The time has come for me to make my trip to the UK for Dad’s investiture at Buckingham Palace. My suitcase is packed – lightly, but I am travelling with an extensive shopping list from Chief. Spending a total of 22 hours in the air is certainly an endurance test but at the same time, a period for reflection. You do feel that your life is in suspension while you’re up there seeing the earth from a different perspective – I like to take stock. I’ll watch a film or six, read my book, eat and drink then TRY to sleep. I arrive into Heathrow where it’s a good 20 degrees or so cooler than Brisbane, early Friday morning. It will be a shock to my system but hopefully keep me awake until I reach my final destination. I’ll catch up on the flipside!