My parents and I landed in Perth 7am this morning from a 6-hour Air Asia X flight from KL. We had trouble getting a good stretch of sleeping, so all of us felt hazy and lazy and more than a little bit grumpy at each other.
When we got home, I unpacked my dirty clothes, freshened up a little and then drove to the boarding kennels to pick up Snoop. Seeing our house, driving my car on Australian roads and playing with Snoop again was a little bit surreal.
I always feel that way after a long holiday. In the past 14 days I’ve been in Singapore, China and Malaysia experiencing a different way of life, eating different foods (lots of it) and encountering and meeting up with different people. And now I’m back in good old Perth which is stinking hot at the moment with a maximum temp of 36° today. I’ll blog about my trip over the coming few days and weeks, whilst interspersing them with posts about my “normal” life.
Oh, I was also greeted by two surprises at home. The kind folks at Zing PR sent me a package of Glaceau Vitamin Water to try out. I will write my review later this week once I’ve tasted the three varieties that they’d sent.
The other surprise was that bees decided to set up a hive in the family’s BBQ. My brother had called the pest controller and that was taken care of this afternoon. Watching a guy in full bee suit clearing out the bees in my backyard was bizarre.
All of which, plus the fatigue, the heat and the jarring sense of having to fit back into my normal routine added to the sense of surrealism that is “home sweet home”. Bitter sweet feeling for sure.