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It seems like we've been travelling forever, but we've now eventually arrived in Brisbane. The flight involved a change at Singapore and took 9 hours altogether - it doesn't look that far on a map. Thankfully we managed to switch onto a later flight that had bulkhead seats with extra legroom available which made the journey pretty comfortable, but there was lots of turbulence meaning neither of us got any sleep.

My bag got searched by customs, who were suspicious of my "coffee mate". Thank god that didn't happen in Thailand or somewhere similar, my Thai wouldn't be up to explaining away a suspicious white substance.

We've got a pre-booked hostel that we've checked into. There's no air conditioning and it's the middle of summer here so it's not easy to sleep. I gave up and decided to come downstairs and write the blog, but Tabi's still napping. Tabi knows some people who live nearby so we're going to stay there tomorrow night and over New Year's, which sounds nice.

Posted by roblist 00:00 Archived in Australia

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Minor hiccs with comments!Noted Penang: from your description of accomodation and .geography,it sounds like the O&E, THE hotel in the great days of Empire. The Jet skiing and Parasailing sound great fun. You will now be in Oz, Hope you will have a well earned rest.Your tele . call at Xmas was brilliant : everyone was frightfully upbeat for you both.All the best for 2006.Love.GP&GM

by Montague22

Rob - Sounds like you need a change & a chance to recover. At least you've got 3 weeks in one place (sort of) and a birhtday. Hope Tabi's friends/relatives are accomodating/understanding, I guess it'll be nice to be in a home rather than a hotel?
We're now back from Madeira had a good time a real change (felt strange to eat dinner outside in the open air on Christmas Day evening)which was what we wanted, although it wasn't as hot as we expected around 18 - 20C most of the time. Mind you when we landed at Heathrow in minus2C we felt differently! Seems the weather is a bit up and down at this time and we could have been luckier.
It's nearly New Year now so Best Wishes and lots of love ( Mums are allowed to be soppy even on Blogs aren't they !!) for the New Year if you don't tune in beforehand. Love to Tabi too Mumx

by swsuzanne

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