And so we’re off… nearly!

After lots of planning, packing, more packing, lots of goodbyes and and even a Christmas dinner (thanks!) we headed to the airport.

Whizzed through the airport to duty free and after a few last minute purchases we had some champers to celebrate the start of our trip.  As the plane got later and later the writing was on the wall – the only Thailand experience we were going to have was the lovely lunch we had with mum and dad at The Thai Rooms! But we made the most of the airport anyway:

So we had to exit through passport control, collect the bags and head for the bus – good old BA provided us with food and we were then driven to the Hilton at T5. So day one of the big trip – let’s call it the European leg.

Leaving Drinks – some snaps

Thanks to everyone who came on Saturday night and to those who sent us messages – you gave us a great send off! Sore heads on Sunday though.

Here are a few pics (er, let’s hope our photography skills improve over the next six months – it’s a good job you’re all so gorgeous!)

Please send us any more you have and we’ll see you for part 2…