09.05.2011 11 °C
Ok so I have made it as far as heathrow airport….so far so good! The travelling down to London was the bit I was most worried about but it was fine and so fast! Time goes really quick when you’re panicking!
In the end I left my hair dryer and hair straighners at home, they just weren’t worth the extra strain on my poor weary back. Im sure Australia has these items so Im not too worried….may have to let the mane go wild for a day or 2 until I return to normal. I thought I had hit the jackpot and found free wifi at the airport, turns out you have to pay….boo, so I am updating offline soon to be transferred.
So the nerves have definetly arrived, these feelings are probably the feelings that stop people from going on such a massive adventure…you cant let them take over. I am so glad I didn’t let them over power me. Right this moment I am thinking, “what the hell are you doing mhairi??”. But I know it will be well worth it once I land in oz! plus there is no going back now, Quantas have my bag.
Looking around the airport there are so many people with different stories to tell, families going on long haul, mum looking anxious, dad looking for the child that has gone missing. Business men looking serious and important. Men waiting for their wives to come back from duty free. Couples ready to embark on an adventure of a life time together or just a holiday in the sun. Then the lone travellers trying to look cool and collected but really they are bricking it (that would be me). You don’t get much more diversity than at heathrow airport. All these different lives yet all with the same objective….to fly high!!
Im trying to picture my life once I land in oz and I cant, I have no clue of life on the other end. What is my hostel going to be like, whats the weather going to be like, will I be able to find a job, will I want to find a job. And who are the unsuspecting people I will target and steal as my new aussie buddies
Ok, I have 5 mins til my gate opens…I think a last minute trip to boots is in order…spend my last few pounds.
Next time I update I will be in the land down under. Here we bloody go……………….x