Thursday, 25 September 2014

A Change of Venue

Wednesday 3rd September to Wednesday 10th September 2014

We have travelled just a bit further than the usual, so much so that by Friday morning we had landed in Melbourne to be greeted by Samantha, our daughter - yes we are back in Australia.
And it was Sam's birthday as well - I won't give away the age, but next year it will make her mother feel old(er).

The flight was relatively uneventful - we did have a 2 hour delay taking off from Dubai as first the baggage system failed and then the onboard air-conditioning system had a fault and finally the tug that pushed us back from the terminal stopped and we couldn't move until it had been removed.

The 13 hour part of the flight then went by fairly quickly.

A swift 20 minutes to clear immigration and customs and we were out - the air was a bit chilly for 7:30am but the sun was quite lovely.

We caught up with our son Mitchell and his wife Sara at home - Diane and Sara had not met before but it was pretty evident as soon as they did that they would get on like a house on fire - and it has been that way since.

We have a fair bit to do with the house as we are going to clear it out arrange for it to be rented out.
Mitchell and Sara will be off to the US in a couple of months to live and Sam is after something a bit smaller - so we will look around for her.

Saturday came and we went off to watch Mitch's club play in a finals match - if they win then they play in the Grand Final next week - well after looking like being a sad day for them, they rallied in the last 5 minutes and kicked 3 goals to win it and we have another match next week.

Some work has been done along the way; there has been some visiting of people and more to come; we have started with some packing and chucking out; there was some minimal cleaning needed at home, but we are happy to be here and seeing everyone, but at the same time missing being on the boat, which is having some work being done.

With it being the start of spring here we have some finer weather to look forward to which will certainly help to further enhance our tans.

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