Just doing last minute things now. Both cases are almost packed. My rucksack with the tickets, money, passports etc is ready to go. We received a wadge of lealets & brochures from Roy & Heather (Sandra's cousin & his wife) in New Zealand yesterday and that seemed to bring the holiday closer.
I had a phone call from a very nice man at Dial A Flight. His name is Dale and I must say that the service we have had from this company has been absolutely first class. He just wanted to assure us that despite the weather, long haul flights were departing pretty much on schedule. By the way, he didn't pay me to say nice things about the company but credit where it's due.