Tuesday, April 22, 2014

28 Hours Later

Meg made it to Istanbul after a marathon 28 hours of travel. She woke up this morning to this view from her hotel window. She thought breakfast was included; slight language barrier issue there! Turns out it was included; she had goats cheese, olives, tomato and turkey meat and hot chocolate so thick it was like melted chocolate. Beats my promite and apricot jam on toast!

She was going to catch a shuttle bus into the city and reckoned she'd be really good at converting Turkish lire - you only have to halve it to get the Australian dollar value. Egypt might prove to be a bit more of a challenge with the dollar equalling 6.50 Egyptian pound. Meg struggles a bit when it comes to numbers but she's very good at letters!!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Taking Off

An aisle seat all the way to Istanbul and already booked seating preference for the trip home!

At the Airport

My kids know me well! Drew recorded Meg's departure on his phone then sent the photos through at midnight before he drove back to his unit. I love my kids.

Off she goes, through security and customs.

Look what she found on the other side! Heaven!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Going Again, Bye Meg

Yesterday we had girl fun; Meg gave me a facial/painted stuff on my face that made it feel like it was set like stone. Remember when you were a little kid and you pulled a face at your mother and she told you that if the wind changed your face would stay that way? Well that's what it felt like - but when we washed the stuff off, my cheeks felt as soft and smooth as a baby's bottom! Then I had the Meg's Beauty Parlour treatment on my eyebrows - and all was good again in the world.

We packed last night, everything strategically placed in pack sacks and toilet bags.

When one travels, one must have ones' priorities in order. That's why one needs to take 6 brushes for applying product to face.....oh, and they don't take up much room either.

It all fitted, with quite a few kilos of room left.

This morning, just before heading to Bris with Drew.

Meg flies for Istanbul at 2.30am tomorrow - she has 21 hours of flying ahead of her, then 2 nights free before meeting the tour group and heading to Gallipoli.

I'm looking forward to a) hearing she's landed safely at the other end and b) found her hotel and
c) hearing all about the ceremony at Anzac Cove. Beyond that there's a flight to Cairo and a tour of Egypt to look forward to.

Love you Megey, miss you already. Take Care. Be Safe. See you Soon. Mwah.

Happy Easter

Happy Easter! The kids left today; Meg flies out to Turkey tonight, Drew has gone back to Brisbane for mid-semester break. I was sad to see them go; we had fun.


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Autumn Saturday

It was a beautiful autumn day, my favourite kind.

Little Bo Peep went looking for the sheep....

......and found them.

Playing The Peg Game. Obviously, I'm UP.

We went to P&C for breakfast; G's shout.

It Was a Good Friday....

...because my babies came home! Meg drove to Bris to pick Drew up; then they drove to D to pick Granny up; then they came home. This is how we spent the afternoon; in the evening we had a feast of prawns, salmon, garlic calamari, crumbed fish and chips. Peter and Sharon came too.