Flying out of Doha at night was amazing. I had a fantastic view of Doha in all it's sparkly glittery glory. I tried taking pictures on my phone but they don't do it any justice. Had I realised what to expect I would have left my good camera out of my bag.
By the time we departed I was really hungry so I had dinner; a lovely beef salad followed by lamb loin. Both were exceptional.
The plan was then to try and get some sleep. Unfortunately, towards the end of dinner the turbulence started. At times it was pretty bad, though not the worst I've encountered. But it was relentless and we continued to bump along for nearly 5 hours. I managed to doze on and off but it wasn't a refreshing sleep. It should do until tonight though.
After I had given up on getting any more sleep I watched my first and only movie for this trip home - "Hidden Figures" - a great movie. Then a nice breakfast of bircher muesli followed by scrambled eggs.
Now, I'm writing this entry as we speed across the Great Australian Bight only an hour from home.
I just had to check something on Google maps and I must admit I had a *sigh* moment when it opened on London, where I last used it. No point getting all emotional about it though. Time to get back and live life in my Australian home again for a while.