Well ... we have safely arrived in the UK after an 8ish hour flight from Melbourne to KL, and then a 12ish hour flight from KL to London. The girls travelled really well, and slept for a good solid 8-hours when we took off from KL.
After arriving at Heathrow and meeting Uncle Eric, we drove to Chelmsford for a few days of well deserved rest (the girls recovered from their jetlag long before we did!), before we drove into Romford, London, where GAD and GUS (that's Great Aunty Doreen and Great Uncle Stephen!) had organised a family get-together so all of our UK in-laws could meet the girls, and we could meet all the other recent additions to the mob - Alec and Sian's son Theo, Emma and Vinnie's son Lucas, and Maxine and Matt's daughter Alice.
Adults and children everywhere ... lots of food ... lots of laughter ... and some very tired girls by the end of the day. (Nap? What nap?)
But the highlight of the day - definitely - was Evelyn and Gaia meeting their 96yo Great Grandfather Alexander ... or Gramps as he prefers! LOL