Our journey back to the UK on New Year’s Eve was a long day – it involved starting the day at 2.30am Perth time and finishing it around 10pm UK time (Perth is 7 hours ahead of the UK). The general consensus between Mark and I was that if we travel on an airplane with Izzy again we’ll all have our own seats! We travelled back to the UK in two hops – Perth to Dubai and Dubai to Gatwick. We were very tempted to stay in Dubai and watch the New Years Eve fireworks. In the end reality hit and we decided against that! We jumped on the plane back to the UK from Dubai. The last leg of the journey went better than the first part as Izzy slept for most of it. When we got back home at 10pm, we just climbed in to bed and woke up around 8.30am the following day. Big thanks go to my parents for turning the heating up – we certainly noticed the temperature difference!
On New Years Day we made the hour trip to visit Izzy’s cousin Ben (and our nephew) in Oxford, who was just one week old! Meeting him was certainly a great way to start the New Year and a great reason for not missing that flight in Dubai! It also is a great ending to our blog and our month of travels.
Thanks very much for reading this blog and hope Izzy one day you enjoy reading about the adventures you got up to at just 20/21 months! To all our family and friends we hope 2015 brings you lots of joy, happiness and of course amazing travels!