It's nearly midnight on Friday and I've been back home for about 6 hours. The Family weren't home so I set about unpacking and sorting things. A few emails and texts to let people know that I'd arrived safe and sound followed and then I had something to eat (and treated myself to a gin and tonic).
By 8.30 pm the Family had returned from their various exploits and I went up to catch up with all the news - theirs and mine - so much can happen in 12 days. I had planned an early night but we sat outside in the light of the moon and stars and yarned for a couple of hours until will-power got the upper hand and I came down to The Cottage determined to post an update before bed.
My journey home was pretty uneventful. Traffic around Auckland was heavy and there had been an accident South of Auckland closing the State Highway and causing a 20 k detour but the rest of the journey was remarkably traffic free.
And so now I'm off to bed and hopefully I'll wake in time to go to make a few phone calls and go to croquet in the morning!
Hopefully tomorrow evening I'll be blogging again - there's so much to share. And so much to catch up on as well.