After Lizzie and Jarett had left me and made their way to Vietnam, I had a lovely string of days off, so I decided to go home for a few days to visit Mum. Since all of my siblings were elsewhere and Dad was flying, it was just Mum and me!
I landed into LHR and hopped onto the bus to Stansted airport, which is not too far from home. Mum had also just landed from Austria, where her and Dad had spent the past week, so I didn’t have to wait long for her.
Once we got home, we put the kettle on and sat down with some tea! Mum had told me to bring a big suitcase for my birthday present and I had absolutely no idea what it could be… so when I unwrapped this incredible knitted blanket I couldn’t believe it!
Every patch is different and all of the colours go beautifully with my living room. It took mum around 2 years to knit it, and I never had any idea that she was making it!
We made some dinner and spent the evening watching The Apprentice and catching up.
The next morning I woke up with the sunlight peeking through the curtains, and was greeted by a lovely sunrise across the fields.
A couple of weeks ago my sister Lizzie and her boyfriend Jarett came to visit me in Dubai. They were passing through on their way to Vietnam, where they will be living for possibly the next year! They managed to time their flights so that we had the whole day to spend together in Dubai.
I landed the evening before just after midnight, so after a couple of hours I went to pick them up at the airport.
Since they’d flown overnight from Vienna, and I’d only had a couple of hours sleep after my flight, we all hap a quick nap at home! They visited last year and we did most of the touristy stuff previously, so there was no real agenda for the day that we planned to follow.
We decided to go to City Walk, which is just a quick drive from where I live, for a walk around and some lunch.
I believe that I’ve mentioned in some previous posts that the City Walk area has been updated recently and is now even bigger, with plenty of interesting areas to walk around in with painted murals, as well as shops, cafes, restaurants and a cinema.
So as you may remember from my October roster post, starting from next month (if all goes well) I’ll be working in first class! This means that I got my roster a little earlier than usual.
I’ll be starting off the month with 5 days leave, which I’ll be spending in Barcelona with my best friend Lucy. I’ve been to Barcelona lots of times, but I still love the city so I’m always happy to go back.
Other than that my roster is as follows:
- EBB (Entebbe, Uganda – a new destination for me!)
- LHR (London Heathrow, UK)
- SFO (San Francisco, US)
- ZRH (Zurich, Switzerland)
- HKG (Hong Kong)
As you can see I have a new destination that I haven’t visited before, Entebbe! I’ll be researching what there is to do there in 24 hours, so any tips are most welcome.
Another trip to San Fran, which should be fun. Although the flight is veeeery long (I’ve just got back from a trip there as well!) it should be interesting working it in first class rather than business class.
My trip to HKG is one I’m very happy about, as it’s a 48 hour layover! When I saw that we had started 48 and 72 hour layovers there again I just had to bid for it. Now to plan what to do there with my lovely friend Kirsty!
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On the day of my birthday, I was whisked away to a beautiful hotel in the lovely seaside town of Flic-en-Flac, in the Black River region. We checked in around lunch time, and were greeted with a deliciously refreshing coconut and mint mocktail.
The weather was perfect, beautiful sunshine and a lovely temperature. I couldn’t wait to get on the beach!
I’ve just got back from a lovely week away celebrating my 25th birthday in Mauritius, with my boyfriend and his family. Even after visiting quite a number of times, there are still areas of the country I am yet to discover. So we made it our mission one day to explore the capital, Port Louis, as well as some of the north of the island.
We set out in the morning towards Port Louis, which as you can probably guess from the name, is a port full of beautiful boats.
We strolled past admiring the yachts, and wondered how much the one that was for sale would cost. Far too much, I’m sure!