We are here! We had a long and, thankfully, uneventful journey to Melbourne. We travelled through the night, to Dubai, the early morning sun creeping inside the aircraft as we flew into a new day.
We had a couple of hours in Dubai Airport, resisting the temptation to buy one of these in duty free! It wasn't hard.
And then on, and on, and on, and on, and on, through another night to arrive in Melbourne early on Friday morning, and a joyful reunion with our son, his lovely lady, and our glorious little 2 year old granddaughter. She ran to meet us as the airport, calling Mama and Pops all the way. That made the long journey worthwhile in itself!