On Thursday night we decided to go home for a few days, on Friday morning we booked a flight, on Saturday at 2-30am we got up, left at 3-30am and were on the plane at six to Barbados. What a turnaround! We have less than three months to go but felt a trip home would do us good and we would be able to see everyone. So that's what we did.
We spent 10 hours in Barbados - no delays just a scheduled wait - then got the evening plane to Gatwick by Virgin Atlantic, arriving Sunday morning when Matt picked us up. Stayed the night at Ann's and then a few nights with Dad and then John and back to Dad's and then home just over a week later.
It was great to see everyone and catch up and now we are back with only three weeks to our Christmas break and 5 weeks in the new year. We've decided not to do a lot of extensive travelling on the way back because of the state of the £ / $ which makes it really bad value for money but we will just do a bit, probably Brazil, Suriname and French Guyana and then on the New York for a week or so and fly back from there. Should be back home by early March.
Mary writes her diary whilst we wait
We have a lot to do before then. I have completed 7 modules and have 2 to go then all the formatting and putting on the website. Mary has another workshop in Lethem (by small plane) for 5 day's next week and another to train some new master trainers to take over from her and Meg when we leave. All seems to be going well and we should just about be able to do it!
Gatwick on the way home
We just couldn't resist that one last Wetherspoon's fry up on the way back
And if you look carefully below, you will see that they put on a flight especially for us to Bridgetown Barbados - VSO 29. How appropriate!
I know pictures of airports are boring, but that's all we took. So much of a rush at other times, forgot to take the camera out!