Tuesday, 27 September 2016

All Packed




Ten o clock in the morning and the suitcases have been packed, unpacked and repacked.  The taxi isn’t due until half one.  I am always ready far too early.



Thinking about what I’ve forgotten to pack.  Are four pairs of shorts enough?  Paul sighs and reminds me that there are shops in Australia.  Did I pack the bread sauce?  Yes, my daughter has requested packets of Colmans Bread Sauce mix.



Fidgeting, watching daytime television.  There’s a consumer programme presented by Julia Somerville, Angela Rippon and Gloria Hunniford.  Paul wonders what their combined age is.  I’m wondering how much hair spray they’ve used on their bouffant hair do’s.



Can’t settle.  I’m just going to go and clean the bathroom. Yup,  I’m nervous about the flight.


22 comments:

  1. I wish you and Paul a pleasant flight, travel well and safe.
    I will keep a lookout here for lovely warm stories from Australia.
    Buon Viaggio, Sue!
    Greetings Maria x

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  2. Remember. Half the amount of clothes you think you'll need, and twice the amount of money. It never fails. Am I too late?

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  3. Yes there are shops in the colonies however it's only early spring and temps are around 22*. A beautiful midsummer day innyour part of the world. Enjoy!

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    1. About 18 degrees and very windy in Sydney this morning. Quite refreshing after a hot and humid Hong Kong.

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  4. Not surprised - it is such a long one isn't it.

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    1. Stopping off in Hong Kong helped - a bit!

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  5. Have a bonzer time - or something like that. A few white wines will help you settle :)

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  6. Well you are well on your way now. I am travelling light to Vladivostok and currently planning what puzzle books to buy and what paperback for the journey so I browsed around WH Smith at the station tonight and made my decision but didn't buy.

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    1. What paperback did you decide on?

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  7. Bread Sauce Mix? That's one thing that I've never used or for that matter made from scratch. My friend has to take Rolos to NZ for her young.
    I'm sure that you are well on your way and will have a great visit and enjoy the dog sitting.

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    1. The customs man was completely unfazed by the bread sauce. Guess he's seen it all before.

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  8. Hope your flight is OK. Weather here very unsettled. Hope you are not in for a baptism of just how rough it can get in Oz !!Plenty of shorts in the shops here, they're our national dress don't you know !!

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    1. This is our fourth visit Helsie so we have experienced some of your fearsome weather. (I wrote a blog post about a storm in Kiama back in May called Stormy Weather.)

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  9. PS. Are you staying till Christmas ?

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    1. Returning to the UK mid December - missing out on the Christmas and New Year fun this year.

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