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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Leaving Melbourne

An almost three month sojourn here in Melbourne is ending tomorrow. Am leaving
home to spend the night with friends who live a bit closer to the airport and then
catching tomorrow's evening flight to Colombo via Singapore.

The flight from Melbourne to Singapore is for me very tedious. Books don't help and
I am not a movies fan. Having said that I now try to watch back to back movies to pass
the time. Even though aisle seats have been reserved it is sometimes strange that on
check in that arrangement is completely overlooked and I dread if I find that I am in
a middle seat! I need to walk around and find that all the time asking someone to move
for me to slip out is extremely annoying for the person who is sitting next to me.

Weather here in Melbourne is chilly and I am going back to my hot and humid and presently rainy Sri Lanka. Am looking forward to going back home but I am extremely sorry this time to leave my daughter behind (the middle one) who is slap bang in the
middle of exams and her final semester. She is going to be all alone till my son returns from his month long vacation at home. It is a very sad situation because I really need to get back home and at the same time to leave this girl behind.

For a few days blogging will have to take a back seat unless I finish all the stuff
which has been piling up at home. I also have a wedding - both church and temple to organize - as this is the final bit for our eldest daughter's wedding.Looking forward very much to that as well.


  1. It sounds like you have got a lot on! I know what you mean about movies on long haul flights.... I usually do watch one but I have learned from experience to not watch more than one or it makes me all emotional!

  2. Just popping by to say you won the copy of Travelling Light on my blog! Email me your address ( and I'll get it off to you! Simon

  3. i'm sorry to hear about your daughter being in the middle of exams but enjoy your nice weather in Sri Lanka! Like Melbourne, it's a bit chilly here too!

  4. Simon thanks so much for the win.

    Aimee - its Sunday evening and its hot here!

    Hannah - yes lots of work to get going on. The flight was strangely better than before. I switched carriers this time and flew Emirates throughout. Found it heaps better than Qantas/Sri Lankan!

  5. I hope that your trip goes well (or has gone well)!

  6. Books never help me either when flying. Thanks so much for your kind words on my blog last friday. Hugs. Simone xx

  7. I hope your flight home was pleasant and you're back in your routine soon.

  8. Sounds like you are very busy! Wishing you a safe journey home, and that the wedding preparations go well. :)