Thursday, February 09, 2006

Blogging upside-down

Well that's what I feel like - though it could just be the jet lag! What a lo-o-o-ng flight to get here (here is New Zealand) - over the miles of snow in Poland and Ukraine (I think!), then the incredible sight of Dubai from the air; the almost more incredible sight of Dubai airport the next morning; the enormity of the Indian Ocean and the eternity of Austalia (I was getting tired by then); the strange meal served between Sydney (where I was relieved of a nail file which no-one in Glasgow or Dubai seemed to care about)and Christchurch; the last bouncy flight in a turbo-prop down to Queenstown ....

They are mega fussy in NZ about what you bring with you. Food, seeds, nuts - and mud. Yes, mud. I had to unpack my hiking boots and show the nice man how clean they were. (They were too - John scrubbed the soles for me) He *was* a nice man; I was simply stressed about not missing the connection.

And now we're here. I've seen the sun move across the sky in the wrong direction, and I've just seen Orion upside down. That's why I feel upside down too. But if I manage something with my photos and my host's laptop I'll blog a pic or two. Right now I'm for my bed - and it's lunchtime in the UK. Wow.

5 comments:

  1. How great - being able to blog from anywhere in the world. Have a great holiday in NZ - thanks for your comments on my blog!

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  2. Glad you got there safely. Have been thinking of you both. Have a great time.

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  3. Yee Ha! Welcome to the world of people who live upside-down! Enjoy... you guys deserve it.

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  4. What a wonderful way to keep up with all your doings! I would love to see some photos. You will have to wait until you return to see ours. We can recommend Madeira. Fabulous walking although I have never seen so many people getting wheel chairs to the departure gate. Don't know what they did there!

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  5. So pleased you've both made it. Weird, eh, the idea of being down below on the globe, or do we up here have it all wrong ?? Shona is on the last leg of her flight of her trip, between Sydney and Christchurch. She phoned this morning from a beach in Perth !! Much love June

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