we haven't posted for a while as we have been to Florida for 2 weeks, I can't say a fortnight as the yanks dont get that, along with many other things. :roll: :roll:
We have had this trip planned for over a year so we thought we would use it as an opportunity to test out what we thought of the temp and being so far from family. I usually talk to my mum every day, unsure of why due to lack of support and put downs, probably trying to do an impression of a good daughter(s*d that lets emmigrate).
Anyway, we coped with the heat ok temps were probably late 80's to early 90's most of the time and we tramped round the parks me pushing Pippa (18m) and Joe (5) or Meg 7 1/2 on the buggy board and we coped. I would be lying if I said it was great, it wasnt it was quite grueling at times but I figure when we move we won't be doing anything as extreme as disney in Adelaide :shock: :shock: I hope.
Not speaking with family was OK but I realise it was only for 2 weeks but I didn't struggle as much as I thought I would and in some ways it was liberating and we managed fine when Joey fell off the caro-seuss-el :? :? :? .He did come home in one piece. Just!!!!!!
Funnily enough though it was odd things that gave us a heads up. Daft things like we had chinese take away one night and ordered hot and sour soup and it was nothing like what you would get in England. In Adelaide it wont be like when your on holiday, we could think well we will have some when we get home. When we move to oz that will be home and if we get a craving we wont get some later :( :(
Also the flight was :shock: :twisted: :evil: :? :cry: :cry: :cry: ..........beeeeeeeeeeeep. despite having purchased a seat for Pippa she suddenly became surgically attatched to me and me alone. Would she sit on the seat purchased for her :?: :?: would she fluff. Would she sit and scream on mummy's knee for 8 1/2 hours and go to sleep on landing :oops: Oh Yes :!: :roll: .
I would like to take this opportunity to appologise to the young couple sat near to us who will probably now never have children, and blame very clearly the Cook side of the family for the clingyness which of course dose not come from the Norgate side of the famiy. Enough to put you off the 24, 25, 26, 27hr++++++ flight. What do you think :!: .
Anyway after all that gossip I'll tell all as to how this epic got its title.
We were sat/traped in a train in one of the parks behind an older American couple and they asked us which stop was nearest the exit. Being the helpful couple we are, we looked at their map and pointed out the appropriate station. The conversation proceeded as follows:-
yank1:- is that accent from Australia?
Ali:- not yet
Y1:- what do you mean?
A:- we are planning on emigrating but currently live in England
Y1:- I've been to australia.
A:- Oh yes was it nice??
Y1:- yes very good.
Y2:-we're originally from England but we came over on the Mayflower.
A:- did you? we came over on Virgin Atlantic.
Ever seen a lead ballon.
Ali and co