Bags are packed, books uploaded onto my kindle and bottles containing liquids neatly stowed in a clear plastic bag. House is tidy and fridge empty save for a sandwich and apple to eat at the airport. I have even remembered my passport and tickets, though I use the word ticket loosely as nowadays all you get is a piece of paper with flight details and booking reference number. I do miss the feel and excitement of an old fashioned airline ticket that was handed over, and the counterfoil returned. Still , technology has its advantages. I went online and reserved my seats though Air New Zealand still haven't caught onto online checking in.
A twelve hour flight to Hong Kong, hope they show some decent movies. I arrive just in time for the Chinese New Year celebrations so it will be a quick stop at my hotel to check in and leave my bags then off to the harbour for the New Year night parade.