Back to England, Summer 2013 – Part 1


So, after 12 months, I’m back in England seeing my children.  For reasons I wont go into here, I was unable to get back here in February or Easter as originally planned, so I had to wait until the long English summer school holidays until I could get back here.

I was flying Singapore airlines via, well, Singapore.  5 hours from Perth to Singapore, then 13 hours to London.

Its a long day.

The flights were ok – got some sleep, but not really enough, given I had already been up for 21 hours before I even left!

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Finally I got England and after an hours drive or so I was back in Kent, with its beautiful countryside and golden fields.

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After a good nights sleep, I left at 7am to go get my kids.  Its 100 miles from my mum and dads house to Suffolk, but that early in the morning, theres not much traffic.

And I was greeted by this monster..

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..and this rather big girl.  I can’t believe how much she’s grown!

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Back at my parents house, we pretty much went straight out to the park to play football and then pooh sticks in the river and then a walk upto the hill to the other park.

Fun times.

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8 Comments on “Back to England, Summer 2013 – Part 1

  1. Ohhh nothing beats the English countryside, nothing! I hope you have a fab time over there and that it doesn’t go too quickly for you x

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    • Yeah – they’re much bigger! It’s good to see my son growing up and getting a bit tougher and my daughter is almost a teenager now – scary!!

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  2. When I read the fifth line I iniitally thought it was a joke. “Long English Summer?” I thought to myself. It wasn’t until I began line six and read “school holidays” that it all made sense. Our summers are about as long as your flight!

    Welcome home. 🙂

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    • Hehe! Yeah, long english summer is something of a miss-statement! It’s good to be back – cheap beer and chocolate that tastes right! (and sunshine too – go me!)

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