Leaving On A Jet Plane

“What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.”

― Jack Kerouac, On the Road


“How did it get so late so soon?”
― Dr. Seuss


So, I’m heading in a general homewards direction in about an hour. Have just crammed as much as possible into my suitcase and rucksack; with all of the PNG bilums (wool bags), spears, arrows etc it wasn’t easy. I’ve had to leave quite a lot behind including the ‘mud men’ masks which is a shame – they’re left in very good hands though! Have spent the last couple of days getting my first glimpse into the world of moving house. Having never moved house, or even witnessed anybody moving house before, it was a completely novel experience helping Kieran to pack up his house into boxes. There were a series of complications which resulted in the removal van being unloaded into a storage facility through a small door which could only be open for four minutes before the alarm went off leading to a $60 fine! Anyway, I’m bizarrely arriving into England tomorrow morning at 7 despite the fact that I’ve got 14+8 hours of flying and over 4 hours in Singapore…fingers crossed that everything goes smoothly!