Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Time To Say Goodbye




Cases are packed.  Tried to squeeze Buddy in but there just wasn’t enough room and I couldn’t close the lid without his ears sticking out.  Today we are all trying to keep cool indoors, outside it’s like a hot tumbler dryer.  With temperatures in Sydney reaching 39 degrees today the pavements are too hot for Buddy’s paws so he will have to wait until this evening for his walk.  

My mosquito bites are driving me mad.  I’ve been fairly bite free for most of our stay but we were caught on the hop last night when we were invited around for drinks by Sarah’s neighbour.  I forgot to use the mosquito spray and while we were drinking wine and eating nibbles in Jenny’s pretty garden I could feel the little buggers nibbling me too.  They are the sort of bites that blow up to the size of a golf ball even before I start scratching them.

Tonight we are visiting my favourite eatery, the Sushi Train, for our farewell meal.  We will be setting off for the airport at 5.30 a.m. for our first leg to Hong Kong.  I am so not looking forward to the next 48 hours.


9 comments:

  1. I remember in the Cayman Islands, all the houses had outdoor rooms which were protected by Mosquito netting. If you stood against the netting for a while there would be a type of shadow left behind when you moved; that shadow was mosquitoes.

    Quantas are starting a non-stop 16 hour Perth-London flight; maybe you should wait.

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    1. Sixteen hours is too long for me in one hit and it's 40% more expensive. And a long bus ride to Sydney, I haven't got enough credit left on my Opal card.

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  2. I know how much you must hate saying goodbye and dread the long flights...but I'll bet getting home will feel great!

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    1. It will be good to get back to my own territory.

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  3. Safe and hassle free journey to you both. Shame Buddy won't fit in your case, the little fellow will miss you as much as you'll miss him.

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    1. Thank you. He's coming to the airport to wave us off.

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  4. Love the pic of Buddy in the suitcase. The mozzies will freeze to death when you arrive back in Blighty - back to reality :)

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  5. I hope that he has your email address and you will be able to keep in touch (maybe talk meat on the QT?). Safe and painfree journey.

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  6. I hope you have a safe journey home and thanks for sharing so many of the details of your Australian sojourn Sue. The picture of Buddy in your suitcase is adorable - not a word I use often.

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