Trip Start Sep 18, 2008
28Trip End Oct 18, 2008
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The car trip to the airport took just under 1 hour with us arriving outside terminal 2 at 7.30am. We unpacked our suitcases from the car and headed to the Singapore Airlines check in counter. Once we had been checked in and our bags taken, we rang Sophie to say goodbye before she headed off to school. Next up we headed through security where Celeste got pulled up for having her toiletries case in her bag and lost almost all her stuff because of the 100mL of liquid/gel rule they have in place now. We stopped around the corner at WH Smith to buy lollies for the plane and we gave a quick call to Uncle Graham and Aunty Pat to say goodbye. We then headed to the boarding lounge to wait to board the plane. I set up the laptop to use up the rest of our 3 mobile broadband while we used the up the rest of the phone credit to call Aunty Margaret and Uncle Philip & Aunty Shelia.
At 9.45am it was time for us to board. We were sitting in rows 37 & 38 on the right hand side of the plane. Noah sat next to the window in row 37 with mum in the middle and Bronte on the isle. I sat across from Bronte by myself. Celeste sat behind mum with dad in the middle and Nikita on the isle. The plane began taxing on time and took off at 10.00. When the in flight movie system was set up I put on the new Abilgal Breslin movie Kit Katerliage while I waited for the food to come. For lunch we had a choice of either mutton and potato or chicken and vegetable. I took the chicken but it wasn't overly nice. I must have been really tired because as soon as I had finished eating, I put some music on and fell asleep. I slept for about 4 hours only to wake up when they came past handing out drinks. As uncomfortable as I was, I fell asleep for another 2 hours, this time waking up as the snack kart came past. I decided to have chocolate and crisps before falling back asleep again.
I woke up 2 hours later feeling rather hungry again and after waiting for and eating my chocolate bar; I just couldn't get back to sleep again. I eventually decided to put another movie on and picked Harry Potter 1. The cabin lights came on an hour into the movie and they began to organize breakfast which was a choice of scrambled eggs or pork noodles. I had the eggs which tasted mush nicer than lunch. After breakfast was cleared up the plane began to descend into Singapore. I had only just reached the climatic point of the movie so I was very happy that they left the movie system on for most of the landing. The landing was the smoothest I had ever been on in my life; you couldn't even feel the plane hit the runway. The England part of our holiday was now officially over and it was time to enjoy our 3 day break in Singapore.