After bouncing off the walls the kids ended up crashing. Eloise was so tired she didn’t even manage to get her shoes off. Luckily we were able to catch up on some sleep.
At 21:30 we were picked up by the buggy and driven to our next gate. Singapore airport was amazingly well organised, it ran like clockwork. It was interesting to see all the COVID-19 measures in place and how they managed people from different risk areas.
Our flight to Heathrow was much busier. A three-quarter full 777-300ER. The flight itself was a bit of a blur. We were still full of adrenaline, starting to get tired, changing time zones and juggling two under two. Eloise was frustrated she couldn’t run around as much, especially since she knew exactly what compartment the biscuits were stored in. Lachlan kept sleeping as newborns do. It was a bumpy ride so we had to keep taking him in and out of the flight bassinet which he didn’t love. Sophie watched her nine millionth episode of Grey’s Anatomy.
14 hours later we had landed at Heathrow, this time it wasn’t snowing like our previous visit in 2018. There was a bit more action at this airport, although still relatively quiet by its standards. After a tricky terminal transfer (which should definitely be an Olympic sport) juggling 9 suitcases/ bags and the children the end was in sight.
Eloise slept the whole way through her first business class flight to Glasgow in a small A319. Admittedly we were all starting to slow down at this point. Luckily the flight was only about an hour-long, we hardly had time to finish our croissants. Good to know for when we travel down south to meet our friends Tom and Hazel.
We had finally made it to Glasgow!
We then got dropped off at our serviced apartments where we will be staying for the next month while we settle in and search for our own place.
After a slow morning, the afternoon was spent dawdling around the city getting to know our surroundings. It was a cracking day in Glasgow. A large part of the city was closed off because they were filming the new DC Flash movie, apparently, a lot of people were searching for Batman throughout the day. In parallel they were also filming the new Indiana Jones movie, resulting in production crews on each corner.
In the afternoon the family had a quick catchup with a friend. I have been talking with them remotely for months but we were meeting them in person for the first time, which was nice. My UK team had generously put together a big welcome pack for us all. We also received our car so we can get out and about and explore a bit wider.
The next challenge will be putting Eloise to sleep, currently, the sun doesn’t set in Glasgow until 21:30.