Wednesday, 13 April 2011
I'm packing my bags!
My bedroom is currently the scene of utter chaos. I have clothes, shoes, gifts and assorted travel paraphenalia strewn about waiting to be packed. This is the part of travel I hate...the getting ready a few days before hand. I am excited, though. On Saturday I leave for London to spend a month with my son, daughter-in-law and two year old grandson in London. It is a year since I have seen them, in the flesh that is. Thanks to the wonders of Skype I see them most weeks and am sure my grandson will recognise me at the airport, at least I hope he will. I am flying direct to London with a short transit stop in Hong Kong, mainly because I don't want to waste time getting there. I'm pretty excited about this flight, which is unusual for me, as I see long flights as a necessary evil just to get to where I want to go, but this time I am flying on Air New Zealand's new Boeing 777-300. Recently I was fortunate enough to have a tour of this plane and it was the most beautiful aircraft I had ever been on, with its plush white leather upholstery, larger TV screens and a touch pad for ordering snacks and drinks. It should be fun!