I had to leave The Boi behind to finish his tattoo course, and am now in Darwin hanging with my family. (I'm missing hym already, 16 days to go). BTW - thanks for the emails everyone, i flew out of Bangkok not Phuket so no worries about airport closure :).
I'm so very proud of hym, and hys teacher has said he's a natural. He did his very first person on Friday, the day my camera died (damn) so no photos of that, but it looked really good and the girl was pleased.