Saturday, September 10, 2011

Fingers Crossed

Thanks for the kind thoughts devoted readers ...

Marius flew back to Melbourne a little over two weeks ago to check up on me and to "escort me home".  We had a lovely week being tourists in Melbourne before succumbing, one after the other, to a special Melbourne head cold.  Marius is mostly recovered while I am stuffed with drugs in preparation for our flight tonight.  In fact, we have left behind the steam driven internet at my parents' and are enjoying the hospitality of the Air New Zealand lounge (and their wireless broadband) before embarking.

Yes - the desert beckons.  I have been lucky to have missed the worst of the summer and am looking forward to more pleasant conditions in the dust.  I have enjoyed the "winter" in Melbourne - nine weeks of it - and am more than ready to return to my own patch.  I have kissed the faithful dog goodbye, patted the parents, hugged the children, packed, checked in. 

Marius is sitting next to me enjoying a fine Barossa Valley red, checking his emails while I am writing this.  A fateful date to be travelling.  I was in the air over Europe ten years ago when that incident occurred.  I sincerely hope that there will be nothing memorable about tonight's flight.

All the best to those remembering the lost lives and innocence.

Normal transmissions (with pictures I hope!) will resume soon.

Isabel  xx

7 comments:

120 Socks said...

Safe flight, and safe home Isabel!

Elisabeth said...

Ah Isabel, what a time to reconnect with your blog, mid-flight as it were. I hope your trip remains uneventful.

Martin said...

Yes, do have a safe journey home.

Willow said...

Eagerly awaiting your return to blog world, Isabelle. I'm sure it must have been hard to have to "kiss the dog, pat the parents, hug the kids and leave. Hard too, with "steam powered" internet, LOL.

Jenny Woolf said...

Have a good trip.I too was in the air when "IT" happened, except that nobody would tell me what was going on.

jabblog said...

Nice to 'see' you again. Hope your return to the desert will be uneventful and your wretched cold is soon gone.

Marylinn Kelly said...

By now you will be home. I trust all went well and that we can look forward to your greater presence here.