Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Back in Australia

Just a quick post to say that we are back safely after our trip home. I don't know why I was so worried about it (I do really - because I remembered the trip over). Maybe it was because the kids were all ten months older, or because they were more experienced and knew what to expect, or maybe because it was our natural sleep time during the longest stage. In any case they all travelled very well.
Monsieur Hesse drove us from Sainte Marie d'Alloix to Lyon, Saint Exupery Airport. Then we had a short one hour flight to Paris, Charles de Gaulle Airport. The five hour wait was not too long, as it took us nearly two hours to get from our flight to the departure gate. That included customs and toilet stops. Then Sophie and Bonnie and I had a very long walk to the duty free shop to find Nanna's Chanel No. Five present; and a long walk back again to get our boarding pass so we could buy it. Then Odette and I had a long walk to a gift shop so she could choose the most beautiful Eiffel Tower snow dome for Nanna and Granddad. From Paris we flew to Singapore where the one hour stop was just long enough for us to get onto our connecting flight, without having to sit down and wait. From Singapore we flew to Perth and arrived at 1.55am local time. My parents were waiting for us, and they drove us back to their place, Hope Farm in York, where we arrived just before 5am.
Now we just have to work out our jet lag...

Today I'm looking forward to two of my sisters and their children coming for lunch. The kids are looking forward to a swim in the pool.


equy said...

dear caro and all of you
Time is rainy as you are gone, like all the tears coming out from Eloise and Noemie's eyes, and for sure from other kids here.
Every nite they make sure we will come to australia for vacation, so that they will see sophie and bonnie again
elo made a msn adress so she will be able to chat with sophie
she already sent a message
lots of love from us 5
the equys

Leesa said...

Welcome back to Oz! Glad you had a safe and uneventful flight back... Sad leaving France I'm sure... You're probably enjoying warmer weather... Can't wait to hear about your Australian adventures...