So as many of you will already know, I have left my fair rainy England for more exciting and sunnier pastures Down Under. Last night I set out on my own, from the busiest Heathrow terminal I have ever seen towards, Singapore Airlines bound for Melbourne. All I have is my 20kg bag, a guidebook and a hostel for the first few days (and my iphone, of course). No friends, no job. It is petrifying, yet also overwhelmingly exciting.
As I write I am sitting in Singapore Changi Airport after a 12hr 50 minute flight (oddly went very quickly, despite the snoring woman next to me and the old mans ass that kept popping up in my face every 20 minutes. ) Free Wi-Fi and boredom encouraged me to finally put together an au-revior post for the friends and family that have made this past three weeks incredible, and last nights flight very, very, emotional.
For my final three weeks I made it my mission to catch up with the oldest and best of friends. I traveled the country, from London to Cardiff to Lincoln to Leicester. I spent more money, ate more food, drank and cried far too much. I will not do individual goodbyes but I will say this: to all of you who made the effort, or wanted to but couldn't - thank you. I will miss every single one of you more than you can know. You are the best people I know, that is why I keep you around. There will always be a holiday welcoming you, wherever I end up this year.
Tomorrow morning I will walk out into Melbourne and try to find my way. It will be hard and exciting and life changing, I do not doubt. Through the blog I shall keep a record of my travels and adventures. For now, I will continue to pester the staff here about why I cant access facebook on this wifi. Its irritating me. I will also buy some crisps for the flight because, lo and behold, food allergies make eating while travelling far more complicated than it needs to be.
Farewell. Keep in touch.
Goodbyes - the best kind of sadness.
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|Lot of love for my #surreylads|
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|A Wonderful Man|