Monday, 2 February 2009


Last Monday morning. About 9am GMT. Location: Marriott Mountain Hotel, Sharm el Sheikh, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt

This Monday morning. About 9am GMT. Location: Lichfield, Staffordshire.

YAY!!!! We're back! Thank you, thank you, thank you to all the flight crew and especially the pilot of our flight back to East Midlands airport last night, and to everyone at EMA who kept the runways open. There was a slight skid to left and right as we landed (which was fun!) but we arrived safely. I'm so grateful that there were no detours to other airports miles away. And we were tucked up in bed with tea and toast (and three duvets!!) at 1am.
The excitement of coming back to snow and the propspect of seeing all her mates meant kiddie actually woke up at a reasonable time this morning as well :o).
So now it's time to adjust back to real life again. We've had a fantastic week with scorchio sunshine, fab food, calm seas, amazing diving/snorkelling and no upset tums. Kiddie was really torn - sad to be leaving 6 hours a day in a pool, everybody you meet loving kids and spoiling her rotten, her own double bed and going out for meals every night - but she was glad to be coming home to see her nannies, her grandpa, her cats and her friends, and also to be able to put loo paper down the toilet again - lol!! The snow was just an added bonus.
And me? Well I'm glad for Yorkshire versus Liptons and the loo roll thing too, but the laundry mountain does not appeal in the slightest. Still, better go and tackle it.


Apryl said...

welcome home! hope you don't go into to much shock with all this snow falling all week apparently! at least everything looks pretty.. glad you had a great time way.

Katy said...

So...did she manage to get to school?

Sal said...

Welcome home..get on yer winter long johns !!! ;-)

x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

oooo that must've been a shock to your systems!
hope kiddie enjoyed a snowball fight with her friends!

'fancypicnic' said...

Mmm...wonderful place to have been. Nice to have the gift of snow as the consolation prize at having to leave it!

Excuse me...the plane skiddy thing!!

driftwood said...

looks like you had a great time, but it's always lovely to be home - even with washing mountains..... shame you didn't hear about the job xx