Wednesday, April 11, 2012

It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be..................


It was about a year ago that Mark and Terri decided they were going to the UK for a  year long working holiday....that was ok....it was a whole year away.....and as the plans were made it still seemed a long way in the future...then it was "this year".....then a "few months"...a "few weeks"......and suddenly it was "the day".....I wasn't going to go to the airport.....but I did...and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be...don't get me wrong...it wasn't the easiest thing I have ever done....but seeing them so excited about their adventure made it ok.......and I have skype and FB and email.....when I went to the UK for a year (a very long time ago.....) there was no such technology....and I am sure the year will go fast......

I am not usually in front of the camera but I have a favourite pic of me with Mark that was taken the day before they left......and no I am not standing in a hole LOL


Terri is a very organised young lady and has been placed in charge of travel plans, accommodation etc while Mark has taken on the portfolio of "entertainment"....so here they are checking in......with Mark "supervising".....go Tez!


Packing for a year isn't easy......but the back packs only weighed about 11kgs at check in so they did well......


This is all a kid needs for a year isn't it?? Mark with his carry on bag....which contained the first of the Hunger Games books....and a book of crosswords........I am thinking after the seemingly never ending round of farewells he was involved in over the past few weeks that sleep would have won over reading once he was on the plane.......


A  mum can never have too many photos......


Terri's mum and I wanted a pic of our "babies" as they disappeared into the internationsl departure lounge.......and were "told off" by the security guard for taking them.....see the sign
the kids are standing in front of?  Apparently it meant we couldn't take photos....if I had seen the sign I would have thought you couldn't take cameras/phones etc into the area.....ooops......I am not one to flaut authority.....so have cropped the pic to just include the kids......and apologies to the security guy.....I won't do it again!  promise!

Bon Voyage!  Happy Trails........have a wonderful time..........love you both.... .....see you next year!! 


(ok....it was then I did shed a little tear or two.........) .....but I had Rhi and Wade there to give me a hug.......thanks guys!! 

'Til next time....................Lorraine

25 comments:

Amanda said...

I am sure with all the technology it will be like they are just around the corner.

Maree: said...

Know the Feeling Loz ..Amanda is right with Skype etc you'll be chatting all the time..
Wishing the Kids a Great Time.
cheers

Maree: said...

oohh Lovely Pics.

Jeanette said...

Yay for technology. The year will pass by before you know it. Great pics. Hugs,

Chookyblue...... said...

stop crying now..........you will be fine......the year will be gone in no time...........11kgs OMG.......

shez said...

lovely pics Loz and a year will fly and what a experience for the young ones,come on now a big smile.xx

Pip said...

Skype and FB will make all the difference, you will be able to follow their adventures quite easily. Looking at the sign, my first thought was no phones and cameras allowed inside, there should be some text as well.

Kris said...

They look so happy, no wonder it wasn't as bad as you thought. Great to see the beginning of their adventure! And Chooky's right. The year will be gone in no time!

Kris said...

Oh, and I have a photo of my son and daughter-in-law in front of the same sign. Who knew?

Jo from the farm said...

How exciting for them:)

Daisy Jayne said...

Dear Loz ...know where you are coming from.... my son only went 300 kms from me and I am still, having moments......

Karen said...

What an exciting adventure their going to be on. With technology you it's going to easy to keep in touch. But no matter it's still hard to see them off I'm sure. You've got a very handsome son btw.

Hugs - Karen

BTW - you still coming to my neck of the woods soon?

Lyn said...

Great photos...time seems to pass so quickly these days...one of my daughters is gearing herself up to go as well this year..not sure if I will be 'tear free' though

Cheryl said...

Yes they do look so happy and what a wonderful adventure ahead of them. Great pics for sure...love the one of the two of you. Skype is a wonderful thing for sure!!

Cardygirl said...

Safely on their way! How quickly that year of planning went...so they will be home before you know it!

Chocolate Cat said...

Glad it wasn't as bad as you expected, was thinking of you all day! You have some lovely photos.

Quilt Kitty said...

Gosh just the thought of it is making me tear up too, but your right, it's not as isolating as it used to be & think of all the great things they will have to report back. Aren't they both so photogenic, beautiful photos especially you & your boy. I hope they have the best time & the time flies for you. Tracee xx

Lynda said...

You were very brave Lorraine. What a wonderful time they will have. John and I went overseas 4 days after our wedding and we were away for the best part of a year ... wonderful time.

Nay from Nays Place said...

Brave Girl just to put it in perspective - 12 mths ago we were at Pirie for my first Country Hart workshop - look how quickly that has gone - and how much has happened....time will go so quickly

Linda said...

Sorry for you to be missing Mark and Terri. I know exactly how that feels. Skype helps a lot! Loved seeing the picture of you. You're adorable! I hope you keep busy enough that you don't miss them as much as you think. Blessings.

Shay said...

I'm amazed they managed to get their belongings down to aback pack each. That's pretty impressive.

The year will fly by Loz. And in the meantime there is Skype and the phone and email.

You're lucky you didn't end up in the lock-up...airport security is pretty tough these days.

Katie said...

You have the same smile! :-) I hope they have a wonderful year.

DAWNIE said...

Gorgeous pics they will have a great time I am sure and time will pass in no time. As you say with technology how it is you can now contact 24/7

Joolzmac said...

Big tugs on the apron strings! A year will fly by and with all that technology, keeping in touch will be a breeze. What a cute couple they are and I am sure they have many adventures in store. Happy trails, guys!

Cheers - Joolz

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Totally agree with your Photo Comment, can NEVER have too many photos. The web makes everyone seem so much closer. :)