Planes and trains – and jet lag!

Warning* This is one of those ‘What I did on my holidays’ posts!

Since our son and his family moved to Sydney almost seven years ago we’ve managed to visit them three times and they’ve been home once.

The three little English boys are now large Aussies!Our latest trip was a month, from mid-September to mid-October and taking in a stopover in Hong Kong – an evening boat trip here

We spent time with the family, catching up with news and revisiting favourite places around Sydney and then did a trip to Darwin to catch the fabulous Ghan Expedition – a three night/four day train ride from The Top End right down to Adelaide in South Australia. Think Downton Abbey on wheels!

We followed that with a road trip along the coast from Melbourne to Jervis Bay, three hours south of Sydney where we met up with the family for a long weekend in a holiday house five minutes’ walk from a perfect, unspoilt beach then back to Sydney for more time with the troops and home via another stopover in Vancouver. (Hence the jet lag; we ended up going right round the world and that made the tiredness worse than when we’ve gone back the way we came!)

I plan to blog and tweet about it all in instalments but I’m still zonking out mid-evening but wide awake at three a.m. It’s because we crossed an awful lot of time zones, apparently! A lot of the time I feel as though I’m moving very slowly through treacle!

I did wake up though, when I had a nice surprise at home in the shape of a box of paperbacks of The House at Ladywell – out now just in time for Christmas! The ebook launch date is 14th November – tell your friends!  Buy it here – http://amzn.to/2i7o2Z9

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