Sitting down in the family room, watching La La Land, sipping a Four Pillars Chardonnay Barrel Gin (yum) and thinking that I’m ready to go.
The house is clean, the fridge is empty and nothing is out of place. I’ve hopefully set up a lamp to come on for a few hours every evening, however technology does get the better of me often, but I could possibly have figured this out.
This morning after visiting Mum in hospital, I went to a money exchange in Eastland and traded in some of my hard earned cash for some Israeli shekels, Singapore dollars and Turkish lire. Always interesting to check out the currency from other countries with the shekels being very colourful adorned with faces of people I don’t know. I might look that up when we’re whiling away the hours at Singapore and then Istanbul airports.
Packing, repacking and then adjusting a few things in the suitcase has taken up some time but I think I’m organised with everything I need. One scarf? Two? One for the plane and one to drape around my shoulders? Buying one at the airports is a distinct possibility. The scarves in Turkey and Singapore are glorious so maybe I’ll just grab one there, or possibly one in each airport. We’re stopping over for five and a half hours at each airport. The airport at Istanbul will be the old Ataturk one (uninspiring) with the new one coming on line with Turkish Airlines the day after we pass through. We’ll get to see that one on the way home, with it’s amazing rooftop mimicking the Grand Bazaar.
Bruce has very kindly offered to be our transport to Tullamarine in the morning. Three very excited ‘mature’ ladies will be flying out at 12.55pm. Fingers crossed all goes well with our connections. Starting the journey with Qantas and transferring to Turkish Air will be interesting.