Travels with Tim and Lisa

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Home again

Posted by Lisa Hill on June 16, 2015

Hello to my faithful readers: we had to cut short our trip because my father is gravely ill, so we’re now back in Australia after a gruelling 36 hours.

To Stuart at Academy Travel in Australia: you are wonderful. He was in touch within 20 minutes of my text, listened, and then said he would ring back in half an hour with a solution. It was four in the morning in Brussels, and Sunday in Australia. He rang back, and everything was sorted. We were on the train to Paris with connecting flights and kindly considerate treatment from everyone at Singapore Airlines – with a rental car ready for us at Brisbane as well.

*weak smile* The hospital won’t let us in to visit until 10:00am and they are very strict with double-locked doors and all, so we have time for a quick shower and some breakfast…

Bye for now

13 Responses to “Home again”

  1. Lisa Hill said

    Reblogged this on ANZ LitLovers LitBlog.

  2. Jonathan said

    I’m sorry to hear about recent visits. At least you’re home now and can concentrate on family stuff.

  3. So sorry Lisa…

  4. ablay1 said

    Sorry to hear you had to cut your trip short. Wishing you strength in this difficult time with your dad.

  5. Lisa, I’m so sorry to hear about your father’s illness. Take care.

  6. rebeccatoltz said

    Take care Lisa. You are in my thoughts.

  7. crlbth59 said

    Good news so far. Stuart took our trip to New York and he’s great.

    Thinking of you………….Carol

  8. Wow, that’s truly lovely service Lisa. Fingers crossed for your Dad – that whatever happens he is comfortable.

  9. My thoughts are with you lisa

  10. Hope all goes well now that you are home. We are not your priority, but keep us posted when you can.

  11. What a difficult time. All the best to you and your family.

  12. Annie & Tim Wilson said

    We trust your precipitate departure turned out to be unnecessary.
    If time is not too pressing at the moment, we’d like to hear from you. A few glasses yet to be enjoyed.
    Annie & Tim

    • Lisa Hill said

      Hello, how lovely to hear from you!
      I’m up in Qld at the moment, but will email you when I get back and we’ll see if we can organise catching up:)

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