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Greeting in Guildford

Unbeknown to most people, I was going to be arriving home a few days early. All that stood between myself and Guildford was around 36 hours worth of airports and planes. Fun. The journey consisted of three different flights, meaning that I was privileged enough to experience the Emirates safety briefing three times in a variety of different languages. Having already done at least ten flights in the last few months, I now consider myself a leading expert in the field of fastening seatbelts and spotting emergency exits.

The three flights did give me time to watch plenty of films and tv shows. This started well with 'Brighton Rock', a sort of gangster murder type thing, and 'Limitless', a psychological thriller. Then I began to delve into less socially acceptable viewing, watching several epsiodes of 'Glee' and then moving on to 'The Aristocats'. Sadly, this was not as good as I remembered it being - in hindsight I perhaps should have gone for Bambi, but I felt that having not slept in some time and already being emotianally delicate due to my impending return home, the tragic fate of Bambi's mother might have overwhelmed me.

After what felt like several decades worth of being stuck on planes, I arrived back onto British soil. It was raining. But I'm a fan of rain anyway. Back to the new home in Boxgrove Gardens, a lovely place to live (hope you read this Lily!) although the house seems to be just as lacking in furniture as it was when I left. It was nearly time to surprise some people. There were mixed reactions - in fact I was surprised myself by how many people just stared gormlessly at me as if I was some kind of two headed ghost. (Izzy/Ben/Anna). It was kind of strange being back at first when only a small handful of people were aware of my existence - but soon enough I was back on the map - and got some more excitable reactions the next day(well done to Tiggy and Frankie). I'm still a little confused by this whole jet lag thing - I keep forgetting about mealtimes and alternate between tiredness and awakeness (is awakeness a word?) Anyway, I'll get over it.

Well it's nice to be back and great to see you all again! But now that I can talk to people in person there's no real need for any more blogs! I hope you've enjoyed them!

xx

Posted by tom_christmas 09:30 Archived in England

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