I woke up on Friday morning to find out that instead of a short flight, we had to drive to Auckland because of that stupid ash cloud. :(
It was a two day long drive (which I had to spend crammed in a car with Maysie!), but there was a prize at the end, my WONDERFUL cousins, Sean, Sam and Nicky.
As we reached Auckland, bad weather caused the first leaps of the Europe trip to be a bit of a stinker, but all was well, as the 35degreee country of Hong Kong awaits the arrival of King James the Great (well, thats what my imagination tells me)