Whilst on the BIOT boat a few days back, we were merrily extolling the
virtues of being away from civilisation and enjoying it, not feeling the
daily urge to read the daily newspaper, enjoying the feeling of being 'away
from it all'. Huh, those poor BIOT people, in the middle of the Indian
Ocean on the Diago Garcia base, with all the trappings of high speed
internet and day old daily newspapers flown in.
It was at about this point that the British Navy policewoman we'd been
conversing with thought it a good idea to update us on all the important
goings on the world over the last five weeks since we left Gan. She
delivered the shock news..."Michael Jackson is dead!!". We did a pretty
convincing job of looking like absolute idiots as we were totally
dumbfounded and initially thought it was a BIOT leg pull - and needless to
say, I verified the news from a few other independent sources and procured a
month old second hand Times (from 27 June!), which pretty much brought us up
to speed, on that story anyways.
We are fairly sure you are all aware of this news but it does beg the
question ...Did none of you feel it necessary to inform us of this
headline!? We reckon it is a case of out of sight out of mind. Just in
case there is any further earth shattering news before we get back (Take
That reforming, Dubai real estate market stabilising etc) the email is now
up and running so PLEASE drop us a mail...
We commenced (and ended) our mourning period by digging out three MJ albums
from the bottom of the IPod and played them non stop until they wore us out.
(Well, until Helen starting complaining). The official mourning period is
now over and the 3 week old paper is well read so will be another week or so
before our next news upload...let's hope nothing else major happens till