Well we left our family behind and I must say it was harder than I had ever imagined it to be. Even my sister that I don't see that often I found it hard to say goodbye to.
Tracey found it really tough saying goodbye to her mum and brother and to be honest I put on a brave smile but had a gut wrench to end all gut wrenches going on inside as we walked through into departures.
So here we are in Singapore with only a few hours before we do the second bit. Looking forward and trying to be positive despite the hardships of Heathrow.
I would strongly advise not to have a farewell commitee at the airport as it is probably the hardest thing I have ever had to do.