Well I’m safely here in Australia. The flights from London Heathrow were long and tedious – I watched movies and listened to music, interrupted only by the periodic arrival of food and drink. I arrived in Melbourne late on Wednesday night, tired and very pleased to see my sister and her family waiting for me. My baggage unfortunately wasn’t quite so lucky – it got here ok, but sometime during the journey my main case had been doused in white wine! Someone must have had stupidly packed wine in their baggage, which burst and then seeped though almost all of my case. We emptied the case as soon as we could, and all my clothes went straight into the washing machine. Some things including books and my slippers have had to be thrown away, and some of the cards that I brought with me have unfortunately been damaged. My case was hosed down outside, but it still stinks, and will need to be replaced. But it could have been a lot worse; if it had been red wine I would have had to replace all my clothes as well! So my next job is to contact the airline – I didn’t report it at the airport as it didn’t look too bad then. So I hope that I’m going to be able to get some compensation somehow – so that I can at least replace the case. Apart from that, all is good. My niece gets married next Wednesday, and tonight is the hen night at Mornington Peninsula hot springs spa, hopefully with a massage too – I’m really looking forward to that!