With Irish second cousin Charlotte
Despite the name of this blog, my Scandi travels actually start in the UK! I flew from Melbourne to Heathrow via KL all in 1 day, giving me the longest Thursday ever (thanks, time zones). After arriving in London I stayed a night with my friend Jess who has been living in London for 9mths (thanks for the bed, Jess!) which was great even though it was just a quick stopover. Then yesterday I got a bus ("coach") from Victoria to Leicester where I was met by my great aunt & uncle, as well as gorgeous second cousin Charlotte from Ireland who is also visiting - just think 5 yrs old, blond hair and Irish accent! She was quite taken with the koala ears I bought her, and also loved the Peter Coombe CD (thanks, Stephen & Carmel). She also remembers all her "brothers" although I am recognised as a cousin!
Ok, more later. Not much news to report yet, I'm really just writing this cos I keep waking up so early!