Thursday, 8 September 2011, Day 289/365.
This day a week ago I had a day trip to Melbourne to have a peak at the new Spyro Skylanders Adventure game.
It’s a bit of an organisational nightmare trying to fit something like this in around childcare and there was no way I could have done it if a friend didn’t stay over the night before and take JJ to school in the morning. I had to be at the airport in enough time for the 6.55am flight.
I didn’t sleep much the night before because I was panicking about not waking up to the alarm, and hoping I’d have enough time to get from the airport to the event. Of course it was all fine but it meant that I got through the day on only a few hours sleep.
Afterwards I had a coffee with a couple of the other bloggers that were there but then excused myself so I could go shopping. When in Melbourne one must go shopping.
As I only had a couple of hours I just went into the city, got off the tram and walked the wrong way down Flinders Lane. This wasted about 20 minutes of my valuable shopping time.
I managed to buy a new pair of Birkenstocks, a summer dress and a small purple leather shoulder bag. This last purchase was so quick because I thought I’d better start heading to the airport and I walked past a shop, saw it, and thought I must have that. Went in to buy it and the shop assistant said she’d grab a new one from out the back. I said don’t worry about that, this one will do, paid for it and got to the airport with plenty of time to spare.
I also bought a souvenir for my son (the book of Oliver Twist). I don’t think he was too pleased with it but he likes the musical so I thought he might like the book. Time will tell. I also bought a little something for my babysitter friend.
On the plane on the way back an Irish guy got on and he had the window seat so we both had to get up to let him in. He was snuffling and blowing his nose and this was while he wasn’t constantly on his phone organising stuff. He told us he was going to Adelaide to buy a car. I thought he wasn’t going to turn his phone off but he did just as we started taxiing to the runway.
He turned it on again as soon as he was allowed to after we landed. Why is it that in Melbourne you can’t use your mobile phone until you enter the terminal but in Adelaide as soon as you land you’re allowed to use it.
After a busy and eventful day, I had a good sleep that night and it makes me glad that I don’t have to travel much for work, even though this wasn’t strictly work. I don’t think I’d like that type of job.