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September 13th 2007
Published: December 13th 2017
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After 5 weeks at home and shipping 68 boxes to Oz and also hooking up with 68 friends and associated offspring we finally leave for Oz amid many tears from me. (And in the months of this whole trip since March, 6 new people arrived in our realm so we say congrats to the parents of: Jasmine P-E, Rebecca C, Daria Ross, Alex F, Coco D & Louis A (pronounced Louie)).

7.5 hour flight to Dubai ok apart from screaming demon child who deserves an asbo (you could see people all around slowly losing it, this kid screamed for 4 straight hours!) Aer Lingus are just gone so cheapo it's shocking, 1 tv screen per section and crap earphones so sorta saw 'Ocean's 13'.

Dubai time 3 hours ahead of Ireland (in summer). Grand Hyatt Hotel Dubai is highly recommended by us now, what a lovely place. Stayed 4 nights and did much sleeping as I can honestly say we did not have time for sleep at home. Dubai is lovely pretty much as you'd expect hot, full of massive glitzy buildings and jewellery shops. Am over blogging now so no more details than that!

Arrived Sydney 7:45 (after an annoying 2 hr Bangkok stop over on what was supposed to be a direct flight) Tues 18th Sept. - 15 hour flight grand, flew with Emirates this time, movies The Hoax, Walk the line, The Ex, Children of men, Shrek the 3rd. Met by bro-in-law and 2 very excited little nieces.

So I won't go on suffice to say it's been an awesome 6 months and now I have to get a job, gulp.


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