Now girding loins for a trip to as far off foreign parts as it is possible to be. If you drilled a vertical hole in the Hutton Stone quarry you would probably eventually exit just outside the senior son in law's house in suburban Canberra. That's where we hope to be by mid next week. The Merse will seem a long way and it will be a case of home thoughts with an OZ angle. Not completely out of touch as Australian phone cards allow over 3 hours chat to the UK for $A 10 which could be a lot of useful gossip to digest and if not too indiscreet, record for posterity.Any suggested themes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Comparisons of Scottish and Australian rugby perhaps? Not too much to say about that I fear.
The trip is awful. Even in enhanced cattle class 23 hours is a lot of flying losing 9 hours en route. Dinner Monday in Heathrow,Breakfast Wednesday in Melbourne and luggage,Thursday in Bali. Actually we have had a lot of luck with baggage so far and don't need to dread the customs as we have no Christmas Cake to declare this time. We talked it through twice before but the Aussies have a thing about imported food. A Hutton baked cake was apparently ok.