Friday, 10 October 2008

Home Again

Well here I am, back again after my holiday.

Obviously the three week trip, with my 86 year old, partially disabled mother to visit family in Australia and meet my new grandson gives me plenty to write/blog about but I will just give edited highlights as and when they come to mind over the next few days. I may even throw in a photo or two.

We arrived back into Heathrow on Wednesday afternoon and dear old Bob was there to meet us. Because of mum's disability, (she can walk with a stick but only for very short distances) we have wheelchair assistance at the airports and this is such a boon. Once checked in we are helped every step of the way (so to speak)! Being first onto the plane and waiting until last to get off again makes life so much easier - no mad scrambles. We landed at 3.10 pm and were actually driving out of the car park at 3.50 pm and that included a comfort break for mum. Pretty good going I'd say. Bob was amazed to see us come through so quickly.

The weather was beautiful and by the time we arrived back home there was a stunning sunset. A wonderful welcome home.

So, Australian holiday over I now have to concentrate over the next 10 days on my twin aunts' surprise birthday cake (for the party on 5 November) and repacking my suitcase and Bob's for our trip to India on 20 October.

And I have missed being in touch with fellow bloggers so will catch up with your most recent missives as soon as I can.



Pam said...

Welcome home!!!!!!!
I can't wait to hear about your trip and the new baby (pictures please).
Good luck with all the things you have going on in the next 3 weeks and write when you can.
Pam xxx

Lindsay said...

Glad to hear from you and you arrived home safely. My brother arrives from Australia in a couple of weeks.

Yolanda said...

I hope you had a good time.I would love to see pics from your trip.

Maggie May said...

Good to see you back........ but you are off again soon! A proper gad about! But you will have plenty to blog about! Looking forward to hearing all about it.

Gill - That British Woman said...

welcome home, looking forward to hearing all your news, and seeing your photos.

Denise said...

I am so happy to see you. Sounds like you had a fantastic time and my goodness, you're going to be busy until your next one. Look forward to hearing all about your time in Australia when you have the time to post. Welcome home!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Thank you Pam - baby pictures will be posted soon! A x

Lindsay - thanks - and hope your brother has a safe trip and you have a good time. A x

Hi Yolanda - good to meet you, thanks for looking in and for comment. I will pop in to se you sometime. A x

Maggie - I can't quite believe we are off again so soon, but that will be it for a while. A x

Gill - thanks - will be posting over next few days with photos! A x

Denise - thank you - had a great time and will be trying to get the memories across in the blog. A x

cheshire wife said...

Pleased to see you back. I am glad that you enjoyed your trip to Australia and look forward to hearing all about it.