRI. Everybody wishes you well and are so jealous. Great news about the dress size, keep it up by your hard work and low calorie diet. Moleman got your text, what test did you pass? Be in touch soon with our travel itinery, yeah should be in kuala lumpa easter saturday armed with chocolate and hair straighteners! Any other request? Love you lots, see you soon, Ma & Pa.

Anonymous said...

For Nick Harman

Hi Nick! I hope you're having a great time. I miss you rather a lot, work just isn't the same without you. I can't wait to hear about all your adventures. Stay safe, keep enjoying yourself and also, where is the spag bol stuff?
Love, Beth xx
PS Captain Kirk is climbing a mountain, why is he climbing a mountain?

WALLERS OF FISHBURN said...

HELLO MICHAEL WALLER,
Have posted comments on new blog showing photos of base camp change over, just found this one! Have posted off my weekly letter full of garble as usual, Martin has written this week as well. Was the 'Oracle' you? we're still trying to work that out, anyway, congratulations to Alpha 1 for winning. Hope you got to the second phase location OK after such a long journey. Everyone is asking after you and we miss you, especially the tumble dryer! I haven't bought a packet of biscuits since you went! You seem very happy with the whole Raleigh experience. Keep up the good work!
Lots of love,
Mam/Babs, John and Martin. XXXX

Liz Hammocks said...

HI Avril (alpha8)
So lovely to get your phone call you sound really happy and look it on the photos on the blog. The scenery looks fantastic, not sure bout creepy crawlies though. Hope you enjoying the diving.
Loads of love Mum & Mick xxxxxxxxx

dad +alex said...

For Jenni
How fantastic to get your email ,thanks for your concern ,i'm at home being looked after by Alex wheather i like it or not !!!! lol
by now you will be on dive island so have a great time ,
granmas comming tomorrow ,
love love lots
dad +Alex xxxxx

Anonymous said...

For Georgia Harvey, Alpha 8

Hey Georgie,

Missing you loads darling!! I hope all is going well!! I've seen the pictures on here, and your looking lovely as ever!! Everyone is good. Showed your mum how to do this!! haha...took like FOREVER!! ha ha...and remember if you come back with a tan, we will not be friends LOL I've got short hair now, with a big thick fringe!! Hopefully buying a new car this week!! Will have the Lil Wayne album in it straight away, thinking of you LOL Work's sooooooooooooooo good!! On maternity now. Working on labour and theatre ward!! Loving it so much!! its brillant!! cant wait to tell you some horrible stuff that WILL put you off having mini-G's LOL I can't wait to see your lovely face and hear ALL your amazing stories!! I'm so jealous!! Remember Laura wants a monkey brought back for her and I want you to bring back the sun so I can get a tan and have a better one then you!! he he Hope you keep having an amazing time and have loads of great experiences!! missing you tons!! love you loads see you when you land on the cold side HAHA
Robyn
xxxxx

karol said...

Hi LEEnow alpha 6 took me days to work that out ha ha ,have you found any realatives in the jungle yet !!!Hope u are okay and not to brown??Looks and sounds loke u are having a bril time,all is well here we have a new girl so my back can have a rest now rufus sends u a woof !We all miss u like mad even Jimmy,well take care my amazing son i will write to u soon all our love and big hugs mum jez xxxxxxxxxxx

karol said...

Hi LEE ,or is it now tarzan ha ha,hope u are well and have taken loads off photos off the wild life!!!Thank u for the mat?iam sure it is from u but there is no mesage and posted in the uk,but in one of the photos i can see them did u make it yourself?Dont forget we have not booked your flights as we dont understand it anymore but if u could get anyone to fax us if pos!We cant wait to hear all your stories .love miss u loads mum xxxx

karol said...

Hi LEE ,or is it now tarzan ha ha,hope u are well and have taken loads off photos off the wild life!!!Thank u for the mat?iam sure it is from u but there is no mesage and posted in the uk,but in one of the photos i can see them did u make it yourself?Dont forget we have not booked your flights as we dont understand it anymore but if u could get anyone to fax us if pos!We cant wait to hear all your stories .love miss u loads mum xxxx

karol said...

Hi LEE alpha 6 WE have just loooked on the world map to make sure u are okay,those poor peoplerm thank god you arnt there ?pictures on tv are terible,keep safe and wear your arm.bands love mum xxxxxxxxx

karol said...

Dear Lee ALPHA 6hope you are well and enjoying yurself nan and i are well.missing you keep up the good work.lots off love nan and grandad xxxxx