Hi all, well we've landed!
It was a strange day, no thanks to the council who no longer collect bulky items without charge had to start the day with 3 trips to the skip! Quick rush around. said goodbye to a good friend and handed over my house keys - oddly this was a really emotional event as it was final...we're on our way.
Had a final supper with my mum and brothers near Windsor so obviously had a few tears to share with mum, actually it was Jennah's fault as she said "Dont worry nan, they're happy tears!" That's it I just couldnt hold the tears in then!
Drove to LHR with butterflies as suddenly remembered that I do not like flying PLUS this is really happening! Faired quite well at check in, no tears actually, got a bit aprehensive when we were told we only had 20kg (plus 5kg gift!) but thank goodness I printed off my e-mail from singapore airlines stating we could have 40kg! Very worried about weights (we packed / unpacked / weighed and repacked god knows how many times!!) but in the end we were under by 1KG! PHEW :)
We were a bit cheaky with the hand luggage (and to be honest really wish we had just 1 bag each!).
The tears came again when we said our final goodbyes at the security gates, but then rush/unpack/repack/find seats/departure lounge/rush/called on - and we're off!
Feel like a Zombie but all in all the flight through Singapore was faultless (thank goodness) given the current issues around the A380!!
Kids did well but sadly Jen got quarantined as she felt sick when we landed
Bless her she thought she was going to see Keira!
Arrived at Arcacia Rentals and now just settling in - thanks Kim
Met our first few spiders already - which is good as it reinforced my point that the kids shouldnt leave clothes on the floor! Brandon soon learnt after having a bath.
Feeling a bit scared and overwhelmed by it all - even when we were leaving the airport it did not seem real! i think that is done to the fact that all of this has happened so quickly.
Do shout if anyone fancies a coffee! Happy to get together - hopefully we'll make the next full get-together, but for now I'm off to bed!