Monday evening, the 28th, our Jean arrived home. She's had a great trip back from the UK, exploring all sorts of places. Sadly, the end part of the journey was not so good. Typhoon in the Philippines delayed her by a day meaning she and her friend missed out on some adventure. The final straw, apart from a tummy bug, were the two over zealous officers in New Zealand Immigration in Auckland, and the Cathay Pacific one in Hong Kong. Despite Jean being a New Zealand citizen, albeit with an expired New Zealand passport, and with a current UK passport, they would not let her fly just to Auckland and would only let her on the flight if she bought an on going flight to another country! Great performance on line at Hong Kong airport purchasing a refundable ticket to Sydney.
Anyway, Jean is here and it is so nice to have her with us.