I have been dreaming about my up coming holiday for so many months now! Booked so far in advance, I have at least had a lot of time to look forward to it!
For me, the holiday starts the night before. When your bags are all packed... apart from the last minute toiletries! You have your travelling clothes in a neat pile, and your passports are on top so they DO NOT GET LOST. This is where the holiday starts! Usually a sleepless night due to excitement and for me... the earlier you have to get up the better! This time, we had a bit of a lie in and set of at a very sensible hour, 9am.
Arriving at the airport and waving farewell to which ever friend or relative you managed to persuade to give you a lift to the airport, it's the beginning of a adventure.
Getting the boring bits like check in and bag drop off out the way... my eyes were set on Duty Free! If you ever need an excuse to shop this is the perfect one. After all, the holiday has now officially begun so why the hell not!
After lots of window shopping at the super luxurious stores Heathrow Terminal 5 seems to offer... we went on the hunt for a WHSmiths to find that all important holiday read! I went for 'Me Before You' so I can see the film when I'm back... Along with a couple of mags for a lazy pool side read.
One long flight later (+2 and a half hour delay!) with several movies watched, we arrived in the desert land... aka Ras Al Khaimah!
Get me to the beach!