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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Day 4 Chapter 1

Dubai Airport

I think my eyelids are being held open by matchsticks.  Bless Alan he has not had a sleep at all since he woke up yesterday morning.  I at least had an hour yesterday afternoon and another hour curled up on my two chairs in the airport lounge.  Have just told him I will stay awake now if he wants 40 winks.  We have just been having a bit of a laugh, the last couple of antibiotics are lying on the table, such a pretty blue colour but they look like Viagra <g> (could be an interesting flight lol).  All I can think about at the moment is a bed, a blanket and a pillow and no more food.  So far I have already had two breakfasts but am rather sad, neither of them included bacon. 

As soon as we got off the plane from Bahrain we found a wee chemist and go our nicotine patches.  I have never used them before but maybe 14 hours without a cigarette and then facing Ozzie customs might be too much for my even tempered ways, I may just loose it again like I once did in Amsterdam Airport.  It was not funny when they took my bottle of Vodka away from me (the only bottle of duty free I have ever bought) and put it in the bin and I let everybody know how beep beep beep I was.  Those who know me well know how my voice carries, Anna was trying to calm me down and Carol was killing herself laughing, she had just had 200 cigarettes taken off her. What are we like.

Why is it sometime the simplest of things bring so much pleasure, I can't wait to be able to drive on a proper tarmac road again faster than 30mph - it will be like being at Silverstone.  We have been reliably informed that the only time we have to obey speed limits is in towns, one has to slow down a couple of miles outside of the town as that is where the friendly cops start lying in wait.
Right, that is enough chatter for now, going to have my cup of tea and Viagra ROFL. 

Next stop Brisbain then Wollongbar.  Catch you then.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Day 3 Chapter 1

Wahay, all sorted.  That packing job was a doddle, wonder if that means I have left vital items out.  I am so tempted to put in the tea bags, nearly everywhere we have traveled has rubbish tea, alas no room so I will resist.  This is all a bit surreal, really can't believe in four hours time we will be piling into the car and heading the furthest east we have ever been.  I have butterflies in my tummy and am a bit like a kid on Christmas Eve, what a wonderful feeling.  There are these pictures in my head from TV programs, photos etc I have seen and now I have the chance to capture all this with my own two eyes.

Time to sign off for now.  Next stop Bahrain and Dubai.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Day 2 Chapter 1

Where shall I start today.  It has been one of those strange days with odd jobs to do but still plenty of time to vegetate.  No - the packing is not done yet, just piles of items in different locations waiting to be united in the cases.  The main priority was to sort out the camera equipment, charge batteries, clear memory cards, find the forever vanishing leads etc.  I did get the insurance sorted, pretty good value too.  Thank goodness for SKYPE, long distance calls are a breeze and just to make sure the insurance was as accurate as possible phoning them seemed to be the easiest option.  I wonder how often one phones an insurance company, asks to speak to the person they spoke to yesterday and is immediately put through.  Keep everything crossed we don't need to contact them again <g>.  Tonight is our last night in the KSA for a while, we set off for Bahrain at midnight tomorrow for an early morning flight on the 28th to Dubai and then onto Brisbane, arriving at our first destination at 6:30am on the 29th.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Day 1 Chapter 1

Well this is a first for me having never tried blogging before.  I have no real idea what will be put up yet, I guess it will be whatever takes my fancy at that moment in time.  The plan, if possible is to write about my trip to the Great Down Under (Internet access permitting).  In 48 hours hubby and I will be setting of on a lifetime dream, one we have talked about for 20 odd years, to visit Australia.  We may be getting on in years and backpacking is a bit too energetic for us so instead we are going camping in the outback.  I can smell the land and see the stars already.  Before we do the camping bit we will be going to a great friends wedding, what a start to our holiday adventure.  Thank you 'friend' for giving us the most perfect excuse to come to OZ instead of just talking about 'going to OZ'.