Stifling hot. Bleary eyes. Wandering around in a daze, attempting to find the bathroom. This is me at GuangZhou airport. We had just got off a 12 hour flight from Auckland, New Zealand. This was after the 2 1/2 hour drive from Whangarei, our home. I found I detested flying. Maybe I’d feel differently in more expensive seats though! But the turbulence freaked me out!
Here we are, after the second flight, from China to London. This was after we got out of Heathrow. We got in the car, and Rod, and old friend who picked us up, had hot tea, biscuits, cartons of juice and bottles of water. It was such a relief! No more strange food or endless countdowns. (only 10 hours of flying to go! Help)
I had so many people tell me how wet, cold, dark, damp, cloudy, etc. it would be in England. One friend said to watch out for snow,,,,!!!
We arrived on a sunny afternoon. Not what I’d call a hot summer day in New Zealand standards, but massively warmer than our cold winter we just escaped from, Not a trace of snow haha.
A few cel phone pictures: top one is my sister Emily, Middle some pretty pansies, and bottom, a view from the car window.
We drove past some amazing old houses and beautiful old shops on Norwich. Hoping to go have a proper look around this afternoon.
I love it here. It’s such a change from New Zealand. Instead of barren hills and mud and totara trees it’s green and leafy.
Now I just need the room to stop spinning. I am still disoriented from that flight! And to think there’s another one looming up on the horizon. Hopefully by then I will be longing for home and it will all be worth the sufferation.
Thats all for today. Can’t wait to get some more photos taken!
Oh, and I like the second season of strawberries I get!