Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Matt is now in Moscow!!
Last week was a bit of a blur. I struggled to do or think of anything that was not related to Matt's trip and in many ways I am glad he is safely on his way and I can resume my normal life for a while (with a little time for worry here and there...).
It was all going fairly smoothly. We had everything packed, tickets, passports, visa's etc were all in order. We were headed across to the coast on Thursday night to see Geoff's Mum on the way to Matt's plane which left on Friday afternoon. Long story short, his travel laptop blew it's hard drive on Wednesday night - aarrrghh and he has elected to take his old, much, much heavier laptop. So we have had a few emails from him already and he seems happy enough. Apparently it is Moscow's birthday this week so many celebrations to attend - he was quite impressed with the Russian ABBA band.
Here he is leaving us-
(using the latest Sketchy Thursday sketch).
I'm pretty sure he didn't look that happy at the end of a 24 hour trip - gotta love living at the other end of the world from just about every where else!
and here is Henry's last few minutes with his already much missed big brother (although it is equally possible that Henry is sad because Matt is taking the 3D gameboy with him..)
And I think I got this months Black with Two challenge right (black with yellow and blue) after misreading last months requirements. Still love black as the back ground card!
So I wasn't too teary at the airport and I was thankful that a last minute check of his passport - all OK - also discovered that somehow my passport had also ended up in the document wallet he was taking - that could have been bad...
and to finish here is a photo Matt has sent us from Moscow.
I think I will be torn over the next three months between missing him, glad he is having such a grand adventure and completely jealous I am not there to see all these wonderful things.
have a fun day. xx