Have I ever told you I hate flying? And travelling? Well, in case I haven’t, I am telling you now…
‘Flu for Christmas
Christmas for me was a very quiet day, since I “cancelled” Christmas because of the ‘flu… Eldest DS gave it to DD and I, and of course I didn’t want to pass it on… thankfully we had our main Christmas when DH was still in Oz… and we still dropped in on Mum and Dad for Christmas Eve…
Two days later I was on the plane heading home….
You know I usually catch some sort of bug on plane trips – well this time I was the one spreading it 🙂
We usually fly with Emirates… but this time we were short on cash and went El Cheapo…..
DH had issues, and so did I. I could so easily turn this into a big long negative rant post… but I won’t 🙂 Suffice to say we will NEVER fly with Southern China Airlines again…………
Actually, on the way to Oz we had a 10 hours stopover in Jakarta, which was kind of fun.. I got to practice my Indonesian and took this photo for Dione from Clever Chameleon Quilting:
They are chameleons aren’t they? Or are they geckos? Or chameleons pretending to be geckos? Either way, this one was for you Dione 🙂
On the way back I flew via China. Not saying anything else about that. Other than it ain’t happening again!!!!!!! (Maybe when I calm down I will do a post on the “good” parts of China…)
“Being Home” Highlight
The highlight of our trip back to Oz last month was the graduation of these gorgeous boys:
I’m allowed to say they are gorgeous because I am their mum… that’s Eldest DS on the left… and Newly-Adopted DS on the right…
I remember being that young and graduating from Monash University… in fact, this is the second time DS “graduated” – the first time he was in my tummy when I received my degree 🙂 I’m sure he doesn’t remember that….
Jetlag & Moving Countries
I seem to take much longer to get over jetlag these days… at least a week, depending on which direction and how far I have gone… I reckon last year I had 6 weeks of jetlag – goodness.. imagine how much sewing I could have gotten done? Instead I watched a lot of Netflix and who knows what else… What does my travel schedule look like for 2018? Much of the same I am afraid… PLUS we are going to move countries this month or next…
Yes, I am about to make our 26th move in 25 years of marriage…… and it will be the 8th country I have lived in!
It’s not a big move, just next door to UAE… but it’s a move non-the-less, and I have been staring at my sewing room the past 5 days and wondering where to start….
I was thinking about taking my own advice on how to move… I may yet…
A Happy New Year!
We celebrated New Year at the nearby Marriott Hotel… where we were the only ones in the restaurant for most of the meal… and where there were tiled quilts on the floor:
I’m thinking a bit of inspiration here…
Hmm… nine patches, flying geese and lots of applique…………. 🙂
So what does 2018 hold????
We shall see 🙂 More travel for sure…. and I have been setting goals and making plans… more on that in another post.. this one is long enough!
Happy New Year Everyone!
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