Message from Fiona

Tristan and I have arrived home after 5 weeks of travel last Friday.

After Stuggart, we spent a couple of days in Berlin, then flew to London and on to Guernsey in a AT&, which sounds like the same small plane Pamela was also in. We mainly visited a friend of mine from London, but also spent some time being tourists.

We then flew back to London and up to Edinburgh (the morning they reopened Glasgow airport post terror attack) where we spent a night in Edinburgh before joining a bus tour by a group called Haggis. (I highly recommend them) We spent 6 days mostly in the highlands of Scotland, tracking through rain and mud up and down glens and mountains and having barrels of fun with a fantastic group of people.

We then spent another night in Edinburgh before flying to Dublin where we hired a car. We spent the first night at a fantastic 60th birthday party for my dad at Alice and Des’s (thank you very much). We then drove up the west coast to the Connemara, then up to Donegal and to the Giant’s causeway where we spent 2 nights. We then drove back via Belfast and back to Dublin where we then flew to Stockholm to meet up with Tristan’s sister and her boyfriend. We spent 4 days there site seeing and relaxing before flying to London for a show (Les Miserables), where we stayed in a 4 star hotel. A big difference after hostels. We then did a little shopping in London before flying back to Australia that night.

We were met by the honeymoon couple (Mike and Tanya)who beat us home. Unfortunately our welcome home was short lived when we found that our apartment has had no electricity for 3-4 weeks. All the food had long gone off stinking up the whole house. 4 days later we are still trying to remove the smell from the fridge/freezer. Our family is again whole with the return of the two cats from their holiday at my dad’s work.

Jet lag has been quite forgiving and have spent the last couple of days trawling through photos. I am slowly posting them on face book. So have a look. Tomorrow work starts again, and the holiday is complete.