Arrived in Auckland after a pretty good long haul flight - think the melatonin might have helped with getting some good sleep! Luckily for us the severe turbulence they were predicting just outside of Auckland didn't come to much or we might not have got mum on the last flight back to Christchurch.
Actually we almost didn't get mum and Lauren on the flight when they went back on the path between the international and domestic terminals to look for one of Isobel's (American Girl doll) shoes! Luckily John had some sleep on the plane or I think he would have blown a gasket!
We arrived back in Christchurch to a wonderful welcoming committee of family and friends. Lauren was very chuffed when 3 of her school BFFs turned up at the airport!
High 5 to Mum for flying without fear on several flights including the 4 long haul ones!
Signing off now. It has been a fantastic holiday. We struck a good balance of history and culture in France, wonderful family time (and a bit of sightseeing) in Scotland and adrenalin filled excitement at Disneyland on the way home. Thanks to everyone for making it a great trip - can't wait for the next adventure!