First of all, I'm really sorry that I haven't managed to answer all the lovely comments you left in my post from yesterday. I'm very grateful. If I get the chance when I'm doing some waiting in one of the airports I will be drifting through tomorrow, I will try to catch up. But, thank you all.
Time has caught up with me, I've just about done my packing and managed to get all the gifts in my case, oh yes, and some clothes.
I'm just about to go to bed. The early to bed motto is really relevent on this occasion because I will be leaving at 3.30 tomorrow morning, driving to Bristol Airport, getting my car parked and then checking in for my 6.15 flight to Amsterdam. Sadly, I won't be able to hit the town because I have another plane to catch, admittedly a few hours later, which will take me to Saint Petersburg. From there, who knows. I so looking forward to meeting ilmera</lj> for the first time, having a look around her home city and visiting The Hermitage. I think I will be packing a lot into the next week, and that means that I probably won't be able to update or read your journals, so, if there's anything you especially want me to see, please leave me a link to it and I'll promise to check it out when i get back.
So, kind friends, I'll catch up with you on Wednesday or Thursday of next week. Night night.