Alton Grange Hotel
Travel Blogs from Alton
... the heater. Pump primed, fridge filled, wine stored.
Just one small problem - how does the b.......y heater turn on? Two hours of Chris showing me how the motorhome worked last weekend suddenly becomes a haze of do this and not that etc. The heater was one of the last things he went through - by that time I had mental indigestion!!
Anyway, I'll read the book later on and find ...
The kids were great. Sixteen hours between two flights. The first leg from London to Qatar, then onwards to Perth, Western Australia. We took off at 15:00 UK time and largely speaking they slept all the way from three hours in! We arrived at Doha at midnight local time in a sweltering 36 degree heat. Half an hour there and we were off again on the second flight arriving in Perth at 17:15 local time the following ...
... big enough to drown five children at one go, the best scrambled egg in the world, a decent cup of tea and a bed that does not leave me hobbling in the morning. Oh, and marmite.
Unpacking, washing, foraging... all the necessary evils of post holiday life have very little allure.
In four months we have travelled ...
... As I am about to
move on from this series of events, another official approaches asking to carry
out a drug swab test. Fear suddenly strikes that I may have used this laptop bag
for work and my mind scrambled trying to remember whether I ever carried
evidence in the bag that relates to this swab check.. Stay calm, and …… breathe.
All clear. Relief. Now then
where the hell is gate 22.
... to be back in Asia, its a strange conflict that I am sure I will have problems adjusting too.
It is appropriate that I pull into the same platform on which I left 3 months ago, and walk across courtney park seeing the trees I love and all the blossoms out, I am reminded how lucky I am to live in a country with 4 seasons and it is one of the reasons I find it hard to leave behind even with all it's other ...