From Rosie Crocker:
Mum, dad, adam, sam, joe, Samantha, Hannah, uncle mart, uncle rob and aunty jen!! Thanks all so much for your comments, having an amazing time out here. Kerala is beautiful but very rainy! We start our 29km trek up mountains tomorrow, it lasts 2 days, thats only the start of it!! Hope your all ok?? So glad to hear your check up was good dad J see you next week!! Cannot wait to live with walls and chairs again! Love you lots, rose xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
From Rosie Crocker:
Daniel! Thanks for your letter and messages.. glad u got my text J hope ur ok?? Miss you loadsssss.. india is amazing! Cant wait to show you all my pics! Cant believe i’ll be seeing you next week, yay! Don’t know when i’ll speak again, might not be until i see you next week. Say hello to all your family for me, take care love you lots xxxxxxxxxxxxx
From Emily Hakin:
Hello Mummy, Andrew and my beloved brother George haha... Hope you are all ok and George you had an amazing mash up of a birthday?? Would have loved to have been there ravin away... but plenty of time to do that when im home. Sitting in a cloud at the moment, in a storm... very surreal. We start a 29 km trek tomorrow, im leading the day soooo its all good. Don’t know if your letter will get to me on time now, but I will try and get someone to post it back to me when I get home. You could always send a cheeky text?? Anyways, would LOVE it if you could get in touch with student finance for me and find out about swapping fees? Love you all you crazy party people (I feel slightly affected by the l also altitude...madness). Let Andrew know that I will also be free for the week away to the Maldives...! xxxxxxx
From Emily Hakin:
Hey Granny and Grandad, my personal silver-surfing service. Hope you both are well, all is good here, as you can see, wet ect! Thank you so much for your letter, I got it the other day, so good to get letters out here, brightens you up when you are wet through and know the rain probably won’t stop. I need to go on holiday... soooo let me know when you are off to Africa yeah, yeah? Haha J Love to you both and Im planning for a Steak and Omlette trip when I get back... you in??? Xxxxxx
From Alice Frost and Laura Morgan
Happy Bday Sacha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Finally 18!!! Hope ypu had an amazing day J looking forward to coming home and catching up and partayingggg love you loads and loads and see you soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
From Alice Frost
Hey mum, dad, Tom and Harry been in Kerala for a few days now its proper monsoon season , project was amazzziiinngg, hard work but so rewarding to finish and see the villages’ faces when the water came through J Tomorrow (Wednesday) we’re doing a long long trek which will be challenging but good I hope! Mum can you book me a cut and dye at Sacha’s salon for the first Saturday I’m back in the morning at like 10 am please or sometime in the morning, just text Sacha J also I request steak and chips for Thursday night for dinner J looking forward to coming home and seeing you all, love you all so much, Alice xxxxxxxxxxxxxx p.s still don’t want my results, no matter what they are lol
Dear Mum and Dad
I am now in Kerala starting the adventure phase, tomorrow we are going on a 17k trek. The project was brilliant but really exhausting. As you know we but the gravity water feed for a village called ramanani. It was absolutely stunning place surrounded by elephants which we could here while we were asleep. Its gone so quick i cant believe i come home in just under 10 days, i would love a roast dinner (Roast pork possible) and one of your chococate cakes mum, that would be absolutely lovely. Hope all is well at home, hows Murphy getting on with izzy? Lots and lots of love lou xxxxxx
From : Will D
Damerells, I realise that my last message was rather brief but i feel it covered the essentials. Now i have more time i am able to write more. We are now on our adventure phase and set off for our trek part tomorrow early doors. Other parts of our adventure phase include kayaking, rafting cycling and more. It’s going to a brilliant. I’m made a who;e bunch of wicked mates that i’m travelling on with. We are planning on having a house boat on the kerala backwaters for my birthday. The information about my cricketing ancestor was fantastic to receive. I knew my talent or lack off had to come from somewhere. Mum, good luck with the debusy piece i’m sure you’ll crack by the time i’m back. Dad, please keep me updated about the ashes. I hope summer is going well and the weather isn’t to rubbish. In kerala we get dayly monsoons but they arrive at the same time every day so we can prepare ourselves. Pete nice advice and i do have many cuts that are taking an age to heal due to the humidity. But none on the face. Mum don’t read that bit. Keep well all of you and i’ll see you all soon
Love from Will x
From Nicholas Thorp
Dear Mum and everyone
I am having a awesome time here. We just started the adventure phase and I am really looking forward to coming home just so I can tell you what I have been up to. Missing you all. Love Nicholas.
From Liam McCreesh
Hi All Sorry I haven’t been in touch since I got here, been extremely busy- certainly working hard especially on the project phase in Tamil Nadu! In Kerala now for the adventure phase, staying at the field base for the night which is like a cloud city with monsoon thunderstorms as its 1500m above sea level. Trekking starts tomorrow followed by 72km cycle and then rafting. Coming home next Thursday, can’t believe it already! Hope you get this and that all is well at home. I’ve got so much to tell you when I get back. See you soon & Take care. Love Limbob
At Kerala field base atm – returned here from yesterday after a 45 min trek! Have done various activities gaining points for our team today! Nice chilled day though (with lots of tea-drinking) before we start the 2 day trek tomorrow – ah! Kerala is beautiful though – lots of stunning scenery! And lots of rain! Hopefully my tan will last!
Lots of love Claire xXx
PS. Hope windsurfing was windy Jon!
Hey Mum, Dad and Robin
I am in midst of the adventure phase and having a great time. It’s the big trek tomorrow! Everything is going really well and I am having a lovely time. I hope all is well with you all. I’m really looking forward to catching up when I am back at the start of September.