Hello, and thanks for bearing with me as I update you on my last moments in the UK. I'm always sad to say goodbye to my home and my family, especially after spending so long there this time. I'm still missing home right now. Sniff sniff.
Something that lessened the sadness was the panic of fitting a million new beads and crafty bits into my (very generous) luggage allowance of three suitcases! My parents are horrified at how much I compulsively bought! But I couldn't resist as these things are hard to come by in NZ! (That was my justification anyway!)
I managed it (just about!) and had to leave a few things behind
(for next time)...
|Me and my three suitcases and three pieces of cabin baggage - and the hat I had to wear cos I couldn't pack it! hahaha!|
|Bye UK!! :(|
|The journey was eased by a wee upgrade to business class to Hong Kong - so sipping bubbly wine whilst waiting to take off was quite nice :)|
|Hong Kong - 13 hours in and a quick stop to refuel, strectch my legs and brush my teeth!!|
|And then eventually I was back at home with tonnes of this to unpack!!|
|And I have to figure out where to store all of these beads and crafty bits. (This about half of what I brought back!!!!) Yes I am mad. Bead-mad.|
Have you ever been away on an extended vacation? How did you find settling back in? :)