Saturday, June 20, 2015

The day has nearly dawned.

It is our last day before we are off travelling. Bone Doctor will drop Sister at the airport for Sister to bash off with her posh private school teen age boys for them to do good works with Aborigines in the Northern Territory.  Football is a great connector between our posh private school boys and our indigenous peoples. God help those left out of the equation, but as a person who is in a long term same sex relationship, Sister will pick up on the misfits and deal with them sensitively and appropriately. Bone Doctor will be doctoring at a football match and we will entertain Little Jo. Before we return Sister and Bone Doctor fly off and ricochet between Europe and England, cricket at Lords and Edgbaston and Tour de France, a visit to R's family and an awful lot more. They will stay in all sorts of accommodation, from backpackers in Wales and London, to R's sister's floor, to gĂ®tes in France to an expensive Singapore hotel.

All three will have their birthdays while they are away. Little Jo was supposed to see Paris Disneyland for her birthday but it is Bone Doctor's birthday when they will be at Disneyland. Let me check their itinerary. Little Jo will spend her birthday in Brittany visiting Josselin Castle. How interesting and what fun for a child's eighth birthday, not. Sister's birthday will be spent on a plane as they return to Australia.

Although this is written in advance, I imagine I will be in a state of mild panic today. A 3.30am start tomorrow. As is my custom, I won't be posting until I return but I will at times read what you have posted and maybe comment.

34 comments:

  1. I hope you and R have a wonderful, wonderful time and look forward to hearing about it when you return.
    You come from a family of international travellers it seems...
    Speaking of birthdays are you bringing Jahteh back some duty free booze?

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    1. EC, don't encourage her. Besides, we will use our allowance ourselves. We are selfish like that.

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  2. Andrew, it is going to be a fantastic time in Northern hemisphee fpr you both. Have a nice flight and come back safely to your home with a lot of photos. I am waiting

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    1. Thank you so much Gosia.

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  3. Have a great time. Your itinerary has some great places for you to visit. Post lots of photos on your return.

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    1. Fun60, you have kind of paved the way for us. I'll have to wait until we get there to buy a Bear Banger as they aren't available here.

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  4. Have a safe trip boys. Whatever lays in store for you, take it in your stride and have fun!

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  5. And heres another one wishing a great time during your travels. As well as seeing wonderful sights and experiencing wonderful 'things' the weather wil be warmer which is the biggest plus of all.
    Wishing you luck at the airport - hope it's not fogged in. Can't see in front of our noses out east this morning.

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    1. Cathy, thanks. Yes, we were delayed by fog once before when going to Japan. Same time of the year.

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  6. Have a safe and wonderful trip Andrew. I look forward to photos and reports when you return.

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    1. Thank you Victor. Do have a great time away yourself.

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  7. On your way to enjoy a well deserved holiday. Have fun, trust all thing will go smoothly.. Look forward to hearing about your trip when you return back home. Safe journey....Margaret

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    1. Thank you Margaret. Now don't forget about overhead clearances for the caravan. Another one hit a bridge here last week.

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    2. Ok, thanks for that advice...

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  8. Have a fabulous holiday Andrew! Hope it is all that the two of you are hoping for and much more.

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    1. Thanks Carol. You may not understand but it will be nice to have some warm weather.

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  9. "do good works"? I only wish more people would pitch in and get involved in one community development project or another - rural and under serviced communities in the north, asylum seeker prison camps.... whatever.

    While you will be warm and busy, we will be miserable in July and August :( Have a safe and creative trip!

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    1. Hels, Sister does plenty of volunteer things for the community. She is the busy person who is given things to do because she gets them done. Thanks for your good wishes. We will be back to experience late July and August weather.

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  10. I hope you have many happy moments! :)

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    1. Thanks Snoskred, and for your little bit of reassuring research.

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  11. *waves* goodbye, goodbye, have a wonderful time!!

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    1. Thanks River. The funny thing is in this day and age, no-one is ever really away. I can email you just like I do at home. Angel can't read email, so a cuddle from me to him.

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  12. Enjoy and write about it when you return.

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    1. Indeed I will Diane. How I did enjoy your recounts of your last big trip to to the US.

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  13. How long is the flight Andrew, if it's longer than four hours I'm very happy it's you going and not moi :) Bon voyage and safe return x

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    1. 24 hours Grace. We are looking forward to the flight. Yes, I lie.

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  14. Have a great time away!!!

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  15. I'm sure your trip will be FAAAAAABULOUS!!

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  16. I hope all of you have a great time!

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  17. Hope you're already very relaxed and having a great time.

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  18. Hope you enjoy your trip, at least it looks like ! I just came back from a four day holidays at the Rhine in Germany, unfortunately it rained all the time !

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