THANK YOU SO MUCH
Brighton 11th september, past my bed time
We (Jo, Ants and TT) would like to say a huge big thank you to a number of people.
Indrum (www.indrum.com)- darling Brian, you have been an absolute star for creating such a wonderful website for Tuk to the Road; our site is the voice of this whole project and it is thanks to you that people have found out about our trip and helped us raise £24,000 for Mind to date; we will forever be indebted to you
Bob Carden (Brighton's mayor)- thank you for welcoming us back to Brighton after our 14 week adventure; it was the best day of my life and you helped make it that
The Brighton tuc tucs- for escorting us the last couple of miles home; it was great fun and a fitting way to finish- 3 is the magic number
Mind- for believing in us and supporting us throughout our trip; only another £26,000 to go
Expertise (www.yourtuktuk.com)- Anuwat, you are a genius and built us the best tuk tuk in the world
David Fall (British ambassador to Thailand)- for giving us the best send off in Bangkok, providing moral support throughout and travelling to be there at the finish line too
Sally- for bringing my darling bully boys to meet us at the end, looking after them, saving Shrimp's life and teaching them how to email and blog
Lara, Kaye and Patsy- for looking after the rest of my babies so well; I am so grateful
Skype (www.skype.com)- the whole team and particularly Hannah, for your support throughout; a friend for life
PI Direct (www.pidirect.co.uk Tel: 020 7337 7500)- for your sponsorship and support throughout
Activair (www.activair.com)- for your sponsorship and support
Brighton Square (www.brightonsquare.co.uk)- for your sponsorship and support
Travelfish (www.travelfish.org)- for your sponsorship, journalistic talents, great photographs and reliable info on SE Asia
Cellhire (www.cellhire.co.uk)- for providing us with the BGAN which enabled us to blog and communicate throughout the trip; also, for the endless support
Liftshare (www.liftshare.com)- for your sponsorship and support
Imperial Hotels (www.imperialhotels.co.uk)- for your sponsorship and support
Mazars (www.mazars.co.uk)- for your sponsorship and support
PDC (www.pdc-brighton.co.uk)- for designing and producing our leaflets and business cards
Toniks languages (www.toniks.com)- for providing Russian lessons so that Ants could navigate us safely through Kazakhstan, Russia and the Ukraine
Silva (www.silva.se)- for providing our environmentally friendly solar panels
Whtiby and Co (www.whitbyandco.co.uk)- for providing us a leatherman, an essential mutlitool that we used every day
Nomad (www.nomadtravel.co.uk)- for providing us with our comprehensive medical kit, which we would have been in trouble without on more than one occassion
Ultraseal (www.ultraseal.biz)- for providing us with Ultraseal for all of TT's tyres, so that we didn't get a single puncture; all vehicles should use this product
Shaz- for your support and technical skills regarding all things relating to video cameras; sorry for my occassional nudity
Dad, mum and Nick- without you this trip would never have happened; I love you all so much
And of course not forgetting my partners in crime........
TT aka Ting Tong, Tingers, Ting a Ling, little minx etc....you got us home safe and sound and I love every inch of your pink and chrome body....but, you were built by the tuk tuk genius of the world
Mr Ant, Antonia Banderas, Fez, ferret, Ants, Antonia, woofy.....etc....
...couldn't have wished for a better partner...for all your hard work, organisation, support and love....if it wasn't for you I would still be asleep and snoring in China....I LOVE YOU
To everyone who has donated to Mind- your money will make a difference to those out there suffering with mental health problems; from us and them, thank you.
To all those who I haven't mentioned above and there are many more, you know who you are and we love you all for your support and kindness over the last eight months.
Thank you and goodnight,