I am returned to the land of Oz. Wow, have I missed my blog mates. That will be the last significant holiday without a laptop. In fact, that will be the last overseas holiday. Foreign travel is just too hard.
The holiday was wonderful. I have seen so many things and met so many people, but I am very pleased to be home in my own country, among my own people, black, white and brindle, and with my own things around me.
What did I miss most? My own shower. More on that later. But I also missed pornography, especially xtube.
Day one of our holiday did not happen. Our Qantas flight was delayed ten hours. I checked our flight on the net at about 10am the day we were to leave, our flight being about 3pm, and it said delayed until 11pm. It did not actually leave until 1am the next day. I just love Qantas. We wasted our pre paid airport bus fare and our first night's accommodation in Singapore. I'll be going Qantas for about $300 compensation. (Note following travel trip 1) We ended up catching a cab to the airport. It really is the best way.
So, not a great start. We just moped around at home for the day, feeling angry, frustrated and oddly, I felt bored.
When we arrived in Singapore, early morning, we had not really slept for thirty hours. But we coped, as you do when on holidays, and pressed on.
For a while, I will probably only write and post pics about our holiday. There will be a day by day post, some short, some long and some rants. I don't mean to offend anyone........well, most of the rants will be about the UK and I say here, they do some things better but some things not as well as we do. So, tune out if you wish. I hope to make the posts interesting and they will be ordered and logical and without emotion, as are my usual posts, not!
I am not sure if everyone realised, but the already published posts about our holiday were all written in advance, based on stereotypes and set to be published on certain dates. I won't go back to them and address comments, but I was quite excited when overseas and I read the comments. I had very limited access to the net. Just a hotel in Singapore, a public library and a home pc where I did not want to leave any history apart from secure email.
We arrived home at 10.30 pm last night, Wednesday. Our mail box was quite full, and then our mail that was held, was delivered today. I am not sure why so much mail was delivered when it should have been held. Bad Australia Post. Hello, we paid. As it was, our large mail box would have held it all.
I have spent most of the day at home catching up on stuffs. The stuffs certainly build up when you away. Money is a nightmare. We did go out to see sister and Little Jo, who has now acquired the name of Jozilla. She is not quite walking yet, but on her feet. She has grown a lot and is verbalising almost intelligible words. It is nearly her birthday and we gave her our present in advance, a Paddington Bear and the book actually bought at Paddington Station.
Sister made us lunch and then after lots of play time with Little Jo, we did some shopping in down town Koornang(?) Road Safeway and then home to battle more money and papers. Ex NT politician/politician called in to see us and we made a few phone calls to other friends.
It will take days for life to return to normal.