I am home safely after a weekend away. No Shropshire boy and no little girls. Just me - and I loved it! I headed back to my home town of Melbourne for a long weekend. There was still lots of junk in our garage and it had to be sorted and removed before our new tenants could move in.
I must say a HUGE thank you to my mum, step-dad Steve and my bestie Nell for all their help on the weekend. I would never have gotten the garage emptied and cleaned in 2 days if it was not for their help. Mum and Nell helped sort and cull junk, Steve made a trip to the tip, mum swept the house, the garage and the front path, Nell took things to the oppy, Steve took me and a small trailer load of things to Abbey's old kinder. Steve fixed a few more things in the house. They cooked me yummy meals and delicious puddings. Mum made the best ever slow cooked roast lamb I have ever eaten. I was driven to the bank, the supermarket and to see my Grandma. I was quite spoilt. It was a lovely surprise my trip coincided with the Eltham Market, I was able to get Zoe some hand made presents for her upcoming birthday (in case I run out of time to make her anything)
It is so rare to spend time with my mum, Steve or Nell without my girls. I had a wonderful time. We could talk and finish conversations - all of them - as there were no little girls interrupting us. Of course, I missed my Shropshire boy, Abbey and Zoe. It was worthwhile going away just to see the beaming smile on Zoe's face when I got home to Hong Kong and to have Abbey throw her arms around me and tell me she missed me.
To top it off, I flew both ways in business class. So luxurious and so much more comfortable. Lovely champagne. Drinks in glasses and not plastic. Metal cutlery. More room. I was lucky enough to get the very last seat in business class on the way back to Hong Kong and I got quite a lot of sleep on this flight. This flight went so quickly and to top it off, my two bags were number one and number six out at luggage collection.
Now I can really say I am in no hurry to travel again soon.
Have a lovely day peeps, Cat