A 30+ hour journey takes a bit of getting over and flying backwards in time
- from west to east - doesn't help either !!
At first you sleep like a log purely through tiredness
then you begin to wake up in the middle of the night - or in my case at 4:00 am - and can't get back to sleep so the next night you are more tired again.
this goes on for a couple of days if you are lucky and a couple of weeks if you're not !
Just as I was beginning to get through this process a new torture began
and THIS is what was responsible !
Who knew that such a small gadget could cause such torture ?
Yes, it's a smoke alarm !
We have three of them installed in our house.....
and at 3:00am on three consecutive mornings their batteries began to run low !
One by one,
one morning after another,
the darn things began to emit a high pitched bleep like a cricket !
Our ceilings are higher than normal, so even on a chair I can't reach the damn things.
I had to wait till Tony finally stumbled out in the dark to wrench the battery out of the offending alarm and silence it !
the suitcases are all unpacked and put away,
the clothes have all been washed, ironed and put away,
and routines are slowly being resumed.
Tony is busy making a photo book of our holiday
and I'm researching where to go next year !
All good !