Saturday, December 4, 2010

Up, Up and Away

I am currently enjoying Nick and Shan's hospitality in Cambridge.  We were meant to be in Paris tonight, but the European weather and Eurostar thwarted our plans.  The Ferney family is getting quite a reputation for travel plans going astray..and it would take this whole post to explain all our travel I shouldn't be surprised that our trip to Paris has been delayed.  Hopefully we will get to Paris on Monday but Nick isn't able to share any time with us there.

The flight over with Qantas was just wonderful I must say.  My flight to Brisbane was changed and Qantas picked up the tab for me to stay overnight in Hong Kong.  My arrival time in London was unchanged, though.  I have to say it is a great way to get to the UK..two day time flights and a night's sleep in a proper bed.

I got the most delightful surprise in London, though.  Shannon had previously told me that she was unable to meet me as her boss had set interviews for her all the last person I was expecting to meet me when I walked out was my darling girl.  But there she was..running down towards me..all but bowled me over.  Tears and hugs followed.  Back to Cambridge we came.

Today we checked out the Mill Road Winter Fair. A pretty low key affair but everyong was having a good time..eventhough it was pretty cold.  The Brits are a stoic bunch and take to festivals no matter the weather.  It never ceases to amaze me..and all the little babies snuggled up in their prams with just their pink little faces showing.

I took Shannon and Nick to lunch at the Backstreet Bistro to celebrate Nick's birthday.  Yummy lunch I must say.  Off to a little birthday dinner tonight for one of Shan and Nick's friends. 

1 comment:

  1. Ah, sounds lovely! hello and hugs to Nick and Shan from me! Xx