Sunday, January 17, 2010

Up and Away

Well today we took Erin and her best friend, Heather, to Heathrow where they begin their 5 month adventure. They are going to Japan, Australia, New Zealand and various parts of South East Asia. Here they are with their back packs at Heathrow.

At Kate's wedding Erin asked Christine advice about what to take on her travels. Christine pretty much said you'll be fine with two pairs of knickers and a toothbrush. Erin and Heather took this advice to heart and decided that they should only take one hair dryer and one hair straightener between them!

Anyway, it was an emotional time for me and Trev. That's our baby leaving the nest. We decided to cheer ourselves up by going to Kew Gardens since we are seldom in that part of London before 10 am and it was a lovely day. Great decision especially as we bumped into Linda in the cafe at lunch time! Purely by coincidence! So we ended up having a lovely day and as Linda has been through all this with the aforementioned niece we had a kindred spirit.

Anyway, I'm sure Erin and Heather will have fantastic adventures and I believe that they have formed a Facebook Group where you can follow them (heavily edited so that I don't have to worry too much.
Here are some pictures of our day. That robin is actually in one of the greenhouses!


oreneta said...

She'd be able to commiserate about kids flying off to travel too. Small world isn't it!

Erin will be fine, especially once she ditches some of that stuff!!!! Goodness, she'll be fit if nothing else.

Helen said...

I empathise, but I'm sure they will have a fabulous time

katemcnabb said...

Ahhh can't believe she's gone already! Sad for you but pretty exciting for those two hey. Looking forward to keeping up with their travels as they go. Girls after my own heart with the straighteners etc :)

Can't believe you randomly bumped into Linda! It's a small world after all.

Hope the house doesn't seem too quiet sans Erin - 6 months will fly by though!