The Long Haul

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Just a quick post to say that I’m still alive. I was travelling for the last two weeks – I went to Cambridge (UK) for work for a little over a week, then London on the weekend and Amsterdam for a couple of days. London and Amsterdam were short holidays and I had a fabulous time, so I will post some photos from those two trips shortly.

The above photo I am adding to Lucile’s Photo101 Rehab Clinic. I took this photo with my iPhone6 inside the plane as we were leaving Dubai. This gentleman looks like I felt at the time – weary of the long haul flights, and still with another 8 hours to go… I edited it simply by converting to black and white. I took a similar photo of myself on the flight from Heathrow to Amsterdam – I’ve added it underΒ my signoff below. To me, this selfie really sums up my life as a frequent flyer πŸ˜‰

Sorry for being absent for so long. I arrived home yesterday at about 11am and had two naps during the afternoon and evening (two hours each). It’s now 5:30am and I’ve been awake since 10pm.

Gotta love jet lag!

x desleyjane

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34 Comments Add yours

  1. Joanne says:

    Welcome home and good luck with the jet lag – it’s a… drag!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you, it sure is! The sun is coming up but it’s been raining consistently since I landed….

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      1. Joanne says:

        We’ve had nothing but rain here for the last week also. Even woke to a fresh smattering of snow on the mountains this morning. Dang, just when I thought it was safe to finally put my petunias outside, lol! πŸ˜‰

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Oh no!! Snow!!!

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          1. Joanne says:

            It is SO cold yet they call this Spring, brrr…

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  2. Andy Townend says:

    both great photos! I know it’s a drag but I do miss that trip! or maybe just the destination… glad you had a great time in EU!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you!
      Yah it’s ok. It’s amazing really if you think about it logistically. Yes, it was a fabulous trip!!!

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      1. andy townend says:

        Glad you made it back safe, have a great weekend!

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Thanks, you too!

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  3. In fact, I was wondering how you were doing πŸ™‚ I’m glad all is well but I can imagine it’s rough after long flights and jet lag… Your two black and white pics are perfect!
    Welcome home !

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh thank you Lia for thinking of me. And thank you for your comment about the photos!

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  4. brittabottle says:

    Been missing you in the blogosphere! I hope you had an incredible trip!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much Britta. I really did!

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  5. tildy1 says:

    Beautiful selfie!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Aw thanks Tildy πŸ™‚

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  6. Debbie H says:

    Lovely pics. Glad you are back safe & sound after a good trip away. Jet lag will pass eventually. Just think of all the photos and stories you have to share!!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Deb! I spent the entire night last night processing the photos LOL.

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      1. Debbie H says:

        I can just imagine πŸ™‚ Looking forward to seeing some!

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  7. e says:

    Stunning & your passport is equally impressive. Love your style!

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  8. That first image is especially cool.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Mitch – he didn’t notice me πŸ˜‰

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      1. He looked completely engrossed, so I’m not surprised.

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  9. Mara Eastern says:

    Wow, beautiful photos! And a slightly scary travel story – not because of its quality but rather because of the sheer quantity of time you had to spent on the plane. On a happier note, it looks like you had great fun on your tip, and I can’t wait to see more pictures, on Instagram or here πŸ˜‰

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    1. desleyjane says:

      LOL. Yes it was long, but that’s how it is when you live in Australia. Actually it was even longer because of delayed flights, missed flights and a different route. But, I’m home, safe and sound, and my luggage even made it as well! Thanks Mara πŸ™‚

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  10. I really enjoyed your pictures of the strain of long flights. Both pictures are very dramatic. They tell a story of travelling long distances with nothing to do but watch the same clouds outside the window.

    I once flew from New York to London and viceversa. The flights were way too long. Love to see your pictures and read your stories.

    Cheers,

    Omar.-

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much Omar. Long haul travel can be so hard but the good thing is that you usually forget the horror once you arrive and have a cuppa πŸ™‚

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  11. nty6x says:

    Welcome back! Looking forward to the rest of the stories of your travel and great self portrait πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much!

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  12. I knew you were travelling, but when I didn’t see you on my email feed, I had to go check. Lovely photo and it captures the long haul perfectly. Did you get to see Lovely Lucile in Amsterdam? Glad you are back or close to it!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Aw thanks for checking up on me Terri. Yes! It was a very eventful trip with a couple of meet ups, which I will post about very soon!

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  13. Perfect captures, Desley! Glad you’re home same and sound πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Stacy – the things we do when we’re in the air for 30 hours each way!!

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