I had very good intentions off doing a blog post before I left on our trip but that just didn't happen did it! I had something wise and witty planned but instead I was rushing around, marking off all of those last minute things off the 'to do' list. I was even packing my bag 10 minutes before we left to head to Melbourne......3 km down the road and we had to go back home as I had forgotten something........my head wasn't in a good space. On reaching Melbourne I realised that I had left the keys to the suitcase locks at home, and consequently had to get the locks cut off my suitcases at the motel Hannah and I were staying at. That night lying in bed, I was having second thoughts about making this trip.....a month away from Russell, home and the shop is a long time.......the negative thoughts were probably brought on as a result of all of the things that had gone wrong, but once we were on that plane everything was fine. I know that everyone will cope just fine without me.......Russell has a well stocked fridge/freezer and is working on getting someone in to help on the farm; and I have left the shop in the very capable hands of Jodie so my customers will be well looked after.
The flight was long but smooth, and I filled my time by stitching hexagons, watching movies, listening to music and trying very hard to get a few hours sleep. The later was unsuccessful, and I know that I shouldn't have done this but I have just had 2.5 hours sleep.......I think I would have fallen down if I hadn't lay down! We have got the rest of our day planned and also tomorrow, and between now and the next post I will try and work out how to upload photos onto my tablet......one of those jobs on the list that didn't get crossed off before I left home!
Linda from LA, USA