The World is so B I G.

Packing. 23kg's may seem like a lot until you have to put it into a suitcase.


Saying goodbye is sad, even if it is just for a few months. 

Airports.
Christchurch isn't half bad. And the staff are kind. Our first flight was delayed, so the lady kindly bumped us onto an earlier one. This did mean a rushed goodbye but we got to Auckland. Everything didn't take long and we ended up only having a short wait for our first 'long haul'.



 Auckland


It is weird having dinner at 12:30 in the morning. Going on a long haul flight is kinda like entering an alternate dimension where you eat, sleep & watch movies. 

Comment for my dad - the Dreamliner is a dream. Comfy, roomy and quiet. And yes, the 'plastic' plane didn't dry us out. 

The first haul was good, and we felt great. All of us had some sleep and Asher watched the whole of the last Hobbit movie. Arrived in Singapore feeling good and ready to make the transfer to our next flight. 

We didn't have a lot of time, so no wandering of the shops (which we couldn't afford anyway). It was so quiet and clean! 



But then came the longest. flight. ever. Honestly, there was a point where Dan and I actually looked at the clock and said "Oh, there is still 8 hours to go". It seemed to take for - ev - ah! 

In total Asher and Dan watched 6 movies, Hannah & I four. I probably got the most sleep but we didn't crack the 5-hour mark in one hit.  

But we arrived. And went through customs & border control (though it really isn't much of a control compared to good ole' NZ). We caught two tubes, didn't get lost and were met by the wonderful Vicki and Matt, who have been amazing hosts. Their apartment has such incredible views and at 4am we were mostly, all ready for the first full day of adventuring to start. 


Some U.K. kai 

  
Hannah loves the 'tube'.

Our view! You can see the Shard, London Eye and top of St Paul's. Beautiful!!


It has just cracked 7am and all but Dan is awake & breakfasted. 
Today we take a bus tour and do the Tower of London. It is going to crack 30 degrees and it is already a stunner. 


Comments

  1. That's a lot of movies!! Any recommendations?? Did your eyes feel like they were going to pop out of your head in the last hour? I'm so looking forward to reading these posts...enjoy the adventure! Lots of Love xx

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    1. I would recommend 'Farewell Christopher Robin' and Hannah and I would both recommend 'Pitch Perfect 3'. Dan liked 'Ready Player One'. Blood shot eyes are not a pretty sight, Hannah looked like a walking Zombie by the end. Glad you like my posts! xo

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  2. Fabulous job Spraggs x we can still refer 'fondly' to our long haul Manchester to Chch straight though, so we hear ya sister! Make the most to 'do' - you may not be back there again and you can sleep in December! St Pauls, Westminster Abbey, Natural History Museum, Palaces, parks and film sites are always cool xxx

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  3. looks like so much fun and I hope you are have fun and you like it over there bye from isaac at yms

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    1. Hi Isaac,

      We are having a wonderful time. There are so many great places to visit. We probably won't get to do them all.

      How was hockey this week?
      Mrs Spragg

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  4. hi mrs spragg is't me louis i hope that your having fun on your trip it looks like it bys

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    1. Hi Louis,

      We are having a great time, thank you for commenting on my blog.

      How was the football game on Friday?
      :) Mrs Spragg

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  5. WOW! looks like you and Hannah are having lots of fun at new places so far bye from Eamon at YMS school

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    1. Hi Eamon,

      Hannah and I are having lots of fun exploring new places. I think your mum would be able to tell you about lots of the places we've been.

      Do you have somewhere in the world you would love to visit on day?
      :) Mrs Spragg

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  6. Hi Mrs Spragg
    Hope your having the best time ever on the other side of the world!
    Make sure you bring the Eiffel Tower back to school :)
    Hoping the flights were fine going there!

    Enjoy your time
    Bye!!!!

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    1. Hi Chloe,

      We are having a pretty amazing time. There are so many wonderful places to visit and see. I will try to bring the Eiffel Tower back, I'm sure it will fit in my handbag.

      The flights were good but the second one was very, very long. We were pleased to be in London after flying/travelling for over 24 hours.

      What exciting things did you do last week?
      Mrs Spragg :)

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  7. Hi Mrs Spragg! looks like you're having fun already, it must've been a very long flight, longer than going to Japan from Auckland, which is twelve hours. You have only been away for a week or so but it feels different without you. We will be waiting...

    Good luck!
    Mia

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    1. Hi Mia,

      The flight was very, very long. Longer than Japan to Auckland. That was about the same length as our trip to Singapore. It wasn't to bad really. But Singapore to London seemed to take forever. I'm glad we have a few months before we have to do it again.

      Have you had a good week, even though it feels different?
      :) Mrs Spragg

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  8. Hi Mrs Spragg
    Hope your having the best time ever on the other side of the world, IT is so different with you not being here today.
    make sure you bring everything back don't leave anything over there.
    Hoping the flights were fine going there.

    Enjoy your time
    Bye!!!!

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    1. Hi Chloe,

      I promise to try my best not to leave anything behind. Though I probably will ... lol. Thank you for your message. I hope that things start to feel less different soon.

      :) Mrs Spragg

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