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Lessons learned - Adelaide 2006

Not every trip is going to turn out as well as you think it might - even with the best planning.Our trip to Adelaide this past weekend was the perfect example.
Everything was packed and ready to go the night before. We had an early flight (840am) and left home at just before 630 - plenty […]

Waiting for baggage - Adelaide 2004

I’ve spent a lot of time waiting for bags in airports and I’ve managed to lose my bags on several occasions (I am a pro at filling in baggage claim forms in several languages!). My family always joke that I am cursed when it comes to travel and bags.
In February 2004 we took Loll on […]

It had to happen … part 2

ravel stories - Perth 2006This entry has been delayed by the loss of my notebook - I managed to leave it on the table in a busy cafe last week.
After our disastrous flight over to Perth I was hoping for a much less eventful return flight. My mum took the kids to the local park […]

It had to happen … I missed the plane!

You know, looking back over my travel history I’m beginning to think that I’m cursed in some way. So far I’ve managed to be delayed several times, had a plane turn back to a closer destination because of ‘technical difficulties’, missed connecting flights, lost my bags on numerous occasions and once I managed to somehow […]

Cambridge - March 2000

We had planned to make an early start to our trip to Cambridge but somehow managed to sleep in! Still we rushed about getting organised and caught the Tube to Kings Cross station where we purchased day return tickets to Cambridge. After a spot of confusion and wandering between platforms we found our train. Luckily […]

Long walks in London - March 2000

Excerpt from my travel diary - Sat 4 and Sun 5 March 2000
Loll woke early so we were up and eating breakfast by 7am. But true to form he was back in bed after an hour! After he woke again we dressed in our coats and set off for a walk. It was bright and […]

To London with a 7 month old - March 2000

Our first trip overseas with a baby was in 2000 when our eldest was 7 mths old. Here’s a short account of our plane trip:Loll is seven and a half months old and is already a “veteran” flyer having been to Melbourne and Adelaide since Christmas. But the flight to London is a much longer […]

Outback NSW

I’ve just returned from a 3 day business trip to some country/outback towns. We went out to do some training for our regional staff. In Australia there are large distances between towns once you get out of Sydney - people think nothing of driving for 200km or more to the next town. Some of the […]

Sorry, your flight left over an hour ago…

It won’t come as any surprise to hear that I have missed a connecting flight or two (as well as my near misses, including a memorable sprint across Bangkok airport). Thankfully all of those occasions were in the days before I had children.I was a young, fairly naive traveller the first time it happened. I […]

Letters of complaint

Seat 29EMore from Snopes (Urban Legends Reference Pages):
This funny entry describes the experience of a passenger in seat 29e on a Continental Airlines flight. This seat was extremely close to the toilets and the passenger describes in great detail how disgusted he was by the smells etc.
For full effect - see the PDF of the […]