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It was time to start the journey home so we headed across to the airport and checked in before heading to the virgin lounge. We grabbed some dinner and drinks, wrote up the blog and soon enough it was time to board. With the mixture of eating, film watching and sleeping, the 13 hours passed quick enough and we were soon landing in LHR.
After arrival we made our way ...
... was quite turbulent but I managed to get a fair amount of z's,. Ryan, not so much! Paying for a slight upgrade of our seats meant it was only ryan and I in the row of seats so no one bothering us, it was worth it! 1 movie, 6 chapters of my book, 50 games of solitaire and 3 meals later, we landed in Johannesburg. 0105 local ...
... separately have both esconced themselves in the wrong seats so there is a great deal of huffing and puffing before everyone gets sorted out.
we pull back from the stand on time but after a few metres we stop and nothing happens. Eventually the pilot come on and says there is a problem. The tarmac is hot and soft and the plane's wheels have sunk in a bit. He does not have the power to get out of the rut so the tractor will need ...
... playing at the University to try and get some new students in his music lessons. Gramps can play the flute and whistle. he is really good. His friend, Finn, let me borrow his drum and I joined in. The drum is called a Bodhran. the Old Town is really pretty with lot's of little streets and old buildings.
We spent the afternoon at Grandma's. Gramps showed me some new card ...
... that it was easier to skate in them that take steps. It was ridiculous!
Once I was on the ice, everything I had learnt in Hobart came back to me and I was gliding across the ice like an ice...not princess...an ice...something a bit less than a princess.
This was until i forgot that I had a tow-pick and that if it touched the ice, I would have every chance of face planting.
And let me tell you.
It was not a fall to knees and then a little skid kind ...