Well, we knew it was going to be hard saying goodbye to our loved ones but nothing can prepare you for the heart-wrenching feelings when it comes to actually doing it, it was truly painful. We thought it would get easier from there......WRONG!
After spending a full day saying our goodbyes we got to our empty home and started to pack. After completing the pack our cheapo Asda scales bottomed out at 34kg, B*GGER! anyways, never to mind, get ourselves on t'interweb and book in our excess baggage (£240) - we then saw on the website in the small-print that each case could not weigh more than 32kg! Anyway, after a 6am trip to Tesco for another suitcaseand a complete unpack/repack, our cr*ppy Asda scales now told us we were actually a grand total of of 20kg over! We tried to get online again to take advantage of the online excess discount of 30% but was told "No - You've done it once so you'llhave to pay the full wack at the airport" - double b*gger!
So with now being an hour late for the airport we arrived to a huge queue and was looking at which baggage handler had the kindest looking face and would take pity on us...............we quickly realised that "the Emirates Dragon" on desk 43, with a face like thunder, was looking our likely downfall - but then, akin to divine intervention, desk 44 opened up and a cheery face greeted us! we explained our dilemmas and anguish and our urgent need for an airport pint she took pity on us and let our excess on for nowt! result!
Anyhow, after a shazlouD security scare wit her hand luggage (which we never got to the bottom of even after 3 scans on the belt!) we now have in our hand that pint and it tastes bloody good!
Next stope Adelaide! (well Dubai for an hour and half first!)
Its finally real - cant wait to get there now - No-one ever said it was going to be easy, we've tested that to the extreme!
TonyD and ShazlouD