Saturday, August 30, 2008
Farewell sweet Victoria
Last night we took Victoria out to the airport, to go overseas.
We checked her luggage in at just after midnight and then had the long wait until
her plane left at 3.15 am. ( Why do aeroplanes leave at that unearthly hour of the day!
She is flying Royal Brunei Airlines to Brunei (9 hours) and then has a ten hour stopover there.
We have just spoken to her (mobile phone did not work) but we called her at the hotel
where she can get some rest. She said that it seemed a beautiful safe place and there
were shops and even a McDonalds in the shopping precinct, so she was just off to check them out.
Sounding very tired she has her next leg of the journey which will be a 17 hour flight
to Heathrow, England. Her friend Lisa will be meeting her at the airport.
Victoria is going to be spending a semester at the Rochester University, studying
It was so hard saying goodbye and the hanky had to come out a few times.
Having never been overseas on her own, was a big thing for her - we are proud
and happy for you Tor, for having this wonderful opportunity to do this.
Enjoy your time away.
Love you, Mum xx