We are back! On time and without any delays from the snow. We landed on time at Heathrow – 6.20am – with only a short time in transit at Singapore after 7 hour flight from Sydney. Then another 14 hours to London – it was definitely worth paying extra for an exit row seat for me (and Chris in the row immediately behind to allow another long legged person to have access to the seat next to me). We were met by our taxi from Walden Cars and were back at Chris’s dad’s house by 9am. That isn’t bad – just over two and a half hours after landing.
Whilst the difference in temperature is pretty stark, we are glad to be back home. The snow is now starting to disappear, so we have missed the pretty part and left with the slushy mucky bit. Our car started first time but is now due for an MOT and a new tax disc. So we start the long process of reintegrating ourselves to UK society and work out where we packed our winter clothes.
It has been an amazing journey and it has been a wonderful opportunity to spend extended time with Jo, Hamish and all the family and friends we have seen along the way. We now start looking for a house to buy in the UK and working out what sort of work we will be doing this year. Over the next week or so we will be posting our reflections on the trip and some extra images & statistics which will summarise our experiences in a variety of ways. In the meantime, I must get throw a snowball at Chris before it all disappears!
And this is my 100th blog posting – I am exhausted and completely out of words!