Thanks for this comparison of current location and back home, Google Now:
The kids have just found out that we’re (they’re) putting up the (real) Christmas tree this afternoon. Despite the chilly weather, their excitement is virtually tangible. And let’s be honest: your average Norwegian Spruce would wilt under the African sun anyway…
As I’m currently flying over (or maybe around) Ukraine, so why not hit you up with a Chernobyl post?
For the attention of the residents of Pripyat! The City Council informs you that due to the accident at Chernobyl Power Station in the city of Pripyat the radioactive conditions in the vicinity are deteriorating. The Communist Party, its officials and the armed forces are taking necessary steps to combat this. Comrades, leaving your residences temporarily please make sure you have turned off the lights, electrical equipment and water and shut the windows. Please keep calm and orderly in the process of this short-term evacuation.
Come fly with me, Let’s fly, let’s fly away If you could use some exotic booze There’s a bar in far Bombay…
But I’m not going anywhere near India, Bombay is now Mumbai, and this isn’t actually an invitation. Still, while we’re on the subject, much new found respect for Frank Sinatra in keeping a straight face while telling us about the possible entertainment on the South American leg of our shared trip:
In llama-land there’s a one-man band And he’ll toot his flute for you
Really, Frank? Really?
Nope, we’re UK-bound this evening at the end of a couple of hectic weeks which have exemplified this year for Family 6000. As ever when on the road, I will continue to attempt to blog each day, but I promise nothing. But you should probably expect fewer words and more photos – maybe a bit of Tumblr mode. You’ll survive. If this is an issue for you, please drop me an email stating why you deserve a full refund. Oh, and your bank details, obviously.