Vent, olives, coogee
28.11.2012 - 28.11.2012 22 °C
Woken again this morning by noise on Boris' roof. This time it's an Indian Minor bird that has decided to build a nest in one of Boris' vents.
It's a busy day today, saying goodbye to Boris, and his smell, and two flights, Melbourne -Sydney and Sydney - Singapore. We've been confirmed on both the BA flights home so are feeling confident about them and Qantas tell us the flight to Sydney has lots of seats empty too. Our focus becomes Singapore hotels.
How a day can turn around. With Boris gone we get to Melbourne airport to be told the flight is full and its not clear whether we'll get a seat......great start. Nat starts to sweat and I tell here (once again) to 'worry only about those things you can change', something that I've been told many times myself. We get on and in no time are in Sydney. Phew!
One day, when I'm rich and famous, I'm going to buy all my flights like every other bugger has to. Standby travel is an emotional roller coaster!! At Sydney we are told all the BA confirmed seats are no longer confirmed and everyone is back on standby......great!! We wait anxiously with our 13 items.
Yes, you guessed it, we don't get on. We get offered 2 seats in economy, but don't want to split, all combinations are unworkable and Dot refuses to stay behind on her own ;-)
Away go the Singapore hotel guides, out come the Sydney ones again. What to do? Stay close to the airport ready to come back tomorrow.......or party. Um, let me think.
So I find myself, at almost midnight, with a full moon over Coogee Beach, sitting on our balcony, a glass of wine, and all this on top of the best Italian meal we have ever had at Renato's on Coogee Bay Road. Warm Sicilian olives to start. Top pizza to finish. Highly recommended.
Dots excited about the pool and the beach tomorrow and secretly we are all happy to be here. We have our shuttle bus booked to the airport for tomorrow's attempt (equally busy apparently)