Friday, 30 September 2016

G'day




We have arrived!  And it’s cold!  No shorts today.  It will be warmer tomorrow though.  We have just had breakfast (delicious pink grapefruit) and Paul is sulking because Sarah has given him coconut milk with his cereal (this is a vegan household).  We have met Buddy for the first time and we awoke this morning to find him asleep in our suitcase.


Our journey was not without incident.  Three hours into the flight, without warning, I blacked out and totally lost consciousness.  The cabin crew (Cathay) were wonderful but I spent the next few hours stretched out across three seats feeling rather poorly.  Low blood pressure I expect.

Smoggy Hong Kong - view from hotel room
Luckily we were spending one night in Hong Kong so by the time we boarded our flight to Sydney I was feeling fine.  However, I felt extremely apprehensive, scared silly that the same thing would happen again.  I decided some light entertainment was required so watched the Eddie the Eagle film and it was just the distraction I needed, it was so funny.  Two films later (The Dressmaker  and The Intern) we had arrived and I was still alive and breathing.

Straight through automated passport control and immigration, half hour wait for our luggage, through customs and finally a very emotional reunion with daughter Sarah and the Bearded One (otherwise known as Andy).  The fun begins...

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  1. Gosh ! You must be very relieved indeed, nasty those blackouts. Still as you say now the fun begins and we here shall sit back and read with interest of your adventures, Be well !

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    1. Yes, a huge relief to get off that plane.

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  2. That sounds nasty. Another reason why I won't do that trip.

    It was 37 C here yesterday, and we had (probably) our last swim of the season. Rain was forecast for tomorrow (Saturday), but has now been changed to 'cloudy'. Nothing changes!

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    1. Still feels cool early this morning but blue skies and sunshine. Buddy is taking me to the beach later.

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  3. Whatever happens Heron is here for you.

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  4. Strewth, that trip must have been a fright for you both. Long delay until the return journey is a good thing.
    Treat yourself to some furry UGG slippers, but don't let Buddy sleep on or dribble into them.

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    1. Yes, the first leg was very unpleasant. I think Paul is going to send me home on a banana boat. Furry slippers would be good right now.

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  5. Goodness ! No wonder you were apprehensive. Has this happened before ? I bet you gave Paul a fright. Is it nerves ? Fairly cool for this time of year (thankfully ) and fairly wet to the south too ( I gather you are in Sydney ). sunny and warm in Brisbane !

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    1. It's happened a couple of times before. Paul says I need to get it checked out, maybe when I get back to the UK. Beautiful day here in Sydney but very windy.

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