~ Frank Sinatra
It’s over. We’re home.
After all 12 of those countries, 137 days travelling and circumnavigating the globe, we’re back home.
The day started enjoying the tasty complimentary food and wine on offer at Changi airport, Singapore.
We boarded and settled in for our 14 hour flight to Heathrow. Florence was torn between watching Ryan Gosling – La La Land – or Idris Elba – The Take. I went for Idris, it was okay for a late night flight.
We’d chosen the Indian vegetarian menu option – curry for dinner and breakfast. The food was very good.
Our plan was to stay awake as late as possible to try and get a bit nearer to UK time. This worked up to a point and we both managed about five or six hours of good sleep.
The descent into London was a bit bumpy going through the layers of low cloud. Heathrow wasn’t very busy and we were in our taxi about half an hour after leaving the plane. London felt cold; cold for the time of year and cold after Singapore.
We were home around 10:00am. Jenny and Omar seemed to remember us and demanded lots of attention; this continued all day.
I have a strange combination of feeling we’ve been away for a long time and feeling it was no time at all. I think this will resolve itself over the next few days and weeks as we settle back in.
We’ve done a bit of unpackin, the heating is on, my slippers are still in the loft and there’s pizza for dinner – but no pinot noir.