I’m not so good in aeroplanes. I get the ration of it, more chance of dying in a car crash or being swallowed by a zebra etc. But the other side of the giant tin can coin is a whole bunch of strangers, in the air, together in an enclosed space, mostly travelling ACROSS THE OCEAN. Even thinking about it makes my knees go wibbly and my throat go small.
But, 7 rescue remedy tablets and 2 plastic bottles of aeroplane wine later (I managed to skip the Valium, woo hoo), we landed in Australia. And so began a trip so spectacular that I would fly across one meellion oceans in one meellion tin cans just to do it all again. Really. As if being reunited with the wonderous Jacqui and Ryan wasn’t enough of a joy, meeting their friends, spending time with them and falling a little bit in love with all of them was such an enormous, special part of the trip.
Happily, there was very little shopping done. A few presents aside, I came back with a hair doughnut and some magical velcro thingys that allow you to hang pictures without making holes in the walls (thanks Bernie Chin). Our time was spent eating dinners, hanging out, going into the city for drinks, hanging out, sleeping in, hanging out, reading (The Hunger Games, The Grazia – only the finest literary material) a party or two and a wonderful, perfect, extraordinary wedding day.
I am so, so grateful to everyone that we met, spent time with and hosted us. Your generosity was overwhelming and well, just ameezing. Thank you, thank you. And Jacqui and Ryan, you guys are rays of light in all of our lives. And the glue. You guys are gluey rays of light. And we love you.
Part Two coming soon. Yesssss.